To Spooner Health, care is personal
To Spooner Health, care is personal

Water Safety Tips For Families

Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.

Rise In COVID-19 Cases Calls For Increased Precautions To Protect Health Statewide

Residents in counties experiencing ‘high’ COVID Community Levels recommended to wear masks indoors in public.

New Location For COVID Testing Site In Balsam Lake

Polk County Public Health’s free COVID testing site will be moving to a new location.

Avian Influenza Found In Barron County

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in one backyard flock and six commercial flocks throughout Barron County.

Go With Your Gut…

While scheduling your colonoscopy is one of those dreaded tasks on the to-do list, it's one of the most important.

Wisconsin DHS Makes Changes To COVID-19 Data Webpages

Updates make data easier to find, align with CDC Community Levels as a tool to keep you safe and healthy.
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‘Dr. Thapar Is Absolutely Incredible!’

Dr. Thapar sees clinic patients in Altoona, Chippewa Falls, Rice Lake, and now Spooner.

Spooner Health, Washburn County Public Health Complete 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

With the survey results, Spooner Health and Washburn County Public Health will...

Northlakes Community Clinic: Diabetes Prevention

"The Wisconsin percentage is slightly lower at 34%. This means one in three Wisconsinites have pre-diabetes."

Mandatory Masking In Schools Reduced Covid-19 Cases During Delta Surge

NIH-funded study compared more than 1.1 million students across nine states including Wisconsin.

Covid-19 Guideline Updates From The Polk County Health Officer

The COVID-19 Community Levels utilize a three-tier system: low, medium, and high.

First Death From Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children Associated With Covid-19 Reported In Wisconsin

There have been 183 MIS-C cases reported in Wisconsin.

Washburn County Health Department Covid-19 Testing Location Change

Location Change Effective Monday, February 14, 2022

Heart Health Tips

February is American Heart Month, which is a great time to think about what you can do to ensure your heart is as healthy as possible.

Scholarship Opportunity Available For Students Going Into A Health-Related Field

Both traditional and non-traditional student applications will be considered.
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New Recommendations For Local Health Departments

Local health departments will no longer be expected or required to follow up with every reported COVID-19 case.

Covid-19 Updates From Polk County Health Officer

COVID cases are surging in Polk County.

Scam Alert: Getting A Covid-19 Test? Make Sure The Testing Site Is Real!

This winter’s spike in COVID-19 cases has more people than ever looking for tests. This has given rise to a new con.
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Youth In Wisconsin Normalize Drinking More Than Youth In All 49 Other States

Office of Children's Mental Health Focuses on the Impacts of Underage Drinking in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers, OCI Announce Cost Of Covid-19 At-Home Tests To Be Covered By All Health Plans

Wisconsin has teamed with Vault Medical Services to offer COVID-19 tests for Wisconsinites, with or without symptoms, at no cost.

COVID-19 Cases On The Rise

'The number of positive cases skyrocketed to 464 in the past week from just 127 positive cases two weeks ago.'
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COVID-19 Weekly Update: Jan. 7, 2022

This week's COVID-19 update for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Washburn County Health Department Now Providing Free Covid-19 Testing

The Washburn County Health Department is now providing FREE COVID-19 testing twice a week.

Wisconsin Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments

DHS: Initial supply of molnupiravir and Paxlovid is limited, both drugs require a prescription.
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