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Racine Public Health Department offers City of Racine, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of Wind Point residents a wide range of services and information. The health department is prepared to assist you with administrative services, laboratory services and community and environmental health programs. Our objective is to serve you and promote a healthy Racine community. Visit our website and learn about services at: http://www.cityofracine.org/Health.aspx You can reach us by phone at 262-636-9201; like us on Facebook.

We work with the communities we serve on a broad array of environmental health, community health and preparedness programs to prevent disease and promote well-being. Public health focuses on the whole population and essential services include:

  • Investigating health issues and hazards
  • Providing health information
  • Mobilizing community partnerships
  • Enforcing laws and regulations
  • Linking people to needed services
  • Developing policies and programs
  • Evaluating service effectiveness
  • Researching public health issues
  • Assuring a competent workforce
  • Assuring access to primary health care
  • Monitoring population health data
  • Promoting conditions that support health

The Racine Public Health Department environmental, community, laboratory and preparedness programs include but are not limited to:

  • Inspection and licensing of restaurants, retail food, temporary food, taverns, hotels/motels, public pools, and body art establishments
  • Human health hazard and animal bite/rabies investigation
  • Radon and well water kit dispersal
  • Medication collection events
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Immunization clinics and immunization vaccine assurance
  • Communicable disease/STD investigation and follow-up as well as outbreak investigation
  • Healthy births initiatives
  • Adult service vaccines and TB skin tests
  • Health education
  • Childhood injury prevention program through child death review and car seat checks
  • Emergency planning and exercising
  • Community and academic partnerships and collaborations
  • Laboratory services including recreational water quality monitoring and research