|EFFECTIVE AT 12:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020, WABASHA COUNTY HAS DECLARED A HEALTH EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF, WALK-IN ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES BUILDING IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. THE MAJORITY OF OUR SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED USING ALTERNATE CONTACT AND INTERVIEW METHODS. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SERVICES PLEASE CALL US AT 651-565-5200. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE TRY TO KEEP WABASHA RESIDENTS SAFE AND HEALTHY.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) News and Updates!
On Monday, March 30th, Wabasha County Public Health will be opening a local COVID-19 Hotline. The hotline is for residents or the general public looking for information regarding COVID-19. The hotline will be staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and can be accessed by calling 651-565-8103.
Press Release 03/30/20 - Fifth and Sixth Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Wabasha County
Press Release 03/26/20 - Fourth Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County
Press Release 03/25/20 - Second and Third Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Wabasha County
Press Release 03/21/20 - First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County
Wabasha County Public Health Director:
411 Hiawatha Dr E
Wabasha, MN 55981
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Agency Contact Information
Monday – Friday
8 AM – 4 PM
If you are ill, see your health care provider.
To report an emergency, call 911.
If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease:
Wabasha County Community Health Needs Assessment
Wabasha County Community Health Improvement Plan
Wabasha County Public Health is the official health agency for the county. Its mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health of the public.
Programs and their services available to the residents of our county are:
- Services offered in the Family Health Program include: Maternal/Child Health, WIC, Child and Teem Check-up Consultation, Infant Follow Along Program, free Pregnancy Testing, Universal Home Visiting to newborns, and Home Visiting to families in need of supportive services.
- Long Term Care Consultations are screenings which can help access programs to assist the elderly and disabled populations with remaining in their home for as long as possible, as well as determining the appropriateness of nursing facility placement.
- Case Management is provided for individuals enrolled in programs such as Alternative Care (AC), Community Alternative Care (CAC), and Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI), and Elderly Waiver (EW). Case Management is a collaboration of assessments, planning, facilitation, and advocacy to assist the individual in having their health needs met to promote their quality of life in a cost effect manner.
- Personal Care Assistant Assessments are provided for individuals who qualify to access and authorize that service.
- Our Disease Prevention and Control Program offers communicable disease investigation, communicable disease educations, and Mantoux tests for TB screenings.
- We also offer a Health Education Program which offers various topics in an attempt to educate our citizens about various health issues and healthy life choices.
- Our Environmental Health Program provides permits and inspections for individual septic treatment systems, well installations and sealings. Public Health nuisance complaints are also handled by the staff in this program.
- Care Coordination is a service used by South Country Health Alliance and our county to make sure clients receive the assistance and health care supports they need to stay healthy. This service is provided at no cost to the client.
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) is a coordinated effort involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. We assist communities and their citizens to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.
- Wabasha County’s Community Health Program offers a wide variety of health education programs for schools, worksites, and community groups. Staff members work collaboratively with many organizations and groups in the community to create policies, systems, and environmental changes which promote and protect the health of the residents of Wabasha County.