About Us

Since 1964 we have worked to protect the public from threats to their health, promote better health for all people, and assure that our residents are provided with accessible public health programs and services meeting current health needs. Through our programs aimed at health promotion, environmental health protection, public health preparedness, our community-oriented health services, and community-based public health assessment practices, we are the leader in protecting and improving well-being in Berrien County.


To serve the residents of Berrien County by preventing disease, protecting health, and promoting an optimal quality of life for all.


A community with collaborative partnerships working together to improve health outcomes and promote health equity.

Core Values

  • Persevering through challenges
  • Producing an effective and measurable impact
  • Demonstrating compassion and non-judgment
  • Serving as a supportive community-centered team
  • Empowering optimal health

Nondiscrimination Policy

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the Berrien County Health Department does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability, religion, gender or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by the Berrien County Health Department directly, or through a contractor or any other entity with which the Berrien County Health Department arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (PDF), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the regulations of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to statues at Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91. In case of questions, please contact Berrien County Administration at 269-983-7111.