Forest County

Health Department

Our mission:

To protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury by providing services essential for a healthy community.

Recent Health Department Updates

 

A Drug, Vaping, and Mental Health Crisis

A Drug, Vaping, and Mental Health Crisis

From 2016 to 2020, mental health and substance use data has increased significantly nationwide in most categories. The comparison can be seen below and uses data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website from 2016 and 2020:...

WIC-Approved Formula Substitutions

WIC-Approved Formula Substitutions

Forest County WIC clients, please see the link below for WIC-approved formula substitutions. This list will be updated frequently by DHS. If you have any questions, please call our office at 715-478-3371....

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.

Home Tests

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.

Tobacco-Free Programs

Learn about our programs that help individuals quit smoking as well as those working to protect young people from starting through education and outreach.

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Family Health

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. 

WWWP

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.

Adult Services

These include blood pressure checks and Tuberculin (TB) skin tests. Learn how to get these done.

Child Safety

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.

Immunizations

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.

Click to learn more