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AIDS/HIV Testing

AIDS/HIV testing information, counseling and partner referral is provided by a Public Health Nurse.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Blood Pressure ClinicBlood Pressure Clinics are held every 1st Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A nurse will monitor your blood pressure and make necessary referrals.  Information is also available regarding diet and cholesterol.

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Cardiovascular Disease

Blood Pressure Clinics are held every 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A nurse will monitor your blood pressure and make necessary referrals. Information is also available regarding diet and cholesterol.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Family history and age are risks associated with cardiovascular disease that you can’t do much about.  However, many other risks for heart disease and stroke can be greatly reduced through lifestyle changes. These modifiable risks include being overweight or obese, having diabetes, having high blood pressure, having high cholesterol levels, having a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking.

Here are some of the most important changes you can make:

Don’t smoke, and if you do, quit.

People who smoke are more likely to have a heart attack than are non-smokers. Smoking also boosts the risk of stroke and cancer. If you need help quitting, call the toll-free Wisconsin Tobacco Quitline at 1-877-270-7867.

Eat for heart health.

Choose a diet low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol that includes whole grains and at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Aim for a healthy weight.

It’s important for a long, vigorous life. Overweight and obesity cause many preventable deaths.

Get moving.

Make a commitment to be more physically active. Try to get 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.

Know your numbers.

Ask your health care professional to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Work with them to improve any numbers that are not normal.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association or Heart Disease in Wisconsin at Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases, sometimes called infectious diseases, are illnesses caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Sometimes the illness is not due to the organism itself,but rather a toxin that the organism produces after it has been introduced into a human host.

Communicable diseases may be transmitted (spread) either by:

  • one infected person to another,
  • from an animal to a human, or
  • from some inanimate object (doorknobs, table tops, etc.) to an individual.

It is important to note that some communicable diseases can be spread in more than one way.

Hospitals and clinics are required by law to report certain communicable diseases to the local healthdepartment and it is the local health department’s responsibility to follow up on these diseases/illnesses as they are considered to have great public health impact. To see a list of reportable diseases, visit DHS: Control of Communicable Diseases.

To learn more about communicable diseases call Langlade County Health Department at 715-627-6250 or visit DHS: Communicable Disease Fact Sheets to search for communicable disease fact sheets.

Sexually Transmitted Infections:

State statutes mandate county health departments to provide sexually transmitted disease follow-up, assure that contacts receive screening and treatment, and collaborate with area health care providers on surveillance and follow-up.

Immunization Clinics

Immunization clinics are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

No appointments are needed.

Please bring your insurance cards with you when you come.

 

Immunization Resources

To find you or your child’s immunization records visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry

Visit the following links to view the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Recommendations for Birth to 6 years, 7 to 18 years, and Adults

To find out more about many types of vaccinations view Vaccination Information Statements

Information and Links to State Inspectors

Wisconsin Northern Regional Office and List of Sanitarians

More links coming in the near future. Check back soon!

Lead Screening

Lead Free Kids

Lead screening is available by appointment for children 1-5 years of age.  Results are received within 1-2 weeks and, based on the result, a Public Health Nurse will contact you with further information.

For more information regarding lead exposure in children, visit Lead-Safe Wisconsin.

Pandemic Flu Resource

For information on Avian Influenza A (H7N9) click here. If you are a healthcare professional, click here for information on infection control, case definition, and more.

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sexually Transmitted Infection Follow-Up:

State statutes mandate county health departments to provide sexually transmitted disease follow-up, assure that contacts receive screening and treatment, and collaborate with area health care providers on surveillance and follow-up.

Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Wisconsin Well Woman LogoThe Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, certain other health screenings, and multiple sclerosis testing for women with high risk signs of multiple sclerosis. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, and is available in all 72 Wisconsin Counties and 11 tribes. Well Woman pays for certain screenings for some of the most common women’s health concerns.

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis testing for high risk women

Covered services are available from participating health care providers at no cost to Well Woman clients. There is no premium, co-payment or deductible for the Well Woman Program. Not all covered services are available from every provider.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a woman age 45 through 64, and
  • Your income is within the program’s guideline limits P-43029 (PDF, 21 KB), and
  • You do not have health insurance, or the insurance you have doesn’t cover routine check-ups and screening, or you are unable to pay the deductible or co-payment.

How to apply:

If you reside in Langlade County, your Well Woman coordinator is Kathy Groshek who can be contacted at 715-345-5776 or toll free 1-866-920-2525.

 

Go to the Wisconsin Well Woman Program website to learn more or apply.

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