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 A communicable disease is an illness that can be transmitted from person to person.  Reporting of communicable diseases is required by Wisconsin State Statute 252.05 and Wisconsin Administrative Code DHS 145. Individuals required to report communicable diseases include physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel, school and daycare personnel, and any others with knowledge of disease.


Communicable Disease Follow-Up

  • Waukesha County Public Health Division is the agency designated by state law to receive reports of communicable disease in Waukesha County residents.
  • Upon receipt of a communicable disease report, an investigation may be conducted to determine the source of infection and to prevent further disease spread in the community.

Helpful Resources:


Communicable Disease Reporting for Health Personnel 

Communicable disease reports can be received electronically through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by phone at 262-896-8430, faxed at 262-896-8387, or mailed to 514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha WI 53188.

Reporting Forms:


Non-Reportable Communicable Disease Information:

Public Health Services

Contact Us

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:15 PM)
The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
WIC Walk-in Benefit Pick up is available:
Mondays (8:15 AM – 4 PM)
Tuesdays (3 – 6:30 PM)
Fridays (8:30 – 11:30 AM)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for 2019 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE AND NEW YEAR'S DAY (2019-2020) will be observed Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020