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)
  • About Us

    Meet our Team, Mission, Vision, Values & Goals; (Meet our Team); Join Our Team; Quality Assurance; Health Laws & Rules; (Health Equity)

  • Community Initiatives

    Healthy People Wood County, Safe Kids, Healthy Smiles, Emergency Preparedness

  • Environmental Health

    Water and Air Quality, Food Safety, Inspections and Licensing, Pest Control, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Lead, Public Pool & Water Attractions, Water Lab, Health Complaints

  • Health Services

    WIC, Immunizations, Breastfeeding, Car Seat and Crib Safety, Communicable Diseases, Parents as Teachers, Family Health, LifePoint

Wood County Health Department Updates

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Health Alerts

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 ...
Wood County is experiencing HIGH COVID-19 Community Levels. Everyone should wear a well-fitting mask in public indoor spaces. Always be sure that you are up to date on your vaccinations, get tested if ...

Public Health News

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wood County Health Department is providing free at-home COVID-19 tests and KN95 (or similar) masks for the community ahead of holiday gatherings. The KN95 masks come in ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/16/22 CONTACT: Susan Smith, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer (715) 421-8911   Wood County Health Department Strives to Address Growing Public Health ...