Our Vision

Empowered to Live Well

Our Mission

To lead South Milwaukee and St. Francis in making informed choices through education and prevention

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
  • One Clerk
  • One part-time Medical Advisor

The South Milwaukee/St. Francis 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/St. Francis Health Department also serves the communities by participating in the following organizations, affiliations, and activities: • South Shore Regional 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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