Through hard work and dedication…
       for the care and services we are proud to provide…

! SMHD is designated as Level III !


To prevent disease; promote, and protect the health of the people of South Milwaukee.


Resilient healthy people living in an environment that is safe and promotes well being.

Location and hours of operation

Located at the South Milwaukee Administration Building, 2424 15th Avenue,
South Milwaukee, WI 53172.

Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone:  414-768-8055
Fax:      414-768-5720

If you need assistance with an immediate public health matter, and it is after hours, contact the South Milwaukee Police Department at 414-768-8060, and your message will be forwarded to a Health Department Representative.  If this is a medical emergency, please call 911 for emergency services.

General Information

Public Health services are provided to all residents. The staff that provides these services includes:

  • One Public Health Administrator (Health Officer/Nursing Supervisor)
  • Three Public Health Nurses (Two full-time and one part-time)
  • One Clerk
  • One part-time Medical Advisor

The South Milwaukee Health Department is the lead fiscal agency for an Environmental Health Consortium with Cudahy and St. Francis, in which we employ:

  • One full- time and one part- time Environmental Health Specialist
  • One part- time clerk

The South Milwaukee Board of Health is a voluntary board comprised of South Milwaukee citizens, the Public Health Administrator, Medical Advisor, and a liaison from the Common Council. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.   The Board of Health provides policy making oversight and guidance for the health department programming.

The South Milwaukee Health Department also serves the community by participating in the following organizations, affiliations, and activities: • South Milwaukee/ Oak Creek Interfaith Board • Early Childhood Interagency Council • Milwaukee/Waukesha County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Consortium •  Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin Coalition • South Milwaukee School Community  Advisory Committee • Tobacco-Free Suburban Milwaukee & Ozaukee Counties • Participate in the South Milwaukee Community Night Out and community health fairs as requested.


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World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.  Learn more HERE.


DO YOU SMOKE?  If you are recognizing the health affects of smoking, or the effects of second hand smoke to household members, perhaps it is time to consider quitting.  Maybe you have tried before, and now is a good time to try again.  People often make several attempts before they finally quit for good.  Click for more information on overcoming tobacco addiction.

Check out the Health Department’s smoking cessation information here. Contact us by calling 414-768-8055 or  email us at

While tobacco affects us all, some populations feel the burden more than others.

Wisconsin residents who make less than $15,000 smoke at nearly twice the rate as the general population.

Call 1-800-QUITNOW for free help!



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