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Public Health Services

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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 262-741-3140, call toll free 800-365-1587, or e-mail at

Si habla español llame al 262-741-3122 ó 262-741-3139.

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Ebola Information

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 appointment.

Requires a finger stick - results given within 20 minutes

  • HCV and HIV education and referrals provided

  • 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

Aurora Health Care will be holding free Blood Pressure screenings at Aurora Health Center –Lake Geneva (146 E Geneva Square) from 10:00 a.m. to Noon the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in 2014.





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Immunization Information

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Environmental Public Health Services

My Pregnancy

My Newborn

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Emergency Preparedness

Dental Programs 

Eligibility for Free Cancer Screenings for Women

WIC (Nutrition for Women, Infants & Children)



Crisis Services

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Mental Health Services

Alcohol/Drug Issues

Mental Health Recovery Services

Child/Family Services

Child Support

Public Health

Economic Support

Developmental Disabilities

Trauma Informed Care

Volunteer Services

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