The Western Wisconsin Public Health Readiness Consortia (WWPHRC) is a regional consortia consisting of 9 local public health agencies and 1 tribal health agency, including Polk County. Established in 2003 with funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, our purpose is to help our members develop local capacity to effectively respond to all types of health emergencies including bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. We do this through networking, coordinating, standardizing, and centralizing our resources and planning efforts among our members.
WWPHRC's mission is to protect the health and safety of the citizens living in the jurisdictions of the member agencies by supporting and promoting the professional development of individual and organizational members in terms of public health preparedness.
WWPHRC can also support members in:
To learn more about WWPHRC go to: http://www.wwphrc.org/
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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.