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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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Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
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Polk County Community Health Assessment 2013
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