Services offered at PCHD

The Polk County Health Department provides a wide variety of programming including:

  • Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control
  • Women Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Reproductive Health
  • Tobacco Control
  • Wisconsin Well Woman Program
  • Birth to 3
  • Prenatal Care Coordination
  • Jail Nursing
  • School Nursing
  • Childhood Lead Screening
  • Agent for the state for licensing and inspecting:
    • hotels
    • motels
    • campgrounds
    • tattoo parlors
    • swimming pools
  • Agent for the DNR for transient well water testing.

Some of our unique programs are Family Health Benefits Counseling, Peer Breastfeeding Counseling and Fiscal Agent for a 14 county Public Health Preparedness Consortium.

Staff - Contact us:





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.



Other PCHD related websites:


Community Health Improvement Processes

Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020.pdf
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Polk County Community Health Assessment 2013
CHA final 040913.pdf
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