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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Public Health Scoop
When are the Wauwatosa Health Department immunization clinics?The Wauwatosa Health Department offers three immunization clinics per month.
The monthly clinic schedule is as follows:
- First Tuesdays: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm by appointment only
- Second Tuesdays: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Fourth Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What do I need to do to obtain a food or restaurant license?The Wauwatosa Health Department (WHD) licenses all food businesses in the city. The WHD also issues soda water licenses.
There are three different food licenses: restaurant, retail food, and city food. Any establishment that sells food, whether it is candy and soda or steak and lobster, the establishment needs a license.
View information on licensing food establishments.
How can I get a tuberculosis (TB) skin test administered?
TB skin tests are offered most Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. You must return within 48-72 hours to get your TB skin test read by a nurse.
TB skin tests are also offered by appointment only on the first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm. For times and fees please see TB Skin Testing Clinics.
For a Medical Emergency, Dial 9-1-1
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.