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Health Department

 

Health

Sexual Health

 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV can impact sexual health. Read below to learn more about Sexual Health Services available at La Crosse County Health Department (LCHD).

 

HIV Testing

HIV Rapid Testing is available for free to anyone 14 years of age and older by appointment only.  This Rapid HIV test is a finger-stick test.  To make an appointment or for further questions call 608-785-9872.  

HIV Rapid Testing is:
  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Accurate
  • Complete in 30-45 minutes

 

HIV Partner Services

La Crosse County Health Department offers free and confidential HIV Partner Services for anyone living with HIV residing in a 7-county area including Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties.

If recently diagnosed or living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), LCHD HIV Partner Services can assist with notifying sex partners and/or needle-sharing partners that may have been exposed without sharing your name. This can help partners find testing, start treatment or take steps to prevent HIV in the future.

Using the program is:
  • Your choice
  • Confidential
  • Free

 

Services Available:
  • A specially trained staff member will reach out to anyone diagnosed with HIV
  • Determine health needs and assist in finding medical care
  • Contacting partners, options include:
    • A specially trained staff member contacts partners without sharing your information
    • You notify partners in-person, by phone, over text, email or anonymously through  www.tellyourpartner.org  
    • LCHD staff contacts partners with you
    • Someone other than a LCHD staff member (like your healthcare provider) lets your partners know

Residents in the 7-county area diagnosed with HIV, or providers who wants to refer someone to the program, please call La Crosse County Health Department at 608-785-9872.

Wisconsin residents living outside the 7-county area, please call the Wisconsin HIV Partner Service Team at 608-266-3031.

Wisconsin residents who received a combined diagnosis of HIV & Syphilis, please call Wisconsin Department of Health Services at 608-266-1323.

Prevention

Where can I get barrier methods in La Crosse County?

 
Local STI & HIV Resource Information

Please be aware that resource hours, services and availability may change.  Call or check the organization or provider website for the most up-to-date information.

La Crosse County Health Department: 608-785-9872
Free HIV Rapid testing, free condoms & dental dams, HIV Partner Services.

Planned Parenthood of La Crosse: 844-493-1052
STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, free condoms & dental dams, birth control, accepts insured and uninsured patients, additional services available.

Vivent Health of La Crosse: 608-785-9866
Rapid HIV, Syphilis and Hep C testing, Lifepoint needle exchange, free condoms & dental dams, additional services available.

UWL Student Health Center
STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, additional services available.  Services available to current UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College students.

Gundersen Health Systems: 608-782-7300
STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, birth control, additional primary and specialist healthcare services available.

Mayo Clinics: 608-785-0940
STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and treatment, birth control, additional primary and specialist healthcare services available.

St. Clare Health Mission: 608-519-4620
STI testing and treatment, primary and specialist care, street medicine clinic, additional services available.  Services available for adults without health insurance and qualifying low-income adults.

Neighborhood Family Clinics: Multiple locations
STI testing and treatment, HIV screening, additional services available.  Pay at time of service, no insurance.

 

 




PHAB

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

Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Email:
[email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
WI Relay Service and Interpretation Services Available

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary


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