City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD)

Welcome to MHD

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) serves the residents of the city of Milwaukee, seeking to improve and protect the health of all who live, work, and play within the city. 

Upcoming Events

Featured News and Events

Outdoor Air Quality in Milwaukee

Due to the wildfires in Canada, air quality in the Midwest may continue to experience unhealthy levels throughout the summer. Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) and guidance at before you spend time outdoors. Additional guidance on how to clean the air indoors is available here.

Those in need of safe, indoor spaces to get out of the unhealthy outdoor air can find a list of public spaces at

Covid-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine   

COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses are free and available at Milwaukee Health Department clinics without an appointment. 

Mpox Information & Resources

Protect yourself against mpox by learning more about how the viral infection spreads, what symptoms to look for, where and when to get tested, and - most importantly - where to get the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine.

Immunization Clinics 

MHD immunization clinics offer free routine immunizations, flu shots, and COVID-19 vaccines with expanded hours and walk-in availability. Learn more.

988 Crisis and Suicide Hotline

Free Mental Health Resources

Learn about free or low-cost crisis and other mental health resources in the Milwaukee area.
Many others are available. You can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Opioid Awareness / 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

Home Environmental Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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

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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.

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.

Mike Totoraitis, PhD
Commissioner of Health

City of Milwaukee Health Department



 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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