Wood County Health Department
Wisconsin Rapids Office
Wood County Health Department
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 City Hall
3rd Floor, Suite 303
Hours: Call for appointment & clinic dates
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
Growing Friends Community Garden
The initial community garden location is
on the corner of Hill Street and Spruce Avenue on land owned by Riverview Hospital Association.
Garden sizes and gardening methods:
20’ x 20’ in ground plots for traditional gardening
4’ x 8’ raised beds for square foot gardening
4’ x 4’ wheelchair accessible table-top beds
for square foot gardening
Plots available on a first come, first serve
basis for a yearly fee of $10
There are approximately 60 plots planned for
2013. The community garden committee is going
to continue to expand to more locations as time
and funding allows until the demand for
gardening space is met.
What is Square Foot Gardening? It is a
method of intensive gardening where crops are
planted close together in squares rather than
Advantages: of Square Foot Gardening:
Can grow a lot of produce in a small area
Use little to no fertilizers or pesticides
Few weeds to pull
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day —
April 27, 2013 — Wood County Locations
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This is a great opportunity for those who have unwanted, out dated, or unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal. Participants in the event will help prevent abuse and misuse of these medications, while protecting the environment.
Bring all your medications in their original containers with the patient name crossed off.
Auburndale Fire Dept.
10538 Brickle Ave
Marshfield Dairy Queen
(Northside, Drive Through)
(Sponsored by the Marshfield Police Dept.)
Port Edwards Police Dept.
211 Market Ave
Pittsville Police Dept.
5318 First Ave
Wisconsin Rapids Police Dept.
444 W Grand Ave
For more information contact the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.
Community Safety Day
Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bright Horizons Child Care Center
601 North Pine Street, Marshfield
CAR SEAT RECYCLE DAY
Is your child’s car seat or booster seat:
-Over 6 years old?
-From a garage sale or thrift store?
-Involved in a car crash?
-Not being used and needs recycling?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please help us get these car seats out of use to ensure more children are traveling safely in our communities.
Bring your old car seats to Car Seat Recycle Day, sponsored by Safe Kids Wisconsin and its partners.
The seats will be dismantled and materials recycled where possible.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Location: Marshfield Fire Department
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Seats can also be dropped off at Marshfield Fire Department and Bright Horizons Childcare April 15th-19th.
Identical events will be held on the same day and time at:
Plover Fire Department
Marathon Park – Wausau
For more information statewide visit www.safekidswi.org or for local information call (715)387-8646.
Wood County Distinguished Public Health Employee
Congratulations to Kristie Rauter, Wood County's Distinguished Public Health Employee!
We recognize Kristie for her positive attitude and outstanding performance. Kristie surpasses the nominating criteria on many levels and shows extreme passion for her work. She is passionate and driven and this is evident in her work and personal life.
Kristie consistently demonstrates professionalism and a strong work ethic. She has gone above and beyond what is expected of her duties and she strives to reach the visions of Healthy People Wood County and the Health Department. As an outstanding grant writer, Kristie has brought many positive opportunities to Wood County. She constantly strives for improvement, always evaluating efforts to ensure effectiveness.
As a valued team player, everyone wants to be on Kristie’s team. Her good attitude and optimism is contagious. Her work is valued and this is evident by the many requests received to speak and be a part of local, state, and even national conferences and initiatives.
We thank Kristie for her inspiration, extraordinary job performance, and outstanding contributions to public health in Wood County! It is with great pride and honor that we commend Kristie for her accomplishments.
Marshfield 5K for Breastfeeding
See the flyer below for more information. Registration can also be found online at www.active.com.
FREE Flu Shot Clinic
Free Flu Shot Clinic
January 25, 2013
Children 6 Months thru 18 years
Starting at 9:00 a.m.
For an appointment call the Wood County Health Department at
Riverview Clinic Buildling
420 Dewey Street, 4th Floow
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
A parent of legal guardian MUST accompany children under the age of 18.
Wood County Health Department Offers FREE Flu Vaccine Clinic for Children After School
The Wood County Health Department has scheduled an after school FREE flu vaccine clinic for children age 6 months through 18 years. On Tuesday, December 11th from 2-6 pm, a walk in FREE children’s flu vaccine clinic will be held at the Wood County Health Department located on the 4th Floor of the Riverview Clinic Building at 420 Dewey Street in Wisconsin Rapids. No appointments are necessary. All insured and uninsured children are eligible to receive a FREE flu vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany any child under the age of 18. Call 715-421-8911 for more information.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop full protective immunity. With flu activity increasing and family and friends gathering for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Sprouting Healthy Kids Grant Opportunity (Coming Soon - 2013)
Security Health Plan and the Wood County Health Department believe in improving the health, lifestyles and overall well-being of the communities we serve. As part of our commitment, we are supporting childcare center and school gardens to help children increase vegetable consumption and develop healthy habits.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Allison Machtan, Security Health Plan Health Educator at (715) 221-9872 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Kristie Rauter, Wood County Community Health Improvement Planner at (715) 421-8915 or via email at email@example.com.
Support breastfeeding in Wood County!
Who: Anyone interested in breastfeeding who supports those who breastfeed, breastfeeds, plans to breastfeeds or wants to learn more about breastfeeding!
What: Come join us to celebrate breastfeeding and learn more about the Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition.
Where: Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Conference Room G on the ground floor, near the cafeteria.
Why: To learn more about breastfeeding and how you can become an advocate in Wood County !
Celebrate Breastfeeding Event!
Community Health Improvement Planning Process
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.
Where we live, learn, work and play matters to our health
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have unveiled the second annual County Health Rankings. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be). This information helps counties see where they are doing well and where they are not, so they can make changes to improve health. Visit the link below for more information.