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.

           Half Moon Beach
        Swimming Advisory

Polk County Health Department has issued a swimming advisory on Half Moon Beach in Milltown. Please click here to view the Press Release issued July 16, 2019.


        Staples Lake Algae Bloom

Staples Lake in Polk County is experiencing extensive algae blooms which are capable of producing toxins that can be dangerous to humans and pets. Click here to view the Press Release issued July 3, 2019.

      Stay Safe During Heat Wave  

High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin during the next week, and the Polk County Health Department is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heat wave. Please click here for tips on how to beat the heat.


                   Cooling Centers
A cooling center is a place where you and your family can go to cool off during hot summer days.They are open to everyone. Click here for a listing of cooling centers located in Polk County.




Staff - Contact us:





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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