Door County Public Health Department

Door County Public Health Department The Mission of the Door County Public Health Department is to provide and coordinate services to create a healthy future for all Door County residents.

With travel season coming up, check your family’s vaccination records to make sure you are up to date and protected agai...
07/22/2019

With travel season coming up, check your family’s vaccination records to make sure you are up to date and protected against lethal diseases such as measles.
To check your vaccination records, visit Wisconsin Immunization Registry at www.dhfswir.org, call your primary care provider, or call Door County Public Health at 920-746-2234.

Temperatures are rising! Follow these tips to keep your cool:
07/15/2019

Temperatures are rising! Follow these tips to keep your cool:

Extreme heat is in our forecast this week! Take steps to stay cool
07/15/2019

Extreme heat is in our forecast this week! Take steps to stay cool

US measles cases are still on the rise. Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be serious.Parents with children ...
07/15/2019

US measles cases are still on the rise.
Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be serious.
Parents with children 12 months or older that are not vaccinated for measles with an MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) are encouraged to consult their health care provider about getting the child vaccinated.
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/immunization/measles.htm
Photo Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We have had community members reporting symptoms of swimmers itch recently after swimming in Clark Lake. Swimmer’s itch ...
07/09/2019
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

We have had community members reporting symptoms of swimmers itch recently after swimming in Clark Lake.

Swimmer’s itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite that is present in many Wisconsin Lakes. People who swim or wade in infested water may experience this itchy rash.

To learn how to prevent getting this rash, visit the link below.
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/swimmersitch.htm

Door County Public Health traveled to the island to present information at the Washington Island Health Fair. We all lov...
07/08/2019

Door County Public Health traveled to the island to present information at the Washington Island Health Fair.
We all love going to the island!
This time Chelsea Smies, RS/Health Educator, and Rachael Millner, Public Health Nurse, were the lucky staff members.

Swimmer’s itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite that is present in many Wisconsin Lakes.  People who swim or wade in ...
07/05/2019

Swimmer’s itch is a skin rash caused by a parasite that is present in many Wisconsin Lakes. People who swim or wade in infested water may experience this itchy rash.

To learn how to prevent getting this rash, visit the link below.

We have had community members reporting symptoms of swimmers itch recently after swimming in Clark Lake.

https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/swimmersitch/

Picture provided by:
Clark Lake, Door County
Photo by Mary Gansberg, Wisconsin DNR

You make sure your kids have all their vaccinations, but do you know if your pets are up-to-date on their shots? http://...
07/05/2019

You make sure your kids have all their vaccinations, but do you know if your pets are up-to-date on their shots? http://b.link/petshots

Have a safe and healthy Independence Day! #happy4th
07/04/2019

Have a safe and healthy Independence Day! #happy4th

#FourthofJuly is just around the corner! Fireworks can be hard on folks with asthma and other breathing problems. Try ce...
07/01/2019

#FourthofJuly is just around the corner! Fireworks can be hard on folks with asthma and other breathing problems. Try celebrating with party poppers, bubbles, and glow sticks instead! http://b.link/asthmaandthefourth

Summer fairs and festivals are perfect for great music, fun rides, and tasty treats. But all that time outside can leave...
06/28/2019

Summer fairs and festivals are perfect for great music, fun rides, and tasty treats. But all that time outside can leave you overheated. Here’s how to stay safe: http://b.link/heatsafetyvideo

Have you explored Wisconsin’s water trails? Whether your paddle fast or slow, there’s a trail out there for everyone! ht...
06/26/2019

Have you explored Wisconsin’s water trails? Whether your paddle fast or slow, there’s a trail out there for everyone! http://b.link/wiwatertrails #canoeday

Happy Camping Month! Where is your favorite place to camp?If you don’t want ticks spending the night with you, try spray...
06/24/2019

Happy Camping Month! Where is your favorite place to camp?

If you don’t want ticks spending the night with you, try spraying your tent with permethrin. It’s a pesticide that goes on clothes and gear, not your skin: http://b.link/lymevideo #campingmonth

It’s finally #summer! (Did we ever get a spring though?!) If you’re celebrating by spending time in the great outdoors, ...
06/22/2019

It’s finally #summer! (Did we ever get a spring though?!) If you’re celebrating by spending time in the great outdoors, don’t forget your tick slaying strategies: http://b.link/lymevideo

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! If you’re bringing Fluffy to the office, be sure he works well with strangers: http://b...
06/21/2019

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! If you’re bringing Fluffy to the office, be sure he works well with strangers: http://b.link/preventdogbites #takeyourdogtowork

Door County Emergency Management and Communications
06/09/2019

Door County Emergency Management and Communications

Today is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. It is important to take care of yourself and to check in on family, friends, and neighbors during periods of extreme heat. Those most vulnerable include very young children, the elderly, and people with heart disease or high blood pressure. Individuals who are overweight or on certain medications may also be more susceptible to illnesses during extreme heat events. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services show five people died in 2018 in Wisconsin due to heat-related causes. In the last five years, at least 13 people have died in Wisconsin and thousands of residents have fallen ill or been hospitalized due to heat-related conditions.
Please visit https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/extreme-heat/ for more heat awareness information.Stay safe everyone!

As of May 10th, 2019, there have been 839 confirmed cases of measles in the United States. There have not been any confi...
05/13/2019

As of May 10th, 2019, there have been 839 confirmed cases of measles in the United States. There have not been any confirmed cases in Wisconsin, but almost all of our surrounding states have confirmed cases (Illinois, Michigan, and Iowa). Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around them will also become infected if they are not immunized. Because measles can cause serious illness and even death, we encourage parents to protect their children in the best way possible by getting vaccinated.

If you suspect that you or your child may have measles, please contact your healthcare provider or the hospital immediately. They will make special arrangements to evaluate you or your child without putting other patients or medical staff at risk. First symptoms of measles include: fever, cough, runny nose, red irritated eyes, followed by a rash. See fact sheet below.
Contact us at 920-746-2234 if you would like to schedule an appointment for immunization, or reach out to your healthcare provider.

Door County Partnership for Children and Families and Extension Door County are conducting another Family Enrichment Sur...
04/29/2019

Door County Partnership for Children and Families and Extension Door County are conducting another Family Enrichment Survey for all parents and/or guardians in Door County.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey, it should only take five minutes.

This survey is important to capture what the community wants to see in regards to education, events, and other activities that these organizations hold for Door County Families.

Because each family is unique and so is your opinion! Take this 5 minute survey to help us learn about what families need in Door County: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3RdeOS75sTf4EvP

Door County Partnership for Children and Families

Mark your calendar for Thursday April 4th, 2019. Door County Public Health will be at Washington Island Community Center...
03/29/2019

Mark your calendar for Thursday April 4th, 2019. Door County Public Health will be at Washington Island Community Center for Immunization Clinic from 10 am to 11:30 am. Appointments appreciated, but not necessary!

03/26/2019
NGWA Test, Tend, and Treat

Test. Tend. Treat. These three words can help well owner know how to protect their water quality. Learn more at http://b.link/welltesting #GWAW

These three words can help well owners know how to protect their water quality. Test your water, tend to your well system, and treat your water if necessary....

Happy #puppyday! We’ve still got some winter ahead of us, so whether you’ve got an old dog or a new pup, use these cold ...
03/23/2019

Happy #puppyday! We’ve still got some winter ahead of us, so whether you’ve got an old dog or a new pup, use these cold weather safety tips: http://b.link/winterpetcare

Looking to green your clean? All the buzzwords on products can get confusing. Learn how to interpret labels with confide...
03/22/2019

Looking to green your clean? All the buzzwords on products can get confusing. Learn how to interpret labels with confidence: http://b.link/shoppinggreen #springcleaning

All this snow has to melt sometime, and when it does, things could get messy. Brush up on these flood safety tips: http:...
03/21/2019

All this snow has to melt sometime, and when it does, things could get messy. Brush up on these flood safety tips: http://b.link/floodprep #floodsafety

Got a flooded well? Here’s how to handle it: http://b.link/fixingfloodedwell #floodsafetyYou can pick up private well wa...
03/18/2019

Got a flooded well? Here’s how to handle it: http://b.link/fixingfloodedwell #floodsafety

You can pick up private well water testing kits at Door County Public Health! We have several companies to choose from!
Our location is 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
We are currently on the second floor for renovations and will be returning to the first floor with in the next couple of weeks.

All this snow melting can lead to flooding. Here’s how to prep before a flood: http://b.link/floodprep
02/28/2019

All this snow melting can lead to flooding. Here’s how to prep before a flood: http://b.link/floodprep

We are so appreciative to Jacque for donating her time and money to provide warmth and comfort for the babies in our com...
02/20/2019

We are so appreciative to Jacque for donating her time and money to provide warmth and comfort for the babies in our community. What an incredible young lady! What a beautiful act of kindness!

Jacque Sandoval, a Gibraltar 6th grade student, has been busy creating baby blankets to donate to families in need. She is pictured here handing them off to Casey Franda a representative from Door County WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) Program. The blankets were made during Genius Hour, a class where students have choice time to work on something of high interest. Some students choose a particular area to study, some build things, some get creative with art, others try to do service projects. Jacque wanted to do something that could help people. She was originally going to do a food drive, but decided blankets would be fun. She paid for the materials and was able to create 8 blankets. Since then she has received a few donations for materials and is in the process of creating more blankets! Nice work Jacque!

Heading to the ice fishing shanty this weekend?  Even though the ice is frozen, fish can still take in pollutants from t...
02/18/2019

Heading to the ice fishing shanty this weekend? Even though the ice is frozen, fish can still take in pollutants from their environment and food. If you eat your catch, follow these tips for eating safe fish: http://b.link/dhsfish

Can’t get enough Marie Kondo? As you’re #tidyingup, keep in mind that harsh chemicals can trigger asthma and allergy sym...
02/16/2019

Can’t get enough Marie Kondo? As you’re #tidyingup, keep in mind that harsh chemicals can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Here’s how to make your own supplies safely: http://b.link/greencleaning

Nothing says “I love you” like wanting to save your life!  Pick up a carbon monoxide detector for #valentinesday…but may...
02/14/2019

Nothing says “I love you” like wanting to save your life! Pick up a carbon monoxide detector for #valentinesday…but maybe toss in some chocolates too. http://b.link/cofactsheet

Did you miss #radonactionmonth in January? It’s not too late to test your home! Here’s how to get a test kit: http://b.l...
02/10/2019

Did you miss #radonactionmonth in January? It’s not too late to test your home! Here’s how to get a test kit: http://b.link/lowradon

It’s #pizzaday!  Pineapple on pizza might be up for debate, but running a generator inside isn’t! Generators create carb...
02/09/2019

It’s #pizzaday! Pineapple on pizza might be up for debate, but running a generator inside isn’t! Generators create carbon monoxide and can be deadly when used indoors. Here’s how to use them safely outside the home: http://b.link/generatorsafety

To protect yourself and your family during extreme cold, follow these safety tips:•Stay inside. It’s the best place to b...
01/30/2019
Take Precautions Against Extreme Cold

To protect yourself and your family during extreme cold, follow these safety tips:

•Stay inside. It’s the best place to be when temperatures are dangerously cold.
•Stock a home emergency kit. Your home kit should include items such as food and water, cell phone and charger(link is external), flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, important medications, a weather radio, and a change of clothes.
•Dress in layers. If you have to venture out, dress in several loose-fitting layers. Wear a hat, mittens, and snow boots. Use a scarf to cover your nose, mouth, and face.
•Know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia. Warning signs include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, and slurred speech. Call 911 if someone is exposed to cold temperatures and you see these symptoms.
•Check on your friends, family, and neighbors. The elderly, babies in cold bedrooms, people who are frequently outside (e.g., the homeless, hunters), and people who drink alcohol or use drugs are more likely to be harmed from the cold.
•Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors. All homes and duplexes in Wisconsin are required to have properly working detectors on every level, including the basement, but not the attic or storage areas. Detectors can be purchased at most hardware stores.
•Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill (gas or charcoal) inside your home or garage. Any heating system that burns fuel produces carbon monoxide. Use a battery-powered detector where you have fuel-burning devices but no electric outlets, such as in tents, cabins, and RVs.
•Run generators at a safe distance (at least 20 feet) from the home. Never run a generator in the home or garage, or right next to windows or doors, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
•Winterize your car. Just as you have a home emergency kit, you need one for your car too. Pack items such as blankets, snacks and water, a shovel, jumper cables, and sand. Keep your gas tank at least half-full.
•Limit outdoor time for pets. Extreme cold is dangerous for animals too.

See more at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/012419.htm

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants everyone to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures blanket the state. The National Weather Service is forecasting the coldest periods will begin late Thursday, January 24, and continue into Saturday morning, January 26. Wind chill re...

Did you know that the carbon monoxide detector was created in 1925 by Chester Gordon and James Lowe. However, this detec...
01/30/2019

Did you know that the carbon monoxide detector was created in 1925 by Chester Gordon and James Lowe. However, this detector would be unrecognizable to us, as modern detectors use new methods. The detector as we know it today first came on the scene in 1993.

Does your home need a detector? Here’s how to find one: http://b.link/cofactsheet.

Did you know that over 2/3 or Wisconsinites get their drinking water from ground water?Learn more about your drinking wa...
01/25/2019

Did you know that over 2/3 or Wisconsinites get their drinking water from ground water?

Learn more about your drinking water: http://b.link/drinkingwater.

The Door County Department of Health and Human Services reports that due to the federal government shutdown, current Foo...
01/21/2019
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Door County Department of Health and Human Services reports that due to the federal government shutdown, current FoodShare recipients will have their February FoodShare benefits put on their QUEST electronic benefits cards earlier than usual (as soon as January 20, 2019). The amount will be the normal February monthly benefit amount. FoodShare benefits will not be put on QUEST cards in February, so FoodShare members are advised to budget and plan accordingly. Individuals can submit new FoodShare applications during the shutdown, however federal funding for benefits has not yet been guaranteed. FoodShare benefits are 100% federally funded.
Programs not yet impacted by the federal government shutdown through February: The Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC), the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) Program, FoodShare Outreach, TEFAP (emergency food outreach providing food to pantries and meal sites), and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Programs NOT impacted by the federal government shutdown: Health care benefits provided under BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid, and SeniorCare; Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, Wisconsin Works (W-2) payments, and Kinship Care payments.
The Wisconsin DHS will continue to post up-to-date information regarding impacted programs on their webpage, www.dhs.wisconsin.gov .

Protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin

Happy Cheese Lover’s Day! Curious how to keep that cheeseboard cool for happy hour?  Pop your serving platter, tile, or ...
01/20/2019

Happy Cheese Lover’s Day! Curious how to keep that cheeseboard cool for happy hour? Pop your serving platter, tile, or marble or stone cutting board in the fridge while you prep the veggies, fruits, and cheese. When you’re ready to serve, pull out the chilled tray and load it up! Learn more food safety basics:
http://b.link/cdcfoodsafety #cheeseloversday

Snow, ice, and cold temperatures make it hard to exercise during winter months. What are your tips for staying active de...
01/18/2019

Snow, ice, and cold temperatures make it hard to exercise during winter months. What are your tips for staying active despite the weather?

Here are a few of ours: http://b.link/wintersafetytips

01/15/2019
Radon 101

“What if I test my home for radon, and I have a high level?” Watch this video to learn the simple ways contractors can fix a radon problem: http://b.link/radon101 #radonactionmonth

It’s ice fishing time in Wisconsin! Have you caught anything good yet?If you use a generator, propane heater, or wood-bu...
01/10/2019

It’s ice fishing time in Wisconsin! Have you caught anything good yet?

If you use a generator, propane heater, or wood-burning stove for your cabin or shanty, pack a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector: http://b.link/cofactsheet

January is Soup Month!  This heart-healthy Creole Catfish Stew will add some heat to a cold January night: http://b.link...
01/09/2019
Creole Catfish Stew

January is Soup Month! This heart-healthy Creole Catfish Stew will add some heat to a cold January night: http://b.link/creolefishstew. #soupmonth

Chock-full of lima beans, corn, and chunks of catfish, this Creole-seasoned stew is a Southern delight. The heat level is moderate, but you can increa...

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421 Nebraska St
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(920) 746-2234

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