Waukesha County



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

The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Extended hours on Tuesdays (8 AM – 6:30 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 2017 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • MEMORIAL DAY will be observed Monday, May 29, 2017
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 4, 2017
  • THANKSGIVING DAY and THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 23, 2017, and Friday, November 24, 2017
  • CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Monday, December 25, 2017, and Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • NEW YEARS EVE and NEW YEARS DAY will be observed Monday, January 1, 2018 and Tuesday, January 2, 2018




















Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii.  It is spread to humans by the Ixodes scapularis tick (also known as the black-legged tick or deer tick).  Anyone can get Lyme disease, but people who spend more time outdoors are at a higher risk of being bitten by an infected tick. In Wisconsin, the highest number of cases are seen in the western and northern regions, but recently cases have increased in the central and eastern regions.  The average number of cases reported has more than doubled over the past 10 years.  Symptoms can be severe and life altering if left untreated.  The Waukesha County Public Health Division provides surveillance and education.


Visit CDC Lyme Disease  website for more information.

Lyme Disease fact sheet


Other Tickborne Illness


DHS Tickborne Illness

Repellants reccomended by the EPA

Tick Removal