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Milwaukee Health Department Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates: The City of Milwaukee Health Department is monitoring the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Questions about the coronavirus? Call 2-1-1 for assistance.

For the safety of the community and our staff, some MHD services have been temporarily suspended or reduced. Please call (414) 286-3521 to inquire about service availability. For COVID-19 Questions? Call 211. 

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Free COVID-19 Testing 

Updated November 3

Free for anyone, regardless of symptoms at Miller Park, Northwest or Southside Health Centers. No appointment needed. Pre-register NOW before arriving for testing.

Learn more and view map of testing sites

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Protect Your Crew From the Flu

Updated January 7

Flu shots are more important this year due to COVID-19. Protect your crew by getting a routine flu shot this year and every year.

Find Vaccines Near You

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MKE Cares Mask Ordinance

Updated October 15, 2020

Effective July 16, 2020, the Milwaukee Common Council adopted an ordinance requiring that all persons wear face coverings in public spaces, indoors and outdoors. Free masks are available at Northwest and Southside Health Centers.

View map of additional sites and learn more.

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Free, Confidential Help is Here for You

Need help managing your money because of COVID-19? 

The Financial Navigators Program helps residents one-on-one over the phone to address personal financial issues, identify action steps to manage expenses and provides referrals to maximize income.

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Protect your family from lead exposure by getting lead safe! Lead exposure can occur through lead-based paint, drinking water, soil and other materials. What can you do?

Get Lead Safe in Three: Visit Lead-Safe Milwaukee

Opioid Awarenss / Conciencia de opioides

The City of Milwaukee Health Department is taking action to raise awareness that opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Know the risk of what you're taking / Conozca los riesgos que hay en lo que está tomando

Milwaukee's Blueprint for Peace

Violence is a public health issue. To coordinate and guide a public health approach to violence prevention, Milwaukee's Blueprint for Peace serves as a comprehensive, community-driven agenda for addressing the complex factors that drive violence.

Resources and Programs

Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely

Living Your Best LifeThe MHD is committed to moving us forward with your best interests and safety at mind and heart. We need to stride forward with confidence. Please Stay Safe Milwaukee.

Please check our Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely webpage for more information, news releases and updates

Learn More About MHD

Living Your Best Life2020 Swearing In Ceremony 

Commissioner Kowalik and Deputy Commissioner Evers 

Meet Our Leadership Team

Get to know MHD staff. 

Messages of Thanks and Support

Kudos from the Board of Health President and Vice President.

Got COVID-19 Questions?
Email MHD for Answers!

Email askmhdCOVID@milwaukee.gov


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Posted 9/09/20

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