Detroit Health Department

Continuing a legacy of public health and wellbeing for all Detroiters

For more than 100 years, The Detroit Health Department has provided relevant public health services and resources to residents. Under leadership of Denise Fair, MPH, FACHE, the mission of the Health Department is to promote and advocate the well-being and safety of all Detroiters through meaningful policies, programs and services and exceptional customer service.

The Health Department is comprised of three offices including Population Health; Clinical Services and Outreach; and Administration and Organizational Development. Each works collaboratively with external partners and community members to help create a public health system which supports a healthy lifespan for all residents.

The health and safety of residents is the number one priority of the Detroit Health Department (DHD). DHD is continuing to work in coordination with the CDC, state and local entities to gather the most up-to-date information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to educate and protect the public. To date, no known cases of this novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Michigan. If you, or a loved one, have recently traveled to mainland China OR had contact with a confirmed case AND are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath), please seek medical attention right away and inform the doctor’s office or healthcare facility to expect your arrival.

Link to CDC and MDHHS on DHD website for up-to-date information,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675---,00.html


The Detroit Health Department has moved to our new location in Midtown. The Detroit Health Department is now located at 100 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.