News and Events

February is HEART month. 

Take care of your heart by keeping tabs on your blood pressure.  Contact the Health Department at 414-768-8055 to schedule a time to have your blood pressure checked – FREE!  You can also have your cholesterol checked as elevated cholesterol can affect your heart health.  The finger stick test costs $15

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Department of Health Services Report Highlights Opioid Overdose and Death Rates in Wisconsin

Learn more by reading the news release.

 The South Milwaukee Unite Against Drug Abuse Coalition would like to thank everyone who joined us at our Community Events the last 2 weeks which included viewing of Chasing the Dragon documentary and the Addiction Information and Resource Fair.  Resource folders are still available at the South Milwaukee Health Department.  Or you may click on the listings below.

You may click here to access the information from Dr. McNett’s presentation

If you are interested in viewing Chasing the Dragon, you may watch the youtube video of it here.

RESOURCES FROM THE ADDICTION INFORMATION EVENT

DOSE OF REALITY – After the pain, they’re killers

Now what, next steps

Partnership for drug-free kids

Checklist to ask the doctor before taking opioid pain medication

SHARPS DISPOSAL PROGRAM

www.drugfreeworld.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse
and

MORE

HELP – I’m in Crisis resource booklet

Flu cases are on the rise – It’s not too late to get your shot   
⇒ ⇒Flu vaccinations – every Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm (walk in)
Bring your medicare card and supplemental insurance info
Children on Badgercare or without insurance are also eligible
(Please call for availability of vaccine)

 

 

ALERTS

NOROVIRUS ILLNESS
IS ON THE RISE IN THE AREA RIGHT NOW.
CHECK OUT THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE LINK IN THE MENU

Health Officials Investigate Rare Viral Illness Linked to Ratteries in Wisconsin and Illinois

Two confirmed cases of Seoul virus in WI, six in IL, all connected to rat exposure

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Illinois Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, which a very rare type of hantavirus carried by Norway rats.  Click here to read the news release.

Take Health Precautions When Escaping Wisconsin’s Chill

Health agency has advice for travelers to avoid Zika virus and other illnesses

MADISON-Many Wisconsin residents use schools’ winter breaks as a time to take a break from the Wisconsin winter. The Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind travelers of precautions they should take, especially if their trip is taking them to an area where the Zika virus is spreading.  Click here to learn more and to see a map where Zika is spreading.  In response to ongoing outbreaks in both North and South America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel notices for people traveling to areas where Zika is being spread. Pregnant women should postpone travel to areas affected by Zika.

 

 

Please visit the Immunization Requirements link to check that your child is up to date on school required immunizations.  Contact the Health Department if you have any questions or need assistance obtaining vaccinations.

 Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children form 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old.  Follow the recommended schedule shown here.
For more information, view vaccine fact sheets.