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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.



Community Services Division


Behavioral Health Department


Children and Families Dept


Polk County Wisconsin


Healthy Polk County





Community Health

Improvement Processes

Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020.pdf
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Polk County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016
CHA 2016.pdf
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2017 Update to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
2017 CHA Update WEBSITE.pdf
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A Safe and Healthy Community



Partnering With Communities to Protect and Improve Health and Well-Being


Core Values

  1. Relationship-Based: Our staff is respectful, caring and compassionate with a long term commitment to our community.
  2. Prevention-Based: Our programs focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
  3. Evidence-Based: Our practice is science based and uses best practices.
  4. Health Equity: We are adovcates for all populations and work to empower individuals, families and communities to assure the same opportunities for health.
  5. Responsive: We provide leadership on emerging health related issues and concerns.
  6. Innovative: We strive to provide effective, efficient and sustainable solutions that address the health priorities of our communities.
  7. Collaboration and Partnership: Our work is maximized by partnering with others.
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