Health Resources

Through MiHIA, the Great Lakes Bay Region has worked on promoting better understanding and resources for mental health issues.  Due to the current stresses of living with a pandemic, these resources are more important than ever. Here is a compilation of information and assistance for your employees as your businesses are looking at reopening and the uncertainly around the new workplace environment.


Crisis Text Line
If you’re experiencing anxiety during these times, you’re not alone. Remember to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health in light of the COVID19 pandemic. Crisis Text Line offers free, confidential, and 24/7 crisis counseling that anyone can reach with just a text. They have trained Crisis Counselors to take on hard conversations about anxiety, abuse, and more. If you’re struggling, please reach out to them by texting BELONG to 741741. They’re here to help.

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GLBR County Specific Sources
Each of our counties in the GLBR is covered by a health department, they provide up to date information on programs and resources for your specific area.

Central Michigan District Health Department (Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella Counties)

Bay County Health Department

MidMichigan District Health Department (Gratiot County)

Midland County Health Department

Saginaw County


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s primary resource is the CDC COVID-19 Official Webpage. This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. Recent guidance released and housed on this page includes:

CDC COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Resources for Businesses and Employers

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.


PPE Source Directories
One of the important steps to ensure that your employees have a safe work environment is to secure appropriate Personal Protection Equipment for their needs.

From the beginning of the global pandemic, THRIVE (Transforming Health Regionally In a Vibrant Economy) has been a leader in partnering with Great Lakes Bay Regional businesses in an effort to develop much needed PPE for the region. A list of these sources, which is being updated regularly, can be found on the THRIVE website:

Pure Michigan Business Connect has sourced PPE products from around the state: