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Acute Respiratory Illness


Acute respiratory illness (ARI) is defined as illness characterized by any two (2) of the following:

  • Fever*
  • Cough (new or worsening, productive or nonproductive)
  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose) or nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Myalgia (muscle aches) greater than the resident's norm

*Fever may be difficult to determine among elderly residents. Therefore, the definition of fever used for ARI is defined as temperature two degrees (2 F) above the established baseline for that resident.

A respiratory disease outbreak in a LTCF is defined by DPH as three or more residents and/or staff from the same unit with illness onsets within 72 hours of each other and who have:

  • Pneumonia, or
  • ARI, or
  • Laboratory-confirmed viral or bacterial infection (including influenza).

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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


Beginning the week of May 24, 2021, the Public Health Immunization Clinic will reopen by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, call (262) 896-8430. The WIC Clinic remains open for services by appointment only. All other Public Health clinic services remain closed as we continue our work with COVID vaccinations.

The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Monday-Friday. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)


WIC Clinic is open for services by appointment only.  For more information call 262-896-8440. Enter thorugh the Public Health main entrance.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8:15 AM - 4 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM - 5:30 PM)


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 the following observed holidays in 2021:

  • Independence Day- Monday, July 5th, 2021
  • Labor Day- Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 25, 2021, and Friday, November 26, 2021
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - Friday, December 24, 2021, and Monday, December 25, 2021
  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (2021-2022) - Friday, December 31, 2021, and Monday, January 3, 2022