Walworth County Public Health provides programs and services
that are aimed at promoting, preserving and protecting the
health of its residents.
What we do:
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the
health of communities through education, promotion of healthy
lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
Public health professionals try to prevent problems from
happening or re-occurring through
implementing educational programs, developing
policies, administering services, and conducting research,
in contrast to clinical professionals, such as doctors
and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after
they become sick or injured.
Our public health professionals are part of an ongoing community
system that works to protect people from diseases and encourages
them to change harmful behaviors.
Public health focuses on
protecting communities, families and individuals from
communicable diseases and potential health hazards, preventing
and controlling chronic and acute illnesses, promoting optimal
health and wellness, and preserving a healthy environment.
Programs encompass all age groups from prenatal through the
senior years, with goals for a healthier and safer population
and ultimately, lower health care costs.
Major Public Health programs are
listed below. Click on a button to learn more about each
program. To talk with DHHS staff about a public health issue,
call toll free
or e-mail at
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ARCW will be offering Free Hepatitis C and
HIV Testing by appointment only at the Walworth County Health and Human
Services Deparment. Please contact (262) 657-6644 to set up an
Requires a finger stick - results given
within 20 minutes
HCV and HIV education and referrals
HCV Risks - Current injection use,
history of injection use
HIV Risks - Man who has/had sex with man,
has an HIV positive partner, unprotected sex in exchange for
money, drugs or shelter, multiple sex partners
Testing also offered Monday - Thursday
at: 1212 57th Street, Kenosha WI 53144 Call
262-657-6644; to set up appointment
Health Care will be holding free Blood Pressure screenings at
Aurora Health Center –Lake
Geneva (146 E Geneva Square) from
the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of
month in 2014.
I want to learn more about:
Community Education Opportunities for Adults and Kids
The Health of My Community
Communicable Diseases (Whooping Cough, Flu, etc.)
Public Health Services
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Eligibility for Free Cancer Screenings for Women
WIC (Nutrition for Women, Infants & Children)