The Portage County Health District is responsible for promoting public health, preventing disease, and protecting the environment. We utilize leadership and partnership to empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health.
Learn more about vaccines, data and reporting.
Environmental Public Health
The Environmental Health Division works closely with local, county, regional, and state officials to address the environmental health needs of our community. Services include education, evaluation, inspection and consultation on issues that impact environmental public health in Portage County.
Health educators and public health nurses strive to make positive change in the community through the programs and services provided, in addition to promoting Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Nursing Services, and Public Health Accreditation within the health district.
Our Nursing Programs include immunization clinics for all ages, investigating communicable diseases, performing case management services for families who have children with special health care needs and more.
WIC (Women, Infant and Children)
WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.
The administrative and finance staff provide the infrastructure of the health district, providing budget, financial, and fiscal management and issuance of permits and licenses for environmental health programs and services.
Look up fees for Portage County Health District services (not all services have fees).