Wood County, Wisconsin

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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) Learn More
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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
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    Water Lab
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  • Health Services

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

Health Alerts

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 ...
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

For Immediate Release
Ben Jeffrey, R.S.
Wood County Health Department Environmental Health Supervisor
Contact Info - 715-421-8911
Dexter County Park Beach Open – Bacteria Count Safe ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/11/2024 Ben Jeffrey, R.S. Wood County Health Department Environmental Health Supervisor Contact Info - 715-421-8911 Dexterville County Park Beach Closed due to Elevated Counts ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/27/2024 CONTACT: Kristie Egge, Supervisor of Strategic Initiatives 715-421-8911, Kristie.Egge@woodcountywi.gov   Building a Healthier Future Wood County Releases 2024-2027 ...

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.