Genesee County Health Department

Sept. is Nat’l Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Month, the SPROUT Coalition reminds Genesee County residents of eat right and move more! During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all age groups, increasing more than fourfold among children ages six to 11...
GCHD Reminds People to Wear Insect Repellent
As people head out for the Labor Day holiday weekend, Genesee County residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites while enjoying the outdoors. By just taking a few simple steps, residents can protect themselves and their families from pesky mosquito bites and potentially contacting…
Genesee County Beaches Safe For Fourth of July
As the Fourth of July approaches, the Genesee County Health Department has announced that all beaches in Genesee County are currently in compliance with state guidelines for bacterial concentrations at bathing beaches.
Exposure to any recreational waters can be a potential health risk...
Free Mammograms to be Offered Through GCHD
The Genesee County Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) has received funding from the State to provide free mammograms and pap smears for women ages 40-49 who qualify through September 30, 2012.
In the past, BCCCP has been able to provide free mammograms and pap…
Genesee Co. Health Dept. to Offer Free Quit Smoking Classes
The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Smoke-free, Multi-Agency, Resource Team (SMART) will provide two opportunities to attend a quit smoking class in May at the Burton Health Center.
Sheryl Deutsch, MPH, will get participants started on their journey to smoke free living...
Genesee County Sees Rise in Gastroenteritis Cases
Genesee County has been experiencing a significant rise in gastroenteritis cases. The viruses that cause gastroenteritis, such as Norovirus, are easily transmitted through food, by person-to-person contact, or by contaminated surfaces. The Genesee County Health Department would like to ensure that e…