Detroit Health Department

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

For nearly 200 years, the Detroit Health Department (DHD) has provided public health services to residents in partnership with neighborhoods and community stakeholders. Under leadership of Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE, DHD intends to help build healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Healthy Tips from the Health Department

To best ensure you and your family remain healthy, always practice good hygiene habits:

  • 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. 
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Important Call Center Update

Detroit, thanks to your responsiveness in taking COVID-19 seriously, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, The Detroit Health Department is decreasing hours of operation of its 24/7 call center, effective Monday, June 22, 2020.

As the number of new COVID-19 cases in City have continually declined, call center volume has also has decreased. Call center agents remain available to speak with residents to address coronavirus related concerns during the new business hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday, at (313) 876-4000 or via email at [email protected].

Calls and emails sent over the weekend will be promptly addressed the following Monday.



COVID-19 - Coronavirus Updates

Keeping Detroit residents healthy and safe is the number one priority of the Detroit Health Department (DHD). In an effort to protect residents, DHD continues to work with the Michigan Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to actively monitor all COVID-19 cases in Detroit and provide residents with the most up to date information regarding this outbreak.

 The Detroit Health Department is actively working to provide residents with daily COVID-19 updates including a daily count of confirmed cases and deaths. We will continue to update this page with the most current information in an effort to keep residents safe, informed and healthy.

Additional questions can be answered by contacting the Detroit Health Department at 313.876.4000 or [email protected] or by visiting the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at or 

COVID-19 information can be found below:

For more on the Coronavirus including prevention and treatment, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.