Waukesha County

 

  

ATTENTION: To better meet customer demand, walk-in services hours on Tuesdays will be 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM starting March 1, 2018. For more information, click HERE (en español).

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)
Walk-in services are available:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:15 PM)
Tuesdays (10:30 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 2018 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • NEW YEAR'S EVE and NEW YEAR'S DAY will be observed Monday, January 1, 2018, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • MEMORIAL DAY will be observed Monday, May 28, 2018
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 3, 2018
  • 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

 

#MoveWithHeart During American Heart Month

During American Heart Month this February, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is challenging Americans to participate in a national pledge to #MoveWithHeart. Physical activity can help prevent heart disease. To encourage people to move more, NHLBI is asking you to take a pledge (anytime between now and March 2) by uploading a video of yourself saying “I pledge to move more for my heart health.”

Only about 22 percent of adults meet the federal government’s physical activity guidelines. Spending just 2 1/2 hours per week doing physical activity that gets your heart pumping and leaves you a little breathless can have significant heart health benefits. Get creative by demonstrating your favorite physical activity in your pledge. Challenge your friends, family, and colleagues on social media to join you. Submit your pledge at www.movewithheartpledge.com (NHLBI Homepage) or share on Twitter or Instagram using #MoveWithHeart.

Infant Immunization

Learn about the vaccines your baby needs! Visit CDC’s site to learn about the 14 diseases vaccines prevent, view the latest immunization schedule, and get tips on how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html

Immunization Information

What vaccines do you need?

All adults should get:

  • Annual flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu
  • Td/Tdap to protect against tetanus, diphtheria andpertussis

Some additional vaccines you may need (depending on your age, health conditions, and other factors) include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Shingles

Traveling overseas? There may be additional vaccines you need depending on the location. Check out Public Health's International Travel Clinic at www.waukeshacounty.gov/travel.

Ebola Readiness

For up-to-date information on Ebola and Waukesha County click here.