Community Nursing Services
Health Information, monitoring, and assessment by a Public Health Nurse is available in the home by request or referral for South Milwaukee residents of all ages.  Health information may also be requested over the telephone or by office appointment.

Examples of some of the types of Home Visits provided by the Public Health Nurses include:

  • Well Baby visits to High risk infants and mothers
  • Home Safety Assessments for children and families, and elderly
  • Growth and Development assessment using Ages and Stages Developmental Screening Assessments for children 3 months to 6 years
  • Elderly home visits for wellness checks
  • Environmental/hoarding visits in coordination with other City Departments
  • Visits for follow up on all client referrals from clients themselves, other City Departments such as the Police and Fire Departments, schools, hospitals, and physician offices.

Well Woman Program
The Health Department registers women for the Wisconsin Well Woman Program.  This program offers breast and cervical health screenings including a mammogram, for women who are age and income eligible.

School Community Involvement
The Public Health Nurses provide service to the schools in the community through consultation on general health concerns with students, for parents, and to school staff.  The Public Health Nurses provide immunization audits of all records; school based immunization clinics as needed, coordinate vision screening and refer children in need of follow-up.  The Public Health Nurses provide health education on topics that include nutrition, effects of tobacco use, growth and development and hygiene, and provide hearing screening on request.

Communicable Disease Control
Wisconsin State Law requires the reporting of acute communicable disease to the local health department for confidential investigation. Nursing staff and the Environmental Health Specialist also do foodborne and waterborne outbreak investigations in an effort to control disease transmission.

CLINIC SERVICES DAY
Every Tuesday, except for holidays, the South Milwaukee Health Department will offer certain Clinic Services.  These Services include:

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Blood pressure screening is done free of charge.

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING
There is a cost for this service based on the cost of screening supplies.  Please call for current pricing.  Included in the screening is Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, risk ratio nad glucose level.  Fasting is not necessary for this screening.  Blood pressure screening is also done at the time of visit.

IMMUNIZATIONS
Immunizations are available for uninsured or underinsured individuals.  The Health Department may also provide vaccinations to children who have BadgerCare or Medicaid insurance, or if their insurance doesn’t cover vaccinations. Some vaccines may be available for adults for a fee.  Immunizations may be given by appointment only.

  • Click here to see the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Infants 0 to 6 years of age
  • Click here to see the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children 7 to 18 years of age
  • Click here to see the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults 19 and Older

 

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LEAD SCREENING
Testing for lead in the blood is available for uninsured children age 1-5 years.  In addition to the lead testing, information about lead poisoning and identifying lead hazards in the home is available from the Public Health Nurse.  A home lead hazard investigation is done when a child has an elevated blood lead level as mandated by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services.  This service is also available upon request for a fee, for families that have a concern about lead hazards in their home.