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Health Department



Report an Issue


Report an illness caused by food or water.

Report an environmental health concern.

Report a notifiable or reportable health condition.

Provide feedback to the department.



Reporting an Illness Caused by Food or Water:

A reporting tool from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is available for people to use for reporting when they think food or water has recently made them sick.  If you are ill and believe it might be related to something you ate or drank, visit Food Poisoning: Report an Illness Caused by Food or Water | Wisconsin Department of Health Services to report your illness.




Reporting an Environmental Health Concern:

Call the La Crosse County Health Department Environmental Section at 608-785-9771 or email [email protected] to report any of the following issues:


  • Foodborne illness
  • Restaurant or retail food establishment
  • Food issue
  • Public swimming pool/whirlpool
  • Lodging conditions
  • Tattoo or body art establishments
  • Septic system issue
  • Air quality problem
  • Mold
  • Pests
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Animal bites



Reporting a Notifiable or Reportable Health Condition:

Call the La Crosse County Health Department Main Line at 608-785-9872 or email [email protected] to report any of the following health conditions:


Reportable Disease Lists:

  • Category I:  These are of URGENT public health importance and should be reported IMMEDIATELY by telephone to the patient’s local health department.
  • Category II and Category III: These diseases should be reported within 72 hours of diagnosis.


Certain diseases and conditions can have a significant public health impact.  A number of diseases and conditions are required to be reported promptly to the patient’s local health department.  If you would like to learn more about the communicable disease reporting requirements in Wisconsin, please click here



Provide Feedback to the Department:

Contact La Crosse County Health Department to provide comments or feedback.


Email:    [email protected]

Phone:   608-785-9872

FAX:      608-785-9846

Mail:      300 4th Street North, La Crosse, WI  54601







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]
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