FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Offered

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County is pleased to announce that the Tomahawk School District will be hosting FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid this November.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • November 27 and 28, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Tomahawk Library Media Center, Room 201
  • 1048 East King Road (Door #6), Tomahawk, WI 54487
  • Instructor: Christine Peterson, M.S.E. Ed.S., Tomahawk School Psychologist

* This is a two-day class. Participants should plan on attending both days. Continue Reading > >

Free Shots for Adults this November

Getting shots is the best way to stay healthy against some diseases. The Lincoln County Health Department is pleased to announce clinics that give free shots to adults who have no health insurance or no coverage for shots this November. This is available due to a special pilot program from the Wisconsin Immunization Program and the CDC.

“Prevention is key to health and adults need to protect themselves from diseases that can cause extreme illness and hospitalization. Continue Reading > >

Carbon Monoxide Threat Grows in Winter

Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Properly Maintained and Working Home Heating Devices Save Lives

Soon our furnaces, fireplaces, and other heating equipment will be getting a work out, and the Lincoln County Health Department wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. “To prepare for winter weather, Wisconsin residents should ensure that their source of heat and their carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order,” says Meghan Williams, Environmental Health Specialist, Lincoln County Health Department. Continue Reading > >

Healthy Guests: Happy Holidays

Don’t let foodborne illness take the cheer out of your holidays!

Spending holidays with family and friends creates lasting memories. The Lincoln County Health Department reminds everyone to follow basic food safety tips to lower the likelihood that foodborne illness becomes part of your memories. Be mindful of the four important basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Continue Reading > >

Don’t Let the Flu Get You this Holiday Season

Haven’t received your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. Lincoln County Health Department is continuing to offer Walk-In Wednesday Flu Shot Clinics through November 21st.

Last year, in Lincoln County, 42 residents were hospitalized due to the flu. Flu season hit hard in Wisconsin especially among residents 65 years and older. Seasonal flu is usually spread from October through May in the United States.  Flu and problems from flu are serious and can be avoided.

Lincoln County Health Department encourages residents to get their annual flu shot Continue Reading > >