To protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury by providing services essential for a healthy community.
Recent Health Department Updates
End Of Year Video- 2022
Click on the link below to see what we did in 2022. The 2022 annual report can also be found on the “About Us” page.
Community Health Assessment
The Forest, Oneida, and Vilas County Health Departments in partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System and Aspirus Health are conducting a Community Health Assessment survey to better understand the health concerns and needs in our communities.
We invite anyone that lives, works, learns, or plays in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties to take this 10–15-minute survey.
The information obtained from the assessment will be used in the development of an action plan to help each county reach its full health potential.
Your answers will not be linked to you in any way.
Thank you for your time.
Survey Link: https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CXSxlfpWFfDTfw
FREE COVID-19 TEST KITS
Public Health Programs
We have many different health programs available to help in people’s everyday lives and for emergencies. Click to learn about Emergency Preparedness, Community Garden and our Resource & Crisis Hotlines.
We offer radon kits and well water test kits. Well water testing kits are free annually for low-income families with pregnant women or children in the home.
Community Health Plans
Learn about our priority health concerns in our community and the coalitions and committees working to improve them.
Learn about our programs that help individuals quit smoking as well as those working to protect young people from starting through education and outreach.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education. Learn about who qualifies and how to apply.
Pregnancy and Newborn Programs
These programs are helpful during pregnancy, following the birth of the child, and during the early childhood years for providing support and education. Read more about these programs.
The Wisconsin Well Woman’s Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Click to learn more.
These include blood pressure checks and Tuberculin (TB) skin tests. Learn how to get these done.
Our lead program provides screening and follow-up for children with elevated lead levels, and education on reducing lead exposures. We also have a certified child passenger safety technician to help with choosing the correct car seat and proper installation. Learn more.
Routine vaccinations are important for protecting our community from disease. We have information reguarding adult and child vaccines. Learn more.
Disease Control and Prevention
Communicable diseases, also called infectious diseases, are illnesses caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Sometimes, the illness is not due to the organism itself, but rather a toxin that the organism produces after it has been introduced into a human host.