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.
Where do I go? Well child and HealthCheck screenings are offered as a Walk-in Service. HealthCheck screenings are also offered at certain WIC clinics for WIC participants. 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:
Families in Waukesha County with high-risk children, for example:
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.
Who is eligible? Any child residing in Waukesha County is eligible for a screening test.
Where do I go? Children must be WIC participants and are screened at WIC clinic. For more information please call 262-896-8430.
Lead Poisoning Care Coordination
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.
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