Detroit Health Department

Continuing a legacy of public health for the well-being of all Detroiters.

Under the leadership of Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE and more than 200 public health experts, The Detroit Health Department prioritizes the health and safety of residents through education, communication, surveillance, and emergency preparedness. Year round, the Health Department works in partnership with key stakeholders including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor communicable diseases in our community and provide up-to-date information to ensure residents are protected and informed. The mission of the Detroit Health Department is to build healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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You may also visit the State of Michigan website or the Center for Disease Control website

Following a generous donation from Ford Motor Company, in partnership with MI Mask Aid and MDHHS, the Detroit Health Department has received several thousand disposable masks to support community initiatives and vulnerable populations throughout the City.

To request disposable masks please call (313) 876-4000 or email [email protected] to provide agency name and quantity of mask required. (Individual mask requests will be limited to 10 mask/person.) Health Department staff will follow up to provide day and time for pickup at 100 Mack, Detroit MI 48201. Identification will be required at the time of pickup. Mask will be available until the quantity is depleted.



To ensure you and your family stay healthy and safe:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick—and stay home when you are sick!
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and wash your hands
  • Regularly disinfect commonly used objects and surfaces. 
  • If you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression or anxiety due to COVID-19, please call the Wayne County Mental Health Authority's 24/7 Help Line at 800-241-4949. 
  • Glove use during COVID-19 (new)