COVID-19 Testing Update:

Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, including milder symptoms, can come to a testing site for sample collection and use the service as long as testing supplies are available. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19: Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing/ or at least two of these symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. You do not need to have a doctor’s order. Tests also are available to all essential workers reporting to work in person whether they have symptoms or not. Please call the hotlines for more information. GLBHC sites include:
  1. Saginaw - David R. Gamez community health center, 501 Lapeer Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607
    Monday – Friday 9am–3pm or until supplies run out each day. Drive-thru hotline:(989) 293-3492
  2. Huron County – Thumb Area community health center, 876 N Van Dyke Rd. Bad Axe, MI 48413
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am–12pm or until supplies run out each day. Drive-thru hotline: (989) 284-0076
  3. Bay County – Bayside community health center, 3884 Monitor Rd. Bay City, MI 48706
    Monday – Friday Noon-4pm or until testing supplies run out each day. Drive-thru hotline: (989) 280-0725
Please note: New patients or people without a primary care provider wanting to establish care related to COVID19 symptoms and/or known exposure, please call (989) 293-3492 for assistance.


Temporarily Closed: The following departments and services are temporarily closed due to the corona virus: Bridgeport Dental Center, Eye Care, Physical Therapy, Integrated Care Saginaw, Alternative Pain Management, Annual Physicals, X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound except OB & Emergencies, Well Child over 4 (provider discretion).

School-Based health care: Now offering audio and video telehealth services for primary and behavioral health care for ages 5-21. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. Call 751-7777.

Medical Sites: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Janes Street will continue Saturday hours including pharmacy from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Dental Sites:
Here at Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, we understand that it can be a challenge for patients in our community to find a dentist to treat their emergent dental needs and pain. Though we have suspended all of our regularly scheduled non-emergent treatment and preventive care, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers dental clinics are open to treat patients experiencing pain, swelling, bleeding, or other emergent dental problems. In order to maintain a safe environment for all staff and patients, please call to schedule an appointment so we can make the safest arrangements to see you.

Please click here for a list of our dental locations

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