WIC/Public Health Nutrition

 PCHD's nutrition services include:

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) which provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, access to nutritious foods and improved healthcare access for low and moderate-income families.
  • Breastfeeding services for supporting women to successfully breastfeed for 12 or more months by assuring community, work-site and daycare support. PCHD is a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department. This status is obtained by completing a designated 10 steps set forth by the State of Wisconsin which involve educating not only pregnant women on breastfeeding but also staff, the community, worksites and day care centers. This approach assures that a mother has the accurate information she needs to successfully meet her breastfeeding goals and the community awareness to support her breastfeeding rights. 
  • Individual nutrition counseling



Cost of services:

  • WIC services are free of charge to eligible families.
  • Breastfeeding support groups are free to WIC eligible families.
  • Nutrition counseling is provided to uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Call 715-485-8500 to learn more about any of these services.

WIC promotes teaching baby behavior to families.

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Polk County WIC Schedule
Call for appointment
715.485.8520

Amery

2nd Tues. of every month
10am - 1pm
2pm - 5:30pm

 

1st Lutheran Church

Balsam Lake

1st or 2nd Friday,
8:45am - 2:30pm
 

(see calendar)

 

1st Tuesday

10:00am - 6:30pm

 

2nd Wednesday

8:30am- 4:00pm


2nd Thursday

8:45am - 3:30pm


3rd Tuesday

9:00-11:30am - 3:00-5:30pm


4th week., 8:45am - 3:30pm

(see calendar)

Balsam Lake hours may vary

 

Health Department



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Effective October 14, 2015

English, Spanish, Hmong Versions

 

English

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

 

 

Spanish

 

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

 

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

 

(1)        correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; o

 

(3)          correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

www.healthypeople.gov/2020

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