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 Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 27, 2019
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety health issue. According to the
2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Click here to find a drug take back location near you.
April is STD Awareness Month, and now more than ever, STD's are preventable. There are steps each of us can take to minimize the long-term cosequences of these infections, but vigilance is key. Click here to learn ways to avoid or reduce your risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Get Connected with Programs that can Help Your Children, Friends and Family
New home of the Wisconsin MCH Hotlines, Wisconsin First Step, and Wisconsin informed Consent Help Lines. Click here to visit the Well Badger website or call 1.800.642.7827 for more information.
Closed on Holidays
Polk County Health Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
After Hours Emergency Phone Number:
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.