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Job Alert-Public Health Nurse Position

The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

North Shore Health Department Highlights 11/06/2018

Did you know?

Now is the time to enroll in or change 2019 Marketplace health insurance. The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018. The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people who don't have health insurance coverage through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage. You can sign up for health insurance on your state's health insurance exchange or individual marketplace only during the annual open enrollment period, unless you have a "qualifying life event," such as getting married or having a baby. If you take no action, you will be automatically re-enrolled in your current policy. If you buy health insurance through your workplace, your employer will inform you about its open enrollment period.

Here are some helpful tips to guide you:

  • If you want to keep your doctors, make sure that they still participate in the plans you’re considering. Check the provider lists on healthcare.gov, but also double check the provider list on the carrier’s website or contact your current provider directly.
  • There is no penalty for not buying coverage in 2019. However, it is a good idea to have coverage if you can afford it to avoid catastrophic bills for any unexpected health issues that may arise. You may not enroll at will throughout the year, so waiting for a health issue before attempting to enroll is not an option.
  • You have short term plan options. Traditionally, short-term plans have been used to bridge a coverage gap of a few months or less, but a new ruling suggests they can be adopted as a long-term solution and can be renewed for up to 36 months. These plans do have limitations beyond what the ACA insurers meet. Insurers can charge you more based on preexisting conditions or deny you coverage.

For more information visit www.healthcare.gov

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North Shore Health News

Job Alert Public Health Nurse Position

The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here.

Prepare to "Fall Back" by checking carbon monoxide Detectors

As we turn back the clocks on November 4th and temperatures continue to fall, North Shore Health Department wants to remind residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Click here to view the press release and tips for protecting you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning  

Ground Beef Recall

6,500,966 pounds of raw beef products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800)-727-2333.

K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison

Bike Helmets Available for $10!

The North Shore Health Department and
SafeKids Southeast Wisconsin have partnered
to help all bicyclists ride safer!
Come to either of our Health Department offices
to be fitted and receive a new bicycle helmet for
just $10.00! Adult and children’s sizes

State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee

The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee.

The rapid HIV testing is now available at the following Walgreens pharmacy locations in Milwaukee:

7171 N Teutonia Ave.
370 E Capitol Dr.
2826 N MLK Dr.
3522 W Wisconsin Ave.
2625 W National Ave.
Find out more about the importance of getting tested for HIV at GetTestedMKE.com.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Toolkit 

Check out the Lead Poisoning Prevention toolkit that the health department created at Protecting Our Kids From Lead.

Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Resource Guide Released

The North Shore Health Department has worked with local partners to put together a comprehensive Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Information and Resource Guide for family and friends.  Access the guide online at: www.nshealthdept.org/heroin

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.

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 or e-mail us at nshd@browndeerwi.org 

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.