Influenza (Flu) Resource Center

The number of clinic visits for flu-like illness in our region is above our baseline, (the number of clinic visits that are normal in a week). Flu shots are still available at your health care provider or Polk County Health Department. Please call us at 715.485.8500 to make an appointment.

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services     Press Release:

December 28, 2016: Flu cases on the rise in Wisconsin. Adults ages 65 years and older especially affected. Click here to learn more.

October 5, 2016: Wisconsin State Health Officer encourages everyone to protect themselves, and those around them, by getting a flu shot. Click here to learn more.  Click here for the Spanish version.

What can I do to protect myself and my family from influenza?

  • Please remember it is not too late to get your flu vaccine! Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot.  If you have any questions, please call 715-485-8500. Your local medical provider may also have the vaccine available.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Wash your hands as often as possible using soap and water for 15-20 seconds - about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday".
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available and in-between hand washing.
  • Stay at home if you have flu-like symptoms.

Polk County Health Department

Flu Shot Cost - $35

Please bring your Insurance Card

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Click below to learn more about:

Go to http://flu.wisconsin.gov/ to get up-to-date information on influenza in Wisconsin.

 

Amery Hospital & Clinic:

Visit Amery Hospital and Clinic website or call (715)268-8000 for more information.

Osceola Medical Center:

Visit Osceola Medical Center website or call 1-888-565-4662 or (715)294-2111 for more information.

St. Croix Valley Regional Medical Center:

Visit St. Croix Regional Medical Center website or call 1-800-828-3627 or (715)483-3221 for more information.

Chet Johnson Drug:

Call (715)268-8121 to make an appointment for a flu shot or other vaccine

 

Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance accepted.

204 N. Keller Ave.

Amery WI 54001

 

Staff - Contact us:

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Closed on Holidays

 

Address:

Polk County Health Department 

100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

 

Phone:

715-485-8500

 

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.

 

Websites

 

Community Services Division

 

Behavioral Health Department

 

Children and Families Dept

 

Polk County Wisconsin

 

Healthy Polk County

 

W3TFL

 

 

Community Health Improvement Processes

 

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