Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Recognizes November 30 as Meth Awareness Day

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County joins organizations across the state to recognize November 30 as Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

Marshfield Clinic Health System, Northwoods Coalition, and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services encourage organizations and individuals to take action on KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY. This day is an opportunity for everyone in Wisconsin to learn more about the dangers of methamphetamine use and addiction, and what actions can be taken to prevent it.

Meth is becoming more prevalent in Wisconsin and KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY allows the community to work together to help fight this growing epidemic. Continue reading

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

Lincoln County Releases Results of 2018 Tobacco Compliance Checks

Tobacco-Free Coalition (NWTFC) once again conducted Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks this year. Any store that has a tobacco license is subject to an annual compliance check.  A total of  31 random checks were completed in Lincoln County.  This year, 5 stores sold tobacco to a minor.  That makes our county’s illegal sales rate 16%. Continue reading

Continue Free Flu Shots for Students this October

Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will be holding flu clinics at Tomahawk School District and a separate clinic date for students attending 3 and 4K/private/charter schools. These clinics provide the flu shot at no charge for students attending schools in Lincoln County with funding from the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

“Last year in Lincoln County the flu hit people hard so we are pleased to be able to offer protection for all students this school year,” states Jennifer Johnson, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln County Health Department. “Being able to save parents time and help keep kids healthy is a benefit for all,” she adds.

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Are You Ready to Fight the Flu?

People of All Ages Advised to Get Vaccinated

With children back in school, and adults back to work after a busy summer, Lincoln County Health Department asks everyone to protect themselves and others by getting their yearly flu shot.

“The best way to prevent the flu is by getting your flu shot” reports Jennifer Johnson, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln Country Health Department. “Flu shots should be given yearly and as soon as they are available. This is usually September or October; however, flu shots can and should still be given through late spring for those who did not receive it earlier.” Continue reading

After Flooding: Take Precautions to Keep Your Family Safe

Health dangers after a flood can be present for weeks or months

State health officials along with Lincoln County Health Department are urging Wisconsin residents who live in flooded areas to be cautious.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding people that the effects of standing water can create health hazards that can last weeks, months, or even years. For those in the areas impacted by the floods, here are some precautions you should take: Continue reading