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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immunization Program  

Waukesha County Public Health Division provides immunizations to people of all ages. These immunizations are available at the Health & Human Services building, Public Health entrance, on Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4 PM) with extended hours on Tuesdays (8 AM – 6:30 PM). The Public Health Division also offers immunizations if traveling internationally through scheduled International Travel clinics (call 262-896-8430 for an appointment or more information).

Important Vaccination Guidelines

If your child is insured, please make an appointment with your primary care provider for vaccinations.

If your child is eligible for Vaccines for Children (VFC), you can visit the Public Health Division clinics for vaccinations.

Who is eligible for VFC?

Children through 18 years of age who are:

  • Medicaid eligible or enrolled
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Under-insured (has health insurance, but the coverage does not include all vaccines or only covers selected vaccines. Speak with your private insurance company to check if your plan covers vaccines.)

Immunization Information

What to Bring to Immunization Clinics:

  • All written immunization records must be brought to each clinic.
  • The parent or legal guardian must be present or sign for children under age 18 on Public Health Division forms.

Immunize on Schedule:
Immunizing children is one of the best ways to keep them healthy. Since childhood diseases are especially dangerous for infants, it is important to start immunizations on time, usually at birth or 2 months. Children need 80% of their vaccinations in the first 2 years of life. This usually takes 5 visits to a health care provider.

Keep Immunization Records:
Parents should keep their own copy of an up-to-date immunization record even though the doctors and public health clinics also keep them. Always take an up-to-date record to every doctor and public health clinic visit; records prevent unnecessary immunizations.

The Wisconsin Immunization Law:
Wisconsin Immunization Law requires children in licensed day care centers and students through grade 12 to be immunized against certain diseases. Students must provide dates (month, date, and year) of immunization upon admission to school, or be subject to exclusion or legal action. Waivers are available for medical, religious, or personal conviction.

Additional Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program
The Immunization Action Coalition