Environmental Health


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"...working to enhance our community's total well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting health, and preventing disease."


Got a Tick? 

Submit a Kit!


The Buzz with Mosquitos:

Fight the Bite!


CCPHD is working with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to collect data on the different species of ticks in Michigan. There are 20 different types of ticks that are known in the mitten state, and because different species carry different diseases, the more we know about which types of tick are where, the better we can be prepared for the illnesses they may bring our way.

Pick up your FREE tick kit at the Environmental Health front desk, or follow the link [HERE] for more details.

Need some tips to enjoy the summer sun while avoiding itchy mosquito bites (and avoid diseases like West Nile!)?  We have you covered.
Follow the links below for some expert advice from the sources we trust.


Summary of Services

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) Environmental Health (EH) division protects and promotes public health through licensing, inspection, and enforcement activities. Environmental Health staff address public and environmental health issues including:

  • Food service inspection and license processing
  • On-site wastewater disposal
  • Well water supply installation
  • Well and sewage disposal system permit issuance
  • Investigation of groundwater quality complaints

The Environmental Health programs offered through CCPHD are listed below.

  • Food Protection
  • Water Supply
  • Public Swimming Pool Inspections (CDC Healthy Swimming)
  • Day Care/Family Day Care, Adult and Child Foster Care/Adoptive Homes
    • The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is the licensing agency. Please contact your licensing consultant to obtain the correct form. Once the form is completed, return to CCPHD, and an inspection appointment will be scheduled. For service costs, refer to the fee schedule.
    • If you have any questions, please contact CCPHD or visit the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Radon
    • Radon test kits are available at CCPHD. The test kits available in Environmental Health come with a pre-addressed, pre-stamped mailer and can be purchased for $10 for a short-term test kit or $20 for a long-term test kit. All fees are payable in cash (exact amount) or check. Radon information booklets and pamphlets are also available at CCPHD. Radon test kits are also available at many local hardware stores.
    • For information on radon, please visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Listed below are additional Environmental Health issues that may affect County citizens.

Click here for a copy of the current Calhoun County sanitation code.




State Fees

CCPHD services as noted at the link above may include state fees listed below in their pricing.
Food Service License . . . . . . .  $30
Fixed, Mobile, Commissary, & Concession  
  Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
  Non-Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Temporary Food Services  
  Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
  Non-Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


PFAS Updates

For more information on PFAS,
click here.

For PFAS Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Why are my PFAS test results different from my neighbors?
click here to learn more.


Enbridge Oil Spill Updates

For up to date informaiton on the 2010 oil spill in Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River, click here.



How to Properly Dispose of Medications

Click the links below for information on how  to properly dispose of unused medications.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) - How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

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