Create an environment where all people can achieve their best health and wellbeing. 


Improve health and wellbeing of all through health education, disease prevention, and promotion of diversity, connection, and partnership.


Our five values guide us to achieve our vision and mission. These actions demonstrate our passion for improving the lives of those who live, learn, work, play, or worship in the West Allis and West Milwaukee community.

  • Collaboration: Bring together community members and partners to foster innovative solutions and community connectedness.
  • Accountability: Assure transparent leadership, advocacy, and quality in services.
  • Respect: Foster a culture of dignity for all where everyone has a just and fair opportunity to live their best life.
  • Education: Empower all people to take responsibility for their health and make informed health decisions.
  • Equity: Work continuously to make information, activities, and our environment readily accessible and understandable for all.


The Health Department is committed to ensuring the health of West Allis residents by providing these services:

  • Public Health Nurses and Community Health Screening Technicians provide health screenings, counseling, communicable disease control, and referral to community resources, in a variety settings for infants, children and adults
  • Health education programming on a variety of topics
  • Harm reduction supplies including Narcan and Fentanyl test strips are available for free
  • A Public Health Social Worker is on staff to connect individuals, groups, and families with resources to deal with problems in their everyday lives
  • Environmental health services include compliance inspections, complaint investigations, and lead poisoning prevention
  • Services and activities for senior citizens at the Senior Center
  • Vital statistics, including birth and death certificates
  • Commercial scale and weight inspections


The West Allis Health Department is available 24/7 to respond to a situation that presents a real or potential threat to public health.

What should be reported immediately?

  • Infectious Disease of Immediate Public Health Concern (View the list of Reportable Diseases)
  • Actual or communicated threats of bioterrorism
  • Restaurant or other food impacted by fire, sewage failure, and/or electrical or water supply interruption
  • Compromised public drinking water supply

In the event of an after-hours public health emergency, call Police Dispatch at 414-302-8000 (or 911 in an emergency). Why does the West Allis Health Department need this information? The West Allis Health Department is required by law to report and investigate events that may affect the public's health. This is why it is important for us to hear from you when you suspect an uncommon illness or event. Learn more about the Health Department's requirements.


The Health Department provides staff support for the Board of Health. Staff support for the Commission on Aging is provided by the Health Department's Senior Center.

Many health programs are funded through grants provided by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Social Services.