Wood County Health Department
Wisconsin Rapids Location
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
Wood County Annex & Health Center
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
Behavioral (Mental) Health Bike Path - Roadmap
The purpose of this "Bike Path" (or roadmap) is to be a first step for families, and individuals under age 21, with behavioral (mental) health concerns. This easy to read guide helps connect Wood County residents with local, state and federal resources and services.
Wood County Area Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Resources List
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.
Free Wood County Community Trainings
The Healthy People Wood County Coalitions, Wood County Wellness Program, and UW Extension have hosted several free community training's called Lunch-n-Learns. View the flyers for upcoming training's and the videos of past Lunch-n-Learns (recorded by Wisconsin Rapids Community Media) by following the links below.
FREE Community Dinner and Presentation
You’re Invited to a Healthy People Wood County Drug Task Force Presentation!
Topic: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Jill Scheidegger, CCS/CSP Programs Manager, Wood County Human Services Department
Julia Dauenhauer, Foster Care Coordinator, Wood County Human Services Department
Lisa Kegler, MS, LPC; Therapist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
When: Monday, April 24, 2017
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woodlands Church (1000 East Riverview Expressway, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494)
Free dinner and child care – Registration required
To register, contact Megan Larson at Wood County Health Department at email@example.com.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child's brain. This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in long-term health problems.
Below are links to the ACE Survey and a handout on understanding ACEs.
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Law Enforcement agencies are hosting the following collections:
Locations: All Collections will be from 10:00am-2:00pm unless otherwise specified.
- Pittsville Police Department - 5318 1st Avenue, Pittsville
- Port Edwards Police Department - 201 Market Avenue, Port Edwards (11:00am-1:00pm Only)
- Shopko - 1306 North Central Avenue, Marshfield (Hosted by Marshfield Police Department)
- Wisconsin Rapids Police Department - 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids (9:00am-12:00noon Only)
- Wood County Courthouse - 400 Market Street, Wisconsin Rapids (Hosted by Wood County Sheriff's Department)
- Rome Police Department (Adams County) - 1156 Alpine Drive, Nekoosa
An additional collection hosted by Marshfield Police Department will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at: Marshfield Clinic (Main Lobby) – 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield from 9:00am–4:00pm.
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, liquids, and pet medications.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, 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).
•Participants may dispose of solid pills, capsules or tablets by pouring the medicine from the original bottle into a collection container at the site, or bring your medicines in a zip lock bag to the site without the original bottle. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.
•Liquids, creams and sprays will be accepted, and must be in the original container. Liquids without the original container will not be accepted.
•Illegal drugs, such as marijuana or meth, are NOT allowed at this collection.
Wood County Pharmaceutical Drop-off Locations
Prevent misuse and protect the environment!
Bring unwanted, unneeded, or outdated prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to these local drop box locations...
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
- Marshfield Police Department
- Nekoosa Police Department
- Pittsville Police Department
- Port Edwards Police Department
- Town of Grand Rapids Municipal Building
- Wisconsin Rapids Police Department
- Wood County Sheriff's Department
- Rome Police Department (Adams County)
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).
- Place all pills and capsules in a zip lock bag.
- Liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging.
For more information on locations and office hours, please view the attached flyer.
Suicide Prevention Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide.
Fact: If people in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.
View the attached flyer for more information on how to schedule a training.
Eliminate stigma and share your story of hope!
Healthy People Wood County partnered with WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination) to record several Wood County stories of hope and recovery.
Go to the Rogers InHealth website link below for more information and to view video's of hope and recovery.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
"Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.
This program encourages parents and the entire community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable."
For more information visit the Drug Free Alliance website by clicking on the link below.
The City of Wisconsin Rapids has a social host ordinance. Adults allowing minors to consume alcohol on their property could be fined a minimum $1,000 and a maximum $5,000.
Students and teachers from the Wisconsin Rapids area, City of Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, and RCCA Media partnered together to make this Public Service Announcement video.
Congratulations to Val Elliott, Wood County Distinguished Public Health Employee!
We recognize Val for her exceptional customer service, great attitude, and hard work. Juggling involvement in multiple teams and program areas, Val makes it all come together. Her efforts and hard work on various coalitions and projects does not go unnoticed! Helpful and flexible are traits that describe Val well. She is always willing to take on new tasks- in Environmental Health, Healthy People, Healthy Smiles and other department areas. Whatever the assignment may be, she puts forth 100% effort and completes it in a timely fashion with quality outcomes. Val believes in the Health Department’s proactive approach and has been actively involved in the strategic planning efforts among other department initiatives that align with our mission. Val consistently demonstrates kindness, dependability and strong work ethic. We appreciate Val’s dedication to public health and thank her for her hard work. It is with great pride and honor that we commend Val for a job well done.
Wood County Community Health Needs Assessment
The Wood County Health Department, in partnership with Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics, Marshfield Clinic, and the Legacy Foundation is working together to determine health needs for Wood County.
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