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Health Department



Partners and Providers


School Absence Surveillance: La Crosse County Health Department partners with local school districts to monitor student and staff absences. The goal of this program is to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and increase student attendance. To enroll in the program, send a request to [email protected]

What does school participation look like?  Each week, an assigned school worker will report the number of respiratory and gastrointestinal related illness absences to the Health Department using an online form.  At the end of the week, we send a report to schools.  The report shares overall absence rates and lets schools know if particular illnesses are circulating.  The report includes a graph throughout the year to track trends and changes week to week.  A portion of the one-page report is dedicated to resources and illness related support for the school staff.  See examples here.


Communicable Diseases

General Information

Disease Reporting Requirements in Wisconsin:  Disease Reporting | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Report for Category I or II Communicable Diseases (4151) | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Resource for Communicable Diseases in schools or childcare Childhood Communicable Diseases | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin Health Alert Network:  Health Alert Network | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Tuberculosis Resources

About Active TB Disease and Latent TB Infection (LTBI) | Wisconsin Department of Health Services; 

Wisconsin Tuberculosis Program | Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV

CDC Resources

Expedited Partner Therapy (cdc.gov)

HIV Testing | HIV/AIDS | CDC

STI Treatment Guidelines (cdc.gov)

Wisconsin Department of Health Resources

EPT for Chlamydia | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

HIV: Partner Services | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

STD: Information for Health Care Professionals | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

La Crosse County Resources

HIV Partner Services

WI Surveillance Report for La Crosse County click here 

Talk Test Treat Handout 




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

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Main Fax: 608-785-9846
[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

Collaboratively promoting a healthful community for all people.