Brown County Public Health Division Programs:
Limited home visits for chronic disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease.
Child Passenger Safety
Education regarding child passenger safety and appropriate use of child car seats. Installation of an appropriate child car seat is provided.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Education regarding sources of lead, the impact of poisoning on children, and how to reduce risk; case management services are also provided when indicated.
Investigation and follow-up on all reportable communicable diseases. Confidential HIV/AIDS partner notification. Sexually transmitted disease confidential follow-up and counseling. Investigation of foodborne/waterborne illnesses, consultation and follow-up in conjunction with environmental health. Tuberculosis screening, counseling and follow-up; distribution and monitoring of state-provided medication. Information, referrals, and education on all other contagious diseases.
Response to complaints regarding odor, noise, animal bites and other human health hazards.
All childhood vaccines and many adult vaccines are provided. Immunization appointments are available multiple days during the week at our office. Some late appointments are available. Beginning October 1, 2012, parents with children under 19 years of age with PRIVATE health insurance that covers vaccines will need to schedule their children's vaccination appointments with their health care provider rather than public health.
Testing for bacteria in private well water. Additional water testing is available through the State Laboratory of Hygiene -test kits are available at our office during regular business hours.
Licensing and Inspection
Licensing and inspection of restaurants, hotels, motels, grocery stores, pools; response to complaints regarding these licensed establishments.
Home visits to provide assessment, education, and information/referral to families regarding prenatal health; breastfeeding; child growth and development; nutrition; injury prevention; parenting concerns; discipline; immunizations; routine health care needs and special health care needs.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Develops and exercises preparedness plans to respond to naturally occurring, accidental or deliberate public health emergencies. Examples include disease outbreaks, water contamination, chemical accidents and bioterrorism. This program also provides information on individual and family disaster plans and preparedness kits.
Wisconsin Well Woman (WWWP)
Free annual physical exam, a pap test, and mammogram for those ages 45 to 64 (must be 50 and over for mammogram). Follow up test will be paid for if needed for breast or cervical cancer concerns. Call Rebecca Nyberg at (920) 448-6438 for an enrollment form.
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