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.
For information and resources related to COVID-19 or the COVID-19 Vaccine visit our COVID-19 Page Information Here
Did you know in 2010 a Wisconsin Law was passed allowing providers to prescribe Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) to partners of their patients who test positive for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without having to examine or see their partners first?
Since 2017 Polk County has had over 500 STI cases reported. Of these cases, providers only reported that 59 were offered EPT.
The Polk County Health Department is launching an EPT campaign this week to raise awareness of the importance within our community to not only test patients for STD/STI’s and educate on prevention, but to also provide confidential, low-cost EPT treatment to those most at risk of further spreading these infections. Learn more at:
Child Care Providers
While the state has aggressively mobilized to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the Safer at Home order, many healthcare employees and essential workforce members still need child care to continue serving our communities. Find a map of available childcare in your area here.
Be Aware of Covid-19 Fraud
Please be aware that COVID-19 related fraud is on the rise. Scammers may offer COVID-19 testing or treatment through telemarketing calls, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits. Follow this link for more Covid-19 information and how to report suspected fraud.
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.
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Polk County Health Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
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Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:
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.