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Health Department



Sexual Health


Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV can impact sexual health. Read below to learn more about Sexual Health Services available at La Crosse County Health Department (LCHD).


HIV Testing

HIV Rapid Testing is available for free to anyone 14 years of age and older by appointment only.  This Rapid HIV test is a finger-stick test.  To make an appointment or for further questions call 608-785-9872.  

HIV Rapid Testing is:
  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Accurate
  • Complete in 30-45 minutes


HIV Partner Services

La Crosse County Health Department offers free and confidential HIV Partner Services for anyone living with HIV residing in a 7-county area including Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties.

If recently diagnosed or living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), LCHD HIV Partner Services can assist with notifying sex partners and/or needle-sharing partners that may have been exposed without sharing your name. This can help partners find testing, start treatment or take steps to prevent HIV in the future.

Using the program is:
  • Your choice
  • Confidential
  • Free


Services Available:
  • A specially trained staff member will reach out to anyone diagnosed with HIV
  • Determine health needs and assist in finding medical care
  • Contacting partners, options include:
    • A specially trained staff member contacts partners without sharing your information
    • You notify partners in-person, by phone, over text, email or anonymously through  www.tellyourpartner.org  
    • LCHD staff contacts partners with you
    • Someone other than a LCHD staff member (like your healthcare provider) lets your partners know



Where can I get barrier methods in La Crosse County?

Resource Information

Residents in the 7-county area diagnosed with HIV, or providers who wants to refer someone to the program, please call La Crosse County Health Department at 608-785-9872.

Wisconsin residents living outside the 7-county area, please call the Wisconsin HIV Partner Service Team at 608-266-3031.

Wisconsin residents who received a combined diagnosis of HIV & Syphilis, please call Wisconsin Department of Health Services at 608-266-1323.



Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
[email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
WI Relay Service and Interpretation Services Available

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary

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