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 February 3rd, 2016

Did You Know?

Lead is a naturally-occurring toxic metal.  Lead poisoning has been linked to delays in both mental and physical development.  Children under the age of six are particularly vulnerable to elevated lead levels. The amount of lead in manufactured materials has been reduced in recent years due to health concerns, though it can still be found in a wide variety of products in and around our homes, including paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics. Although lead rarely occurs naturally in water, if internal pipes contain lead, it can leach into water if the water is not treated correctly.  The North Shore communities regularly test tap water for lead and the results are consistently below the EPA’s action level of 15 ppb (parts per billion). The treatment plants that supply water to North Shore communities add corrosion control treatment to the drinking water. The treatment is designed to coat the interior of the pipes to help prevent the leaching of lead into the drinking water.

There are several simple ways to decrease the lead in residential water:

Flush your plumbing by running cold water for three minutes

Only use cold water for cooking

Purchase a home filtration system

Contact a certified plumber who can:

1)     Tell you if your home has a lead service line;

2)     Check for lead solders in your home’s internal pipes; and

3)     Look for fixtures containing lead. 

If you have concerns about lead in your drinking water and want to test your water, contact the State Lab of Hygiene for a specific test kit. Residents can order the sample kit by calling (800) 442-4618.

To learn more about the drinking water in your community, you can visit the following websites for more information. (Glendale, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point)  (Bayside) (Shorewood) (Brown Deer)

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

Questions about Flu?
Call Flu on CallTM 1-855-435-8722 and speak to an information specialist about your concerns.
Click here to learn more.

Zika Virus
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people, especially pregnant women, traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click here to learn more about prevention, symptoms and transmission.  

E-cigarettes are battery operated products designed to turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor. E-cigarettes may contain ingredients that are toxic to humans. Click here to view a short video and learn more. 

Have you tested your home for radon?
Short term kits are available at either one of our locations 
click here to learn more! 

Take our Survey!
Let us know what concerns you have for children in the community.
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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