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P.O. Box 706
769 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49023
Phone: (269) 926-7121
The Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) was established as a local health department in 1964 and with a mission “to prevent disease, prolong life, protect the health of the community, and promote an optimal quality of life for the citizens of Berrien County.” This mission is achieved through the continual evaluation of community-wide health needs, particularly where vulnerability exists; through the development of comprehensive population-based health policies, both personal and environmental; and through diligent collaboration and cooperation with all healthcare organizations and the community to provide health services. BCHD strives to attain its goal through three major service areas, including Clinical and Community Health Services, Environmental Health Services, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services.
Clinical and Community Health Services
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, Children’s Special Health Care Services, Family Planning, Hearing and Vision Screening, HIV Services, Immunizations, Public Health Nursing, Nurse-Family Partnership Program, STD Clinic, WIC, TB testing and treatment.
Environmental Health Services
Inspection and/or Licensing of Restaurants, Public Swimming Pools, Child and Adult Foster Care Facilities, Campgrounds, Public Bathing Beaches, Well Installation, On-Site Sewage Disposal System, and Septic Tank Pumpers. They also provide Indoor Air Quality/Radon testing, Home Mortgage Evaluations, Ground Water Testing, Subdivision of Land/Plat Approval, Lead Poisoning/Housing Inspection, and Animal/Insect-borne Disease Control.
Substances Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Programs; Drinking Driver Education Classes, Drug Court Treatment Programs, Substance Abuse Counseling,and Secretary of State Evaluations.
As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the Berrien County Health Department does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability, religion, gender or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the Berrien County Health Department directly, or through a contractor or any other entity with which the Berrien County Health Department arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to statues at Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.
In case of questions, please contact: Donna Howard at (269) 983-7111 ext. 8416.