What we do

  • Investigate infectious and communicable diseases in our community
  • Promote health by providing select immunizations
  • Investigate and inspect for nuisances and human health hazards
  • Prepare for public health emergencies
  • Provide education on how to reduce or eliminate health risks
  • Conduct lead poisoning and rabies exposure prevention programs
  • Inspect all food establishments in Wauwatosa
  • Assess and mitigate our community's health needs
  • Conduct presentations about health topics

Although you may not have had direct contact with us, many of the improvements that prolong life and protect health and safety in Wauwatosa are directly related to public health.

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If you have an urgent public health need during non-office hours, please call the Wauwatosa Police Department non-emergency number at (414) 471-8430, and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.


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