The backbone of public health work is preventing and controlling the spread of disease. There are many ways to prevent the spread of diseases. It can be as simple as properly washing your hands, or getting recommended vaccinations, or proper food safety techniques. The Macomb County Health Department provides multiple programs and services to monitor and respond to infectious disease reports. Included in this scorecard are a few of the programs and services working to protect and respond to infectious diseases in the county.
TheCommunicable Disease Program (CD) is responsible to investigate reports of infectious disease in Macomb County in order to provide education to affected individuals to prevent the spread of disease, and to prevent outbreaks.
For a list of diseases that must be reported in Michigan, click here.
Laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes or physicians that need to report a disease should call (586) 783-8190 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or FAX report to: (586) 493-0075.
The Macomb County Health Department offers basic country-specific information for international travelers that can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler's Health website and the U.S. Department of State website, including tips for traveling abroad.
The information we provide may include:
We highly recommend that you become as familiar as possible with your destination before you go. There are travel books for any country at bookstores and public libraries. The books have detailed information about safety, hotels, restaurants, maps, and local attractions for any spending level. If your library does not have the one you need, you can ask for it to be sent from another library that does - talk to your librarian if you need help.
Some travel immunizations are available from the Macomb County Health Department Immunization Clinic, but some, such as typhoid, yellow fever, and Japanese Encephalitis are only available at private travel clinics. Don't wait until the last minute - you may need 2 or 3 vaccines to complete a series.
If you would like information about your travel destination, please call (586) 783-8190 or email us now.
The following Macomb County Health Department Clinics provide TB testing on a walk-in basis.
Client must return to the clinic 48-72 hours after the skin test is placed in order to have their result read. Client may be required to return to a different health center to have the test result read.
TB is short for tuberculosis. TB disease develops from TB infection. People don’t know they have TB infection unless they have been tested for TB. TB is a serious disease that can cause a person to become very sick if not treated with medicine. TB usually affects the lungs, but it sometimes affects other parts of the body. Every year there are fewer and fewer cases of tuberculosis, but it is still a threat that has not gone away. To learn more click here.
For the days, times and phone numbers you need to set an appointment to have a tuberculin skin test (TST/PPD) click here.
If you need to be evaluated for latent TB infection or TB disease, or need to pick-up medication, please call: 586-469-5421 to schedule an appointment with the TB Program. Staff take lunch from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and are not available at that time.