To enhance the health and safety of the families in our community, we work to reduce rates of communicable diseases, provide healthcare services to uninsured/underinsured residents, and support healthy birth outcomes through home visiting and nutrition assistance programs.
For the full list of our health programs and services visit Health Services.
We follow-up on animal bites to ensure that animals are quarantined or otherwise tested for rabies. The results of the animal quarantine or testing are shared with the bite victim and their medical provider.
Report an animal bite
We coordinate programs that provide free or low cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for people with limited income and little or no health insurance.
We provide free immunizations to uninsured/underinsured infants, children, and adults.
Referral forms for our Nurse Family Partnership or Prenatal Care Coordination Program.
Resources for free and lower cost clinics and programs in Dane County, and a list of clinics that accept patients with developmental disabilities.
We provide access to sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment through our walk-in clinic.
We test those at risk for tuberculosis and treat people with latent and active TB disease.
The WIC Program provides healthy foods, health information, and client referrals to health care.
Communicable disease investigations are important in preventing spread of disease in our community. Public Health Nurses follow-up on cases of reportable communicable disease in Dane County. The public health system depends upon these reports of diseases to monitor the health of the community and to provide the basis for preventive action.
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