Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- ICHD Service Changes & Closures During COVID-19 Crisis
The Ionia County Health Department (ICHD) is continuously working on preparedness and response planning for COVID-19. In order to help meet social distancing recommendations, and to help free up staff to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, changes are being made to service delivery in the following Health Department programs:
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Staff are available to help manage client benefits by phone. In-person appointments will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP): Home and office visits are being scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Staff are also available to assist clients by phone.
Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS): Home and office visits are occurring on a case-by-case basis. Staff will continue to provide program services including Care Coordination and Plan of Care by phone.
STD: Call to speak to a nurse.
Immunizations: By Appointment.
Environmental Health: Regular services are being offered, with some minor exceptions. The Health Department building is open to the public, but masks are required for building entry. Please call our office with your request for services and our staff will assist you.
These changes are effective September 25, 2020 until further notice.
What does the Ionia County Health Department do for the Community?
We empower residents to live long and healthy lives by protecting the environment, providing health services, and educating the public to achieve positive health outcomes.
Your Ionia County Health Department is a leader in improving the health and well-being of the community.
Protect you from health threats, the everyday and exceptional. We make sure tap water you drink, the restaurant food you eat and the air you breathe are all safe. We are ready to respond to any health emergency be it bioterrorism or an environmental hazard and we work constantly to prevent disease outbreaks.
Provide healthy solutions for everyone. Your Ionia County Health Department ensures that everyone can get the preventative care they need to avoid chronic disease and to help maintain their health. We provide flu shots for the elderly and help mothers obtain prenatal care that give their babies a healthy start. We also offer a program that provides children with regular check-ups, immunizations, and good nutrition to help them grow and learn.
Educate you and your neighbors about good health. We provide information; pamphlets at your doctor’s office, public service announcements in the media, programs in schools, and detailed websites that allow you to make healthy decisions everyday like exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking or simply washing your hands to keep from spreading illness.
Advancing Community Health. Your Ionia County Health Department plays a vital role in developing new policies and standards that address existing and emerging challenges to your community’s health while enforcing a range of laws intended to keep you safe. We are constantly working, through research and rigorous staff training, to maintain our unique expertise and deliver up-to-date, cutting-edge health programs.