Wood County Health Department

Sue Kunferman, Director
Sue Kunferman, Director
Wood County Health Department
Wisconsin Rapids Location
Wood County Health Department (Map)
Riverview Clinic Building - 4th floor
420 Dewey St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (715) 421-8911
Fax: (715) 421-8962

Wood County Health Department
Marshfield Location
Wood County Annex & Health Center (Map)

1600 N Chestnut Ave
Hours: Clinics by appointment only, please call.
Phone: (715) 387-8646

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.

Current Events

Prevent Misuse and Protect the Environment: Prescription Take-Back Event
Posted 5/4/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
Have you been wondering what to do with those prescription drugs that have been piling up in your medicine cabinets? Worried that someone is stealing and abusing your prescription drugs? Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern affecting all segments of the population.

In an effort to limit prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement in collaboration with Groundwater Guardians of Marshfield, Healthy People Wood County, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth, Marshfield Clinic and Wood County Health Department are participating in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) prescription take-back event from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the following locations in Wood County:

 Shopko - 1306 N Central Ave, Marshfield (Hosted by Marshfield Police Department)
 Port Edwards Police Department - 201 Market Avenue, Port Edwards
 Riverview Medical Center, Parking Lot #2 – 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids (Hosted by Wood County Sheriff’s Department)
 Rome Police Department – 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa
 Wisconsin Rapids Police Department - 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

An additional collection hosted by Marshfield Police Department will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at:  Marshfield Clinic (Main Lobby) – 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials, pet medications and liquid (only in the original packaging).

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)

Those individuals who cannot make the national take-back day, can drop off expired, unwanted or unused medications at a number of permanent prescription drug drop sites located at law enforcement agencies. For more information and a listing of additional take back sites throughout Wisconsin, visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/prescription-drug-take-back-day.
Wood County Clean Sweep 2015
Posted 4/27/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
Wood County agricultural and household clean sweep.

SATURDAY
October 3, 2015
Collection Time
8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Info: 877-270-3989 (toll-free)

Saratoga Town Hall
1116 St Hwy 73


Serving All of Wood County Residents!
Preeclampsia Awareness
Posted 4/8/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
Casie, a Wood County mother, wants to help others by making her story known. She has helped in the development of this one page document to be used with other pregnant mothers. The goal of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review team is to spread this widely to raise Preeclampsia awareness.
Counseling, Substance Abuse, and Community Resources
Posted 3/24/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
The purpose of this resource list is to provide a list of treatment facilities, recovery groups and other resources in Central Wisconsin for those needing counseling or assistance recovering from substance abuse.
The information provided may not be inclusive of all resources, but can support those in need.
Distinguished Public Health Employee
Posted 3/16/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
Congratulations Leah Meidl, Wood County Distinguished Public Health Employee!

We recognize Leah for her outstanding work and achievements. She is a great team member, leader, and expert. She is always willing to learn new things and then teach others. We are so proud of her for recently passing her IBCLC exam!

Through coalition work, Leah strives to improve the lives of Wood County residents. Community members and professionals look to her as she works to achieve the missions and visions of the breastfeeding coalitions, Fetal Infant Mortality Review Team, and Healthy Growth & Development Team.

Creative, innovative, thoughtful, uplifting, caring and inspiring- the list goes on. Leah goes above and beyond to make sure others feel welcomed and cared about.

Her positive attitude, ambition and motivation is contagious and her passion for public health is evident through her daily work and work ethic. Fulfilling the mission of the Health Department is a part of Leah's work every day and we are lucky to have her on our team.
Healthy People Wood County Mental Health Conference 2014
Posted 2/3/2015 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
Below find the presentations for the conference that was held at University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County on October 3rd, 2014.
Attachment Parent Networks – Using Parents as a Powerful Tool to Make Change----- Danielle Luther, MPH Manager – Substance Abuse Prevention Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach
Attachment County Health Rankings: How Does Your County Rank?/Resources for Creating Partnerships to Grow and Support Mental Health Services----- Kristie Rauter, Community Health Planner/Health Promotion Supervisor, Wood County Health Department
Attachment Increasing Your Family Tool Box----- Lisa Kegler, MS, LPC, Therapist, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Attachment Crisis Response – How the System Works in Wood County----- Katie Czys – Legal Services/Crisis Supervisor – Wood County (MAC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Police Officer, AEMT) & Randall Ambrosius – Treatment Services Manager (MSW, LCSW, CSAC), Wood County Human Se
Attachment Ensuring Your Worksite is Mentally Healthy----- Karen Lane, Disability Rights Wisconsin
Attachment Creating Welcoming Spaces for LGBT People in Your Community----- Brian Juchems, Program Director, GSAFE
Attachment Original Program for the Mental Health Conference on October 3rd, 2014
Attachment PTSD: From a Combat Veteran’s Perspective----- Todd Stage, LCSW, Readjustment Counselor, Veterans Association
Attachment The Ethical and Clinical Case for Tobacco Integration----- David "Mac" Macmaster, CSAC, TTS, WiNTiP Managing Consultant & Kristine Hayden, BS Senior Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health Center for Tobacco
Attachment Vulnerable People in a Complicated Society----- Ronald Diamond, M.D.,
Attachment Human Trafficking-Hidden in Plain Sight----- Morgan Young, Immigration and Poverty Attorney, End Abuse WI
Food Safety Class
Posted 8/20/2014 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
A food safety education class is being offered on the first week day of each month in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield. Interested persons must contact the Wood County Health Department prior to the class 715-421-8911.
Community Health Improvement Planning Process
Posted 5/4/2012 by krauter@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Health Department, in partnership with Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and Riverview Medical Center, is in the process of completing a Community Health Improvement Plan.

This process includes examining local county health data, identify local priority health areas, and identify community assets and resources.

Once our local priorities have been selected, community members will be asked to join implementation teams to assist in developing goals and objectives around these identified local health priority areas.

They will identify and develop evidenced-based strategies for the local health priorities, promote and implement these strategies, and evaluate the success of the strategies. Resources will be identified to mobilize the community to improve the health of Wood County residents.

We would like you to identify the Health Focus Areas that should be the priorities for the community for the next few years.

Considering the information (data) available on the Wood County Health Department website, the typed discussion points made by the Community Assessment Team, as well as your personal experience and insight, please complete the following survey.
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