Waukesha County



Head lice is a common health concern that school nurses have to deal with on a regular basis and can cause quite a stir amongst the families and school personnel. We hope the information on this page will assist you with proper surveillance and prevention at your school to avoid disrupting the learning environment.

Sample Head Lice Policy and Procedure for Schools

CDC - Head Lice Main Page

NASN Lice Lessons

Head Lice Information from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

Head Lice Fact Sheet:

DHS - English Version

DHS - Spanish Version

Sample Letter to Parents: Child Has Head Lice (English)

Sample Letter: Head Lice in School (English)

Head Lice: Steps to Take at Home (English)

Head Lice: Steps to Take at Home (Spanish)

Other Health Concerns in Schools Home Page


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)
Tuesdays (10:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
Walk-in Clinic Nurse Services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 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 2018 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY and THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 22, 2018, and Friday, November 23, 2018
  • CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Monday, December 24, 2018, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE and NEW YEAR'S DAY (2018-2019) will be observed Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019