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.

National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month. Now through January 31, come into the Polk County Health Department to get a radon test kit for $5 (normally $8). Or, call the PCHD at 715-485-8400 to learn how to get a radon test kit mailed to you for $8. Follow this link to learn how you could be exposed to this potential cancer causing gas and how to lower your exposure to it.

Flu Symptoms

It's not always easy to distinguish between a common cold and the more serious influenza virus, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are feeling under the weather can watch out for some telltale signs. Follow this link to learn more about flu symptoms and complications.

Travel Vaccine Information

Polk County has been receiving many requests for Travel Vaccines. Polk County does not provide Travel Vaccines. We are a provider of Vaccine for Adults through the state of Wisconsin. If you have insurance that doesn't cover vaccines or are uninsured, we can provide Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis), Pneumococcal Conjugate, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide, Hepatitis A and B. Please call the Health Department at 715.485.8400 if you have vaccine related questions.


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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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