SHAWANO-MENOMINEE COUNTIES HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Our vision is "Healthy People in Healthy Shawano and Menominee Counties".
Our mission is to "Assure the health of Shawano and Menominee Counties by promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing illness and disability, and protecting communities".
Find important information below or click on a program link below to learn more.
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PROPANE SHORTAGE UPDATE
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All citizens are asked to check on friends, neighbors, and loved ones to ensure that everyone has a warm place to stay.
Consider donating to the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund to help those impacted by the crisis. Do so online at www.kwwf.org/donate or by calling 608-333-0809.
If you are a propane consumer, you are asked to check your tank level to determine the level of propane available. If you are unable to check your level, please contact a neighbor, friend, or your local law enforcement agency to help you. If your propane tank is below 30%, please contact your vendor for a fuel delivery. Do not wait until your tank is nearly out of fuel! Even if your tank is full or over 30%, lower the settings on your furnace thermostat and water heater to conserve the propane you have.
If you are a propane consumer needing assistance:
• Call toll-free1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) for information about where you can purchase propane in your area, or to apply for assistance towards your propane heating bill.
• Households with incomes at or below 60% of the state median income ($47,485 annually for a family of four) may qualify for assistance through the WHEAP program. The agency will determine eligibility for heating benefits based upon your household income, size, and the home’s heating costs. If you are eligible, WHEAP will make a payment directly to your fuel supplier towards the cost of your propane.
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If you leave your home to go to a warmer location, turn off the water in your home and drain your pipes to ensure they do not freeze in your absence. If you are leaving your home due to a no heat situation, please contact local law enforcement. If you have a well, shut the well pump electricity off.
If you need assistance with weatherizing your home, you may contact:
Valerie Filz, Weatherization Director
(920) 834-4621 x1125
For more information on WHEAP, please access the Home Energy Plus website HERE or call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947).
For more winter weather information, please contact Shawano County Emergency Management at 715-526-6774 or Menominee County Emergency Management at 715-799-5074.
For the most recent forecast, click HERE.
For additional information go to:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services: HERE
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: HERE
Wisconsin Emergency Management: HERE
GET IN-PERSON HELP APPLYING FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MARKETPLACE INSURANCE COVERAGE
Every Wednesday through March 26th, a representative will be at Goodwill of Shawano from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. They are located directly to the left through the doors when you walk in. Help is free. You can still apply online HERE or by phone at 1-800-318-2596.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE to be held on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rooms A, B, & C - Lower Level of the Shawano County Courthouse, 311 N. Main Street, Shawano.
For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org, or call Debbie at 715-526-4808.
Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome!
Flu shots still available; call the health department for an appointment first (715-526-4808):
MENOMINEE COUNTY'S INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS
The “Menominee Community Engagement Workgroup”, a collaborative community effort, includes participation from more than 30 local and external agencies developing partnerships to build a healthy future for the community. Read the full article HERE.
CHAT MINUTES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Minutes from the December 20th Shawano - Menominee Counties CHAT meeting can be found HERE .
Additional information about Shawano County's drug and alcohol use and obesity can be found here:
i/f/Additional Health Information for Shawano County.pdf
RADON KITS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT! Cost $6.00 per kit
Learn more: http://www.epa.gov/radon/
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: By appointment only, call 715-526-4808. Click here for more info
|Health Officer/Director Public Health
||Jaime Bodden, MPH, MSW
Phone: (715) 526-4808
Fax: (715) 524-5792
Click here to email
311 N Main St
Shawano, WI 54166
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Shawano and Menominee County
Emergency after hours number:
Shawano County Sheriff's Dept - (715)526-3111