Prenatal vitamins are available for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and multivitamins are available for children aged six months to five years. Call 608-685-6329 for more information.
Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) clinics
Buffalo and Pepin County residents are served by the Buffalo-Pepin WIC Program, headquartered in Alma. WIC is a preventative health and nutrition education program for eligible women (pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum), infants, and children under five years of age. WIC serves families who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and who have a health or nutrition need; many working families are eligible. The program provides nutritious food; nutrition education; breastfeeding support; and health screening for growth, anemia, and lead poisoning. Clients are seen by appointment only at the clinics listed below; please call 715-495-1556 to schedule an appointment.
• Pepin County Government Center, 740 Seventh Ave, Durand, second floor, on February 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on February 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Central Lutheran Church, 221 W. Main St., Mondovi, on February 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on February 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Buffalo County Courthouse, 407 South Second St., Alma, third floor, on February 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and February 15 from 1-5 p.m.
Buffalo County Public Health offers a variety of vaccinations to children up to age 18. Most immunizations are free of charge to qualifying individuals.
Immunizations can be scheduled by calling the public health nurse at 608-685-6329.
Radon test kits
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon test kits are available for $10 at the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on radon, call 608-685-6331.
Free fluoride supplements
Oral fluoride supplements are available for individuals six months through 16 years of age. A water test for those not on city water supplies is required to determine the existing level of fluoride in your water; this test can be obtained from the Health Department. Please call 608-685-6329 for more information.
Buffalo County Public Health Department offers water testing for bacteria ($20), nitrates ($15), and arsenic ($25). The WI DNR recommends testing your private well annually for bacteria and nitrates. Please call and order a kit or stop in and pick one up at the Department of Health and Human Services, located on the third floor of the Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma. For more information please call 608-685-6331.
To schedule appointments, if needed, or for more information about any of these screenings and services, please call Buffalo County Public Health at 608-685-4412 or visit our website at http://www.buffalocounty.com/331/Public-Health. You can also check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buffalocountypublichealth for healthful tips!