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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.
Birth to 3 is an early intervention program for all children from birth to 36 months (3 years) who have a diagnosed disability, move in ways that are not typical, or show a big delay in development.
The early intervention team will evaluate your child's:
The Birth to 3 staff strives to help the family understand and be a part of the evaluation process. The services and support a child and family receive are based on their needs.
If you have concerns about your child's growth, development or learning we encourage you to call the Polk County Birth to 3 Early Intervention Program for a FREE screening at 715-485-8585.
Click here for a referral form for the Birth to 3 Program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” initiative includes resources on milestones checklist and parenting tips.
Go to: www.actearly.wisc.edu Information is also available in Spanish.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families includes resources on behavior, development, child care and school readiness.
Go to: http://www.zerotothree.org/
Autism Speaks includes resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder, signs of autism and resources available to children with autism and their families.
Go to: www.autismspeaks.org/
The CDC has released an app for parents or caregivers to download to track progress of developmental milestones.