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Health Department



General Information


Welcome to the La Crosse County Health Department.  We strive to promote a healthful community for all.  We achieve our mission through advocacy, collaboration and using an equity-based approach within our work.  As a nationally accredited department, we also focus on using evidence-based practices, quality improvement and systems change models within our work.  We look forward to working with you as we help create and support healthy living in La Crosse County!

About Us

Who We Are

We are the local public health department for La Crosse County, Wisconsin.  With a staff of 58 we serve over 120,000 people in our county and partner with individuals and entities to improve health outcomes for the population.

Our Leadership Team

Audra Martine, MA
Director/Health Officer

Bridget Boland-Cardinali, BSN, RN
Access to Care and Clinical Services Manager

Carol Drury, RS, MS
Environmental Health & Lab Manager

Jennifer Loging, RDN, CD
Family Health and WIC Manager

Paula Silha, MCHES
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Manager

Rachel King, MPH, MCHES

Jennifer Mullin, BSACC
Financial Manager 

Renee Reynolds
Office Supervisor 

What We Do

Our work focuses on protecting your health, protecting the environment, and working with community partners to improve health and prevent health inequities.

Ways this occurs include

  • Protecting Your Health
  • Providing programs to improve nutrition
  • Providing immunizations
  • Promoting screening for sexually transmitted diseases, cancers, and other health conditions
  • Performing disease investigation and follow up
  • Educating on risk factors and general information related to public health

Protecting the Environment

  • Inspecting restaurants, grocery stores, and food vendors to ensure food safety
  • Testing water quality at beaches and in publicly accessed pools to let you know if it’s safe to swim
  • Ensuring well water is safe to drink and septic systems are functioning properly
  • Following of human health hazard and animal bites

Improving overall Community Health

We work with community partners on topics such as:

  • Access to Care
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
  • Control of Communicable Diseases
  • Disaster Planning
  • Health Strategies
  • Nutrition
  • Safe Housing
  • Safe Water                       




Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Main Fax: 608-785-9846
[email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
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Interpretation services available upon request
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Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary

Collaboratively promoting a healthful community for all people.

La Crosse County Health Department complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.