Public Health Department

Message from the Department

The Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH) along with MDCH would like to remind residents and healthcare providers in Wayne County of the following educational and disease prevention resources:

For residents of Wayne County that were affected by the flooding that occurred on August 11, 2014, FEMA will begin local meetings for flood assistance.  Click here for more information.


The purpose of the Public Health Department is to provide environmental health, nutritional health, community health, emergency preparedness, women and children's health and communicable disease prevention and control services to all Wayne County residents, businesses and visitors so that they can enjoy good health and be safe during emergencies. The Public Health Department is subdivided into two groups: Public Health and Environmental Health.

Programs & Services



Environmental Health Programs

Maternal & Child Health Programs

Epidemiology & Disease Control

Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Accreditation & Quality Improvement


Immunization Waivers

To obtain an immunization waiver for your child's school, please contact the Wayne County Department of Public Health @ (734) 727-7078 to schedule and appointment

Video: Overview of the Wayne County Department of Public Health


Thomas Kochis
Director of Health & Human Services
Thomas Kochis

Department of Public Health

Mouhanad Hammami, MD
County Health Officer

Department of Public Health

Carol Austerberry, RS, MS, MPA
(Acting) Deputy Health Officer

Department of Public Health

Ruta Sharangpani, MD; MPH
Medical Director