Bayfield County Health Department works with individuals, families, and organizations through a variety of programs and services to promote public health. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection and control of infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world.
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Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage.
Early detection is the best prevention! The WWWP provides funding for qualifying women, ages 45-64, to receive free breast and cervical cancer screening. For women who are underinsured or uninsured, there is no premium, co-pay, or deductible for the WWWP. Services provided by participating health care providers include 2 and 3-D mammograms, clinical breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, Pap tests, and others. Additionally, a WWWP client who is diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer may be eligible for enrollment in the Well Woman Medicaid Program, which covers treatments for those diagnoses.
For more information, please contact the Northern Regional Coordinator for WWWP at 715-369-6119.
For women outside of the nine county area, please find your regional coordinator here.
And, here’s a link to the OCHD WWWP website: https://publichealth.co.oneida.wi.us/services/womens-health/well-woman-program/
Bayfield County Health Department participates in many community coalitions and groups that support family health, such as the Bay Area Breastfeeding Coalition, Ashland Bayfield and Iron County Early Childhood Collaborative Council, Chequamegon Home Visiting Group, among others. Through collaborative effort with community partners, Bayfield County strives to create positive change on a community- and systems-level to address health issues impacting children and families.