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Mission Statement

The Brown County Health and Human Services Department-Public Health Division protects and promotes individual and community health through education, regulation and leadership to empower community members to attain well-being across the lifespan.

Program Description

The Brown County Health and Human Services Department-Public Health Division, in collaboration with community partners, accomplishes its mission by providing services relating to: communicable disease surveillance and control, prevention of chronic disease/disability, maternal/child health promotion, management of environmental hazards, licensing and inspection visits, laboratory services, and preparation for emergency events in our community. Communicable disease surveillance and control involves investigation of cases/contacts, provision of needed health care services and education. The immunization program provides recommended vaccines to all age groups, birth to adult. Prevention of complications from chronic disease is provided through assessment and education. Maternal/child health promotion is addressed through parenting education, injury prevention education, home-visits, care coordination of children with special health care needs and adolescent prenatal classes. Management of environmental problems is focused on animal/rabies investigation, human health hazard evaluation and follow-up, code enforcement, and well water testing, evaluation and follow-up. Licensing and inspection visits include licensing/inspection of food, lodging, body art establishments and recreational establishments. Laboratory services include tests related to licensed establishments and well and surface water sampling.

Additional public health services include advocating for sound public health policy to promote optimal health and well being of individuals and the environment.

Brown County Public Health Division Agency Brochure

Brown County Public Health Division Agency Brochure-Spanish

Emergency Contact Information:

In the event of an urgent public health concern such as a Category I reportable communicable disease or other non-routine, urgent nuisance concerns such as odor or noise issues:
During our regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays),
please call 920-448-6400.

For after hours emergencies only, please call 1-877-619-9221.

For Immunization Appointments, Call:
  • (920) 448-6400 and select #3
  • Español - (920) 448-6400 and select #1
  • Hmong - (920) 448-6400 and select #3

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Public Health Agencies in the Surrounding Area
If you live in any of these areas, contact your local public health office for more information:
De Pere Health Department (for Brown County residents living in the City of De Pere)
Kewaunee County Health Department
Oconto County Public Health Division
Oneida Tribe - Community Health Services Department
Appleton City Health Department
Calumet County Health & Human Services - Public Health
City of Menasha Health Department
Door County Health Department
Manitowoc County Health Department
Marinette County Health and Human Services - Public Health
Outagamie County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division
Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department
Waupaca County Health and Human Services - Public Health
Winnebago County Health Department

This e-mail address is only checked twice daily and is not for urgent messages.

Contact:  Anna Destree, MS - Public Health Officer
Phone: 920-448-6400
Fax: 920-448-6449
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Mailing Address:  Brown County Health and Human Services Department-Public Health Division
Fox River Professional Building
610 S. Broadway St., Room 201
P. O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Physical Address:  610 S. Broadway St., Room 201
Green Bay, WI 54303
Hours:  Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, open through the lunch hour. Closed major holidays. (Early evening immunization appointment hours available for some days.)
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