Welcome to the Polk County, Wisconsin                Behavioral Health Department Website!

Polk County Behavioral Health Department is a recovery based department and we are committed to serving the mental and behavioral health needs of everyone in Polk County, Wisconsin. Please take a moment to explore our site and learn about the services we offer. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Suicide Risk for Middle-aged Men

With the suicide rate rising consistently across demographic groups, there was a 43% increase in suicide deaths of men aged 45-64 between 1999-2014. According to the CDC, 11,943 men from this age group died from suicide in 2016. It is important to recognize warning signs of suicide in those around us. Some of these signs might manifest as financial, professional and relationship difficulties, as well as social isolation and increased substance use. Click the link below for support resources.


Caller ID Spoofing Scheme

The Acting Inspector General of Social Security is warning citizens about an ongoing caller-ID "spoofing" scheme misusing the Social Security Administration's (SSA) national customer service phone number. SSA has received numerous reports of questionable phone calls displaying SSA's 1-800 number on a caller-ID screen. This is a scam; citizens should not engage with those calls or provide any personal information. Click the link below to learn more.



The Polk County Health Department, in collaboration with Polk's three medical centers, the United Way St. Croix Valley, and UW-Extension is conducting a community survey to determine the most important health issues in Polk County. Some of you may have taken this survey in 2015. The information provided will be used to assess if our health is improving or if new health challenges are occurring. Your participation is voluntary and will not affect your health benefits or healthcare in any way. All responses are completely confidential.


At the end of this survey, you have the option of entering your name for a drawing for a $100 fitness tracker, a $25 gas card or a $10 Subway card. Your name will not be linked to your survey. If you have further questions, please call Brian Kaczmarski, Health Director/Officer, Polk County Health Department at 715-485-8500.


Thank you so much for taking time to complete this survey!


Please click here to participate.


Contact Us



Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed on Holidays



Polk County Behavioral 

Health Department
100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 50

Balsam Lake WI 54810


Phone: 715-485-8400

FAX:      715-485-8450


24 hour Mental Health and AODA Crisis Line: 1.888.552.6642



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