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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Health


Public health nurses are available to help in the following areas:

Well Child/HealthCheck Exam

What is it?
Well child and HealthCheck screenings are complete preventive health check-up services for children. Public health nurses screen children for health concerns as well as growth and development. Referrals are made to medical providers for follow-up on areas of concern.

Who is eligible?

  • Well child exam: Any child residing in Waukesha County is eligible for well child exams.
  • HealthCheck: Children on Medical Assistance or Healthy Start are eligible for HealthCheck exams based on a standard schedule for age. HealthCheck exams meet the physical exam requirements for Head Start.

Where do I go?
Well child and HealthCheck screenings are offered as a walk-in service; however, appointments are encouraged. HealthCheck screenings are also offered for WIC participants during their scheduled WIC appointment. For more information please call 262-896-8430.

High-Risk Child Services

What is it?
Public health nurses provide periodic home visits to families with newborns and children with medical needs. Services include:

  • Health assessment
  • Screening for normal growth and development
  • Parenting and child care education
  • Referral to community resources
  • Answers to child health questions
  • Case management

Who is eligible?
Families in Waukesha County with high-risk children, for example:

  • Premature infants
  • Children with medical conditions
  • Issues regarding growth and development

Where do I go?
Telephone referrals to Public Health can be made by calling 262-896-8430. Referrals can be faxed to 262-896-8387.

Children can be seen as a walk-in service or for WIC participants at WIC clinic.

Go to our Children's Hospital link for more information on child health.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Many homes and apartments built before 1978 have lead paint or varnish on the walls, woodwork, windows and floors. Lead can harm children. Children under six years old can easily be poisoned by dust or chips from lead paint. If they play near windows and other places with worn-out or damaged paint, they can get lead dust on their fingers and toys. When they swallow lead dust it can cause illness. It can also cause problems with learning, growth and behaviors that can affect them their entire life. Even small amounts of lead can be harmful. Children living or spending time in older homes should be tested for exposure to lead.

Lead Screening

What is it?

  • A blood test by a finger stick
  • Results are provided within minutes

Who is eligible?
Any child residing in Waukesha County is eligible for a screening test.

Where do I go?
Screenings for children are offered as a walk-in service; however, appointments are encouraged. Screenings are also offered for WIC participants during their scheduled WIC appointment. For more information please call 262-896-8430.

Lead Poisoning Care Coordination

What is it?
Public health nurses provide care coordination for children who have been lead poisoned. Services include:

  • Health assessment
  • Growth and developmental evaluation
  • Education about treatment and prevention
  • Home environmental lead assessment and recommendations from Waukesha County's Environmental Health Lead Paint Website

Who is eligible?
Any child residing in Waukesha County with an elevated blood lead level.

If further information is desired, please contact the Public Health Division at 262-896-8430, or toll-free at 1-800-540-3620.

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