North Shore Health Department

Serving the Communities of Bayside, Brown Deer,
Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood & Whitefish Bay
Professional, Caring & Part of Your Community

Welcome to North Shore Health Department

North Shore Health Department Highlights April 26th, 2016

 Did You Know?

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses, including ear infections and meningitis. There are vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease in children and adults.  There are two types of vaccines available:

  • The Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13) is recommended for all children younger than 5 years old, all adults 65 years or older, and people 6 years or older with certain risk factors.
  • The Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) is recommended for all adults 65 years or older. People 2 through 64 years old who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease should also receive PPSV23.

There are now two types of pneumococcal vaccines recommended for adults aged 65 or older. In 2014 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use PCV13 among adults aged ≥65 years. PCV13 should be administered in series with the PPSV23. So even if you have received a pneumococcal vaccine before, check with your health care provider to see if an additional vaccination is needed to be protected. The North Shore Health Department is also working towards improving adult immunization rates. The health department is working with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the north shore in order to improve the percentage of adults ≥65 receiving a dose of PCV13 and PPSV23.

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The North Shore Health Department has a proud and respected tradition of providing excellent health services to our North Shore communities.  With our knowledgeable staff,we are continuing our mission to improve our residents' health, prevent disease, and safeguard the environment through an organized, collaborative effort.

The North Shore Health Department works with a Board of Health, comprised of a licensed medical adviser and members appointed for a two-year term by village presidents or the mayor of each community.  Our staff consists of a health officer, an administrative assistant, a registered sanitarian, and registered nurses who are public health nurses.

The North Shore Health Department is one of the many benefits that make living in our communities very special.  Our services and programs are thoughtfully selected and carefully planned to make our communities safer and healthier, and to provide a better way of life for all residents. We offer a wide variety of programs for adults, seniors, children and infants.  Some services are free - others are available at affordable fees.  

Our new North Shore Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is now available for viewing.  Click the link below to see how you can help yourself and your community become a healthier place to live, work and play.  

Community Health Improvement Plan 2014-2019

We encourage you to take advantage of the many ways we can help improve and promote healthy lifestyles for you and your family.

NS Health News


Click here to learn more about this bloodstream infection and the ongoing outbreak investigation. 

Gerber Organic 2ND Foods Pouches Recall
Gerber is recalling select Organic 2nd Foods pouches due to a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage. These products were distributed to retail locations nationwide and available for online order. Click here to learn more.

Car Seat Recycle Day
April 23, 2016- 10am-12pm
Bring your old, used or damaged car seats to Car Seat Recycle Day at North Shore Fire Rescue Station 81 in Brown Deer. 
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New Scam Alert!

The North Shore Health Department was notified of a new scam today- a new parent received a call from a person identifying him or herself as calling from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   This person knew the parents’ names and the date of birth for their new baby.   There were several questions about the health status and immunization status of the baby and then they asked for the baby’s social security number.  Note the CDC does not call individuals for immunization or health data and does not request social security information!

Tips on Keeping Kids Safe

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Zika Virus

Visit these links to learn more about the Zika Virus 



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Try our eAppointment to request an appointment for an immunization or cholesterol screening clinic.  Check the calender for clinic times,

Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Our Staff

Health Officer
Administrative Assistant
Public Health Nurses
Medical Advisor

Contact NSHD

The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified. 

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Brown Deer & Shorewood Locations