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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.
Polk County is located in scenic northwestern Wisconsin, about 50 miles northeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The total population of Polk County is 45,550. The county has 50 persons per square mile, a density which ranks 36th out of 72. The ethnic make-up is 97.6% white. The county seat, Balsam Lake, is populated by 950 persons (2000 Census). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 956 square miles, of that 917 square miles is land a nd 39 square miles or 4.08% water.
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