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In addition to West Branch Regional Medical Center, the county is home to many general practices and specialty medical practices, a regional dialysis center and home health and rehabilitation care. The District Health Department includes staff in environmental health, public health education, and public health services.

West Branch Regional Medical Center & Seton Cancer Institute

West Branch Regional Medical Center, (WBRMC) while considered a rural hospital by most standards, is a state-of-the-art, acute-care medical facility located on 44 acres of rolling countryside south of West Branch.

The new medical center opened its doors in 1999 and has led the way for many rural health-care facilities. Heart catherization, cardiac rehabilitation, cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are just a few of the services available at West Branch Regional Medical Center.

Additionally, the Seton Cancer Institute is a complete cancer care center committed to providing cancer patients with clinical excellence and compassionate care. The 32,000 square foot institute connected to the medical center via a corridor on the second floor is a comprehensive radiation and oncology cancer treatment center.

Contact WBRMC at 989.345.3660 or visit www.wbrmc.org for more information.

MidMichigan Health Park - West Branch

MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan. It covers a 14-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alma, Clare and Gladwin, plus urgent care, home care, nursing homes, physicians, medical offices and other specialty health services.

MidMichigan Health Park West Branch is a medical outpatient facility with a full range of outpatient services including:

  • Urgent Care
  • Family Medicine physicians
  • Specialty care by physicians affiliated with MidMichigan Medical Centers.
  • Diagnostic services including laboratory and X-Ray.
  • Community education programs and screenings.

Please contact MidMichigan Health Park - West Branch at 989.345.8140 or visit www.midmichigan.org for more information.

Tolfree Foundation

The Tolfree Foundation was incorporated in 1992 as a charitable organization to provide financial support to construct new facilities, purchase needed equipment and expand services at West Branch Regional Medical Center. A variety of events, activities, and giving opportunities are available. For more information, please visit www.tolfreefoundation.org or call 989.343.3690.


District Health Department #2

District Health Department #2 (DHD) serves Ogemaw, Iosco, Alcona and Oscoda Counties. For further information about services provided contact 989.345.5020 or www.dhd2.org.

The Environmental Health Division is a team of professional staff dedicated to maintaining and improving public health through careful management of environmental conditions. The primary program responsibilities of this division include public food service, public and private water supply, and on-site wastewater disposal on public and private properties. Agency staff provides direct onsite services at thousands of public and private sites in the form of education, consultation, inspectional, regulatory, and enforcement activities. The division is also involved in other program areas such as; recreational locations including campgrounds and bathing beaches, insect and rodent control, child care facilities, subdivision control, air quality, and emergency preparedness.

The Public Health Education and Promotion staff are responsible for building, securing and maintaining programs and resources for individuals, communities, worksites, faith-based organizations, and to achieve overall health and well-being. Health Educators are trained in a wide variety of methodologies to carry out assessment, implementation, program planning, policy development, and education throughout the community.

The Public Health Services Division is dedicated to improving the quality of life of every person in all communities it serves through effective performance and delivery of programs designed to prevent illness and promote health. Assuring access to health care is vital to improving lifestyles across the District.