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Wright County Public Health
Wright County Public Health has been protecting, maintaining, and improving the health of County residents since 1951. Public Health provides a broad range of health services to individuals, families and communities to prevent illness and disease. FAQ Health Services Brochure
If you are ill, see your health care provider. To report an emergency, call 911. If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
Wright County Public Health is implementing a new way of handling all community event and health fair requests from local organizations. If you would like Wright County Public Health to attend your event, please click on the link below and follow the instructions. We look forward to working with you.
Health care services for adults and seniors to maintain their independence while living in their own home. Services include care for chronic illnesses, medication management, and referral services.
Improves quality of life for families by offering family health counseling, parent education and resources for children with special needs. Prenatal and post partum education.
Promotes healthy communities by providing health education and promotion programs that prevent and reduce chemical use, chronic disease, infectious disease, teen pregnancy, and unintended injuries.
Public Health Nuisances
Minnesota statutes state that a public health nuisance is 'any activity or failure to act that adversely affects the public's health'. Wright County Public Health is available to answer questions, provide resources, investigates all complaints and takes appropriate action to remove the nuisance, when necessary.
To lodge a complaint, call our office at 763-682-7909.
The most common complaint our office receives regarding Environmental Health concerns deals with the presence of Mold in a residence.
If mold is a problem in your home, clean up the mold and get rid of the excess water or moisture. Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water. Wash mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely. Absorbent materials (such as ceiling tiles and carpet) that become moldy may need to be replaced.
Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions, such as nasal and sinus congestion, cough, wheeze/breathing difficulties, sore throat, skin and eye irritation, and upper respiratory infections (including sinus).
Mold can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. People are mainly exposed to mold by breathing spores or other tiny fragments. People can also be exposed through skin contact with mold contaminants (for example, by touching moldy surfaces) and by swallowing it.
Although not all molds produce toxins, it should be removed from the home as soon as possible. Special clean-up procedures and equipment may be needed in order to protect you and your family. To check for mold, look for signs of excess moisture, water damage, discolorations, or a musty smell.Resources:
Mold in Homes - MN Department of Health
Molds - US Environmental Protection Agency
In Minnesota, 85 percent of child safety seats are installed or used improperly. Child Car Seat Safety Checks are available at:
C.A.R.S. (Children and Restraint Systems)
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For the latest Wright County Health statistics go to
www.lmic.state.mn.us/datanetweb/health.html (click on Health Profiles)
For additional health information from the Minnesota Department of Health go to http://www.health.state.mn.us/