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Health Department Service Status during COVID-19 Response

As we work to do what we can to keep our clients and staff safe during this challenging time, we have made some modifications to our services. As the situation changes we will update the list:

March 29, 2020 Update

As we work to do what we can to keep our clients and staff safe during this challenging time, we have made some modifications to our services.

The Lapeer County Health Department (Rich Building) is currently closed to the public.

Senior programs

  • Congregate meal sites and Center activities – These centers are closed to activities at this time until further notice. As the situation improves we will post the reopen date. If you would like to request home delivered meals in the interim, please contact our Senior Programs office at 810-245-5866.
  • In-home services are on hold except in unusual circumstances. Please contact the office if questions regarding a particular client or service.

Environmental Health (EH)

  • As of 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19th, 2020, the front office of Environmental Health will be closed to the public.  During this closure Environmental Health staff will be responding to urgent matters only such as, out of water situations, sewage exposure emergencies and foodborne illness investigations. During this closure the front office staff will be answering phone calls and voicemails and receiving payments for permits and services utilizing the drop box outside of the Environmental Health entrance.  Applications are available on the website at . Please call 810-667-0392 for assistance. Thank you for your patience during this time.

AICC (Alcohol Information and Counseling Center)

  • Group sessions are on hold at this time.
  • Many of these services are being handled via phone. You may call 810-667-0243 for information on services available or to speak with a counselor.


Public Health Nursing Area Services – questions for this area, call 810-667-0448

  • WIC – WIC is now able to provide their services remotely. Current clients will be contacted regarding appts. and benefits. NEW clients should phone for assistance with applying for benefits.
  • Immunizations: No walk-in clinics are being held at this time.
  • Face-to-face contacts will be very limited to those absolutely essential.
  • All other programs, phone 810-667-0448 if questions  



For the latest information and updates, GO TO or


  • Notice to those vaccinated at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 13.   Your second dose appointment will be on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Please come to the Fairgrounds at the same time that you were scheduled for your appt. on 4/13.



COVID-19: Updates

Lapeer County Coronavirus Letter Update 05-20-2021

COVID-19 Vaccines FAQ - 4/08/21 Update

How mRNA Vaccines Work



MDHHS Epidemic Orders

Click on link for most current Orders & Infographics:,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660--,00.html











Medical Examiner’s Office


MIFSM is handling cremation permits and death certificates for Lapeer County.

Contact Information:

MIFSM (Michigan Institute of Forensic Science & Medicine, 4707 McLeod Drive, Saginaw, MI  48604

       Phone #:  989-341-5077
      FAX Line:  989-341-5077 (yes, same #)
       Staff Email Inbox:

Services for Medical Examiner Cases Only

The services provided are ordinarily used by county law enforcement, the prosecutor’s office and families of those individuals who die by means falling within the legal responsibilities of this office.

The Medical Examiner also uses data from deaths in Lapeer County to promote the health and well being of Lapeer County residents.

Death Certificates on jurisdiction deaths will show the manner of death (Natural, Homicide, Suicide, Accident, or Undetermined) the cause of death and whether or not a post mortem examination (autopsy) is done.

List of Permits and Services

Please contact MIFSM for a current list of fees.

  • Cremation Permits for Funeral Homes/Cremation Services
  • Disinterment/Re-Interment Permits
  • Autopsy & Toxicology Reports (Call for Medical Release Form and fee)
  • Group Presentations on issues related to the health of Lapeer County residents

Listed are definitions of how the Medical Examiner retains jurisdiction of an individual dying as a result of one of the following manners of death:

  • Homicide (other-inflicted death)
  • Suicide (self-inflicted death)
  • Accident (ex: car crash, falls, drowning)
  • Criminal abortions (including self-induced)
  • An unforeseen, unexpected and/or sudden unexplained occurrence
  • In government custody (ex: jail, prison, or while being detained or transported)
  • Residing in or being transported by any State-licensed facility
  • Under Federal penal control, such as executions
  • Child Deaths (all individuals less than 18 years old)
  • Suspicious circumstances surrounding the death

* For information on how to obtain a Death Certificate and the fee from the County Clerk’s office click on the Link below:

                        Lapeer County Clerk - Death Records

AICC – Substance Abuse Services

  • Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Evening hours:  Are pre-arranged with assigned Therapist

Who is Eligible:

Anyone who is abusing/dependent on alcohol or other drugs may be considered for admission.  You can call 810-667-0243 for an assessment appointment.

Services Offered:

  • Court Assessments
  • Driver’s License, Education & Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Adolescent Assessment, Education and Counseling
  • Alcohol Highway Safety Education
  • Prevention
  • Marijuana Awareness Program
  • Life Skill Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Cognitive Restructuring Classes

Who Pays:  No one will be denied treatment due to their financial situation.  To aide our clients, we accept third party insurance which provides coverage for out-patient therapy.  For those without insurance coverage, a sliding fee scale based upon the client’s ability to pay is used.

AICC was established in 1975.  AICC is an out-patient substance abuse provider which is a division of the Lapeer County Health Department.  AICC specializes in the treatment of

individuals with substance use disorders as well as co-occurring disorders where the substance use disorder is the primary issue.

  • Licensed by the State of Michigan
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Approved
  • Medicaid/Medicare Approved
  • Many other major third-party payers accepted

AICC is a Proud Member of the Region 10 PIHP and

CARF Accrediting Services

Links available:

-       CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)

-       Region 10 - Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan – NO Address for LinK Yet

Lapeer County Senior Programs


Lapeer County Senior Programs provides a number of programs designed to help seniors remain in their home and maintain their independent lifestyle.  Eligibility for participation is age 60 or older and a resident of Lapeer County.

All programs are funded through the Lapeer County Senior Millage and State/Federal grants available through VAAA (Valley Area Agency on Aging).

Main Services Offered:

  • Care Management & Case Coordination
  • In-Home Personal Care and Light Homemaking
  • Respite
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Congregate Meals
  • Home Chore Services
  • Senior Centers

-Lapeer Senior Center located at 287 W. Nepessing St. Lapeer (810 245-6896)

-Imlay City Senior Center located at 395 East Third Street Imlay Cit6  810 724-6030)

  • Transportation

Other Community Links Available:



211 website for services available in Lapeer County:


Michigan's Food Laws require that all food that is prepared for the public must be licensed and follow rules to reduce food borne illness and contamination.

Lapeer County Health Department staff license and inspect all food service in Lapeer County.



Applications and Information

Temporary Food License Application

Temporary License Checklist & Instructions

Food Safety & Licensing Guide for Temporary Events

STFU notification of Intent to Operate

Standard Operating Procedures Worksheet

Food Service License Application

Change of Ownership/Site Consultation Request

Key Changes to Food Code/Law

Michiga Department of Agriculture and Rural Development /Food Safety 



Food Safety Educational Materials:

Cooking Temperatures

How to Properly Thaw Foods

Preventing Cross Contamination



In 2010 Michigan enacted the Cottage Food Law




1800 Imlay City Road Lapeer MI 48446





LCHD COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information


Walk-in Clinic Times Being added at Lapeer County Health Department
While those who prefer can still complete the on-line form for a scheduled appointment time, we are also
adding some walk-in clinic times to our schedule.
Clinic Schedule at Health Department:
On Sept. 1, immunization times will only run from 8:30 - 10:30 due to staff training.
Wednesdays   8:30AM 1:00PM Walk-ins and Appointments



COVID-19: Updates

Lapeer County Coronavirus Letter Update 09-17-2021

How mRNA Vaccines Work

MDHHS Epidemic Orders


Click on link for most current Orders & Infographics:,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660--,00.html  





CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Related MDHHS Website




Mission: Dedicated to Protecting and Promoting the Health of Lapeer County

Vision: To contribute to the creation of a healthy society in which the residents of Lapeer County are confident in the integrity of their food, water and general environmental conditions, free from chronic and communicable disease and maintain a proper respect for animals.







Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 -12 and 1-5

        Tuesday, Thursday 8-12

       Call:   810-667-0392


The Environmental Health Division is charged with protecting the public from environmental contaminants in food, water, sewage and reducing soil infiltration in our local waterways. 


Request for Well and Septic Records 

Food Protection and Licensing

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation

Septic Systems

Water Supply Program

Private and Public Wells

Public Swimming Pools

Public Campgrounds

Body Art Facilities

Child and Adult Care Facilities



Building projects or earth disturbance activities that are on acre or more size OR within 500 feet of a body of water require permitting from the Lapeer County Health Department. A body of water is defined as a lake, stream or pond. 


More information and application forms:


What is Lapeer County's Soil Erosion Program


DEQ Frequently Asked Questions

Waiver Forms

Residential Permit Application

Commercial Permit Application

Lapeer County Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality