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Child Health Program

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

Child Health & Parenting Program

Child Health & Parenting Program Brochure
Public Health Referral Form- Child Health & Parenting Program

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.

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

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? 
An appointment is needed for well child and HealthCheck screenings. HealthCheck screenings are also offered for WIC participants during their scheduled WIC appointment. For more information, please call 262-896-8430.


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:

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 2, 2019
  • THANKSGIVING DAY AND THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 28, 2019, and Friday, November 29, 2019
  • 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