To protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury by providing services essential for a healthy community.
Recent Health Department Updates
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:...
Links in press release: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/vapefree & https://quitline.wisc.edu/livevapefree/
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
Learn about our programs that help individuals quit smoking as well as those working to protect young people from starting through education and outreach.
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.
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.
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.