To promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health for the Madison community through leadership, partnership, prevention, and response.
What Does the Health Department Do?
Municipal Registrar: Assists the public with birth, death and marriage certificates and marriage license applications. Issues dog/cat licenses, retail food licenses and assists residents with complaints.
Environmental Health: Works to ensure that proper handling of food is maintained in all retail food establishments and investigates complaints from residents about housing, animals, noise etc.
Public Health Nursing: Administers vaccines, investigates communicable diseases, promotes and administers health screenings and monitors immunizations in schools.
Health Education: Works to inform the community on current health issues. Specific areas of focus are preventative efforts for drug and alcohol abuse, healthy lifestyle promotion and planning and continuation of programs in the community.