Wood County, Wisconsin

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What is Public Health?

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Public health is concerned with protecting the health of population as a whole. (CDC Foundation)
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    Mission & Vision
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    Quality Improvement
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  • Community Initiatives

    Healthy People Wood County
    Safe Kids
    Healthy Smiles
    Emergency Preparedness
    Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition

  • Environmental Health

    Water and Air Quality
    Food Safety
    Inspections and Licensing
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    Lead
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    Water Lab
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  • Health Services

    WIC
    Immunizations & TB clinics
    Breastfeeding
    Car Seat and Crib Safety
    Communicable Diseases
    Parents as Teachers
    Family Health
    LifePoint
    Community Health Workers

Health Alerts


6/27/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/27/23 CONTACT: Susan Smith, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer (715) 421-8911 Wood County Health Department Issues Air Quality Alert Wisconsin Rapids, WI ...
11/16/2022
Wisconsin is seeing a significant increase in RSV, influenza, and COVID cases causing an increased number of hospitalizations. Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) surveillance data shows a significant ...

Public Health News


6/13/2024
For Immediate Release
06/13/2024
Ben Jeffrey, R.S.
Wood County Health Department Environmental Health Supervisor
Contact Info - 715-421-8911
South Wood County Park Red Sand Beach Open – Bacteria Count Safe ...
6/13/2024
For Immediate Release
06/12/2024
Ben Jeffrey, R.S.
Wood County Health Department Environmental Health Supervisor
Contact Info - 715-421-8911
Dexter & North Wood County Park Beaches Open – Bacteria Count Safe ...
10/3/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2023 CONTACT: Susan Smith, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer (715) 421-8911 Immunizations for Three Seasonal Respiratory Viruses: COVID-19, ...

If you need to report a communicable disease or public health emergency after hours, please contact the
Wood County Dispatch Center at (715) 421-8700.