It's not too late to get your flu shot!!  Call or stop in today! 715-485-8500

It is not too late to get your flu shot!        

Influenza cases are climbing and impacting all ages, but especially creating very severe disease in the very young and elderly. Getting a flu shot can prevent getting influenza.  It is recommended that those over 6 months of age get a flu shot. There is still vaccine avaliable. Call you local medical provider or the Polk County Health Department at 715-485-8500.  To learn more about the flu and preventative steps use the link below.       


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. It is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. Building awareness is an important part of helping to increase screening and decrease mortality rates. Click the link below for more information.


Welcome to the Polk County, Wisconsin       Health Department Website!

Our agency provides services with the goal of protecting, promoting and preserving the health of our communities through partnerships with a diverse group of stakeholders. Our primary focus is the delivery of high quality public health services to the citizens of Polk County, Wisconsin. Please explore our department's website to learn more about what we do or to connect to a program that may be of benefit to you and your family. We value your comments and input on any of the posted reports and program services you have the opportunity to use or experience.


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Closed on Holidays



Polk County Health Department 

100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI 54810





After Hours Emergency Phone Number:  Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:

  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Communicable Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Health Hazards
  • Bioterrorism Incidents

Why does the Polk County Health Department (PCHD) need this information?  The Polk County Health Department is required by law to report and investigate events that may affect the public's health.  This is why it is important for us to hear from you when you suspect an uncommon illness or event.  To learn more about the health department's requirements, please click here.




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Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
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Polk County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016
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