Main Phone: 262-636-9201
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730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
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City of Racine Public Health Department
The CDC recommends using a condom each and every time you have sex. The City of Racine Public Health Department wants everyone to have access to condoms and to
know how to use them.
Condoms are available free of charge at the City of Racine Public Health Department Clinic, 730 Washington Avenue (Room 4), Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, as well as at
numerous other community locations. In addition, the Public Health Department can mail condoms and other prevention supplies directly to your address at no cost to you.
Complete the form below to request condoms and/or prevention supplies, or visit the Public Health Department Clinic.
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Any information you provide on this form may be subject to disclosure under Wisconsin’s Public Records laws, in accordance with Wis. Stats. §§ 19.31-19.39.
North Beach, Zoo Beach, and the off-shore swim zone at Samuel Myers Park open for swimming the first weekend in June and close the day after Labor Day. Additional information, including park hours, water temperature, and beach status can be found on the City of Racine's Beaches page.
The City of Racine Public Health Department Laboratory performs water quality testing Monday-Friday at North Beach and Zoo Beach. The off-shore swim zone at Samuel Myers Park is tested once per week. Current beach status and water temperature can be viewed on the City of Racine's home page, and Beaches page.
Yes - lifeguards are present at North Beach ONLY from June through August from 10 am until 6 pm. Visitors are HIGHLY recommended to swim only within the "Protected Area" and should avoid swimming in either unprotected areas or "No Swimming" zones. Due to limited availability of certified lifeguards, lifeguards are NOT staffed at Zoo Beach or the Samuel Myers off-shore swim zone. Please see the Water Safety in Racine County storymap for more information.
No. Except for service animals, dogs and other animals are not allowed on City beaches by municipal ordinance Section 70-90.
You can report an illegal discharge or dumping event using the Wisconsin DNR Violation Tip Hotline online form or by calling (800) 847-9367. Violations may also be reported to the Public Health Department by calling (262) 636-9203 or emailing.
No. Feeding seagulls is highly discouraged for several reasons:
It's the law: per Racine Municipal Ordinance Section 10-67, "Any person having knowledge or reason to believe any dog, cat, or ferret has bitten a person, shall immediately report, so far as is known, the name and address of the owner of the animal and circumstances of such bite. Such report shall be made to the Racine Police Department."
Rabies vaccination protects pets and people: pets that are vaccinated against rabies are much less likely to contract the disease if bitten by an infected animal. Also, Racine Municipal Ordinance Section 10-65 requires a current rabies vaccination for all dogs, cats, and ferrets living within City limits.
The City of Racine Code of Ordinances, Sections 10-36 through 10-40, requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets be licensed each year. Licensed pets are more easily reunited with their families should they become lost as the tag numbers are linked with their owner's contact information. Check the Public Health Department's Animals page for more information.
Well water test kits are available at the Environmental Health Division in Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Ave, Room 1. Environmental Health stocks kits for both the Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. The kits are free of charge, but fees apply for each water test performed and vary based upon which testing lab is chosen. Call 262-636-9203 for more information.
Yes, all homes should be tested for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Indoor radon levels higher than 4 picocuries per liter of air are unsafe. Short term and long term test kits are available at the Environmental Health Division in Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Ave, Room 1. See the Radon page or call 262-636-9203 for more information.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services maintains a listing of certified radon measurement and mitigation contractors on their website.
If you find a sick or dead bird, call the Wisconsin Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 800-433-1610. The Hotline operates seasonally from May through October.
Nail salons and manicurists are licensed through the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Complaints should be directed to DSPS and can be submitted online, faxed to 608-226-2264, or emailed.
You need a license to make and sell food, with very limited exceptions. You may make home-canned foods and sell them directly to consumers without a license. Specifically, this includes fruits or vegetables that are either naturally acidic or acidified by pickling or fermenting, and that have a pH of 4.6 or lower.
Annual sales must total $5,000 or less, and the goods can be sold only at community or social events or farmers' markets. The State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has more information on its website. You can also call the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203.
Contact the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203 or come in person to Racine City Hall, 730 Washington Ave, Room 1 to get information on obtaining a license.
The State of Wisconsin provides a license exemption to people baking out of their homes. The exemption applies to baked goods that are not-potentially hazardous and sold directly to consumers. These requirements must be met or a license is required to operate the business. For more information, visit the State of Wisconsin's Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) page for Home Bakers or contact the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203.
Issues inside the home can be reported by submitting the Rental Property Health Complaint Form on the Public Health Department website. Issues on the outside of the home should be reported to the City of Racine Building Department at 262-636-9464 or by submitting the Rental Property Building Complaint Form.
The Public Health Department does not treat or exterminate bedbugs. Call your landlord to report the bedbugs. Here are some tips on how to reduce bedbugs in your home.
The Public Health Department does not test, remove, or treat for mold. If you are concerned about what kind of mold it is, you may purchase a test kit from any hardware store; samples of the mold are mailed to testing laboratories to confirm what type(s) of mold are present.
Regular, non-toxic, mold can be removed by cleaning the area thoroughly. Refer to the Mold Toolkit and Cleaning Mold in Your Home for information on how to clean and prevent mold in your home. If the mold is the result of a water leak from the roof, window, or pipe, submit a complaint by completing the Rental Property Health Complaint Form or the Rental Property Building Complaint Form so that the cause may be addressed. Call the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203 for more information.
No, the Public Health Department does not have a free medical clinic to diagnose or treat medical conditions.
No, the Public Health Department does not collect needles or sharps from community residents. See the Sharps Disposal page for information on approved containers and a list of local registered collection sites.
No. The Racine Police Department has a medicine collection bin in the lobby of 730 Center St. This collection bin is available for residents to use for the safe disposal of unused or expired medications. See the Medicine Collection page for more information about safe medication disposal. NEVER flush medication down the toilet.
Yes, blood pressure checks, health counseling, and health education are available by appointment. Call 262-636-9431 to schedule an appointment.
Yes, free pregnancy testing is available by appointment. Call 262-636-9431 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
No, WIC services are available at the Women's Health & Nutrition Service of Racine, located at 2316 Rapids Dr. Call 262-637-7750 for their hours of operation and more information about their services.
Information on stopping smoking is available by contacting the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line. The hours are from 7 am to 11 pm daily. Visit WIQuitline.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
Yes, TB (tuberculosis) skin tests are available to residents for $15. Call 262-636-9431 to schedule an appointment.
Yes, immunizations are available for children and adults. Childhood immunizations are provided for $20 charge per visit since the Public Health Department participates in the Vaccines for Children Program through the State of Wisconsin. Some adult vaccines are also available for a fee.
Immunization clinics are held on the first and third Tuesday afternoons of each month from 1:30 pm until 4 pm. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 262-636-9431.
The Public Health Department does not offer travel vaccines, but does provide a list of travel vaccination clinic locations.
Birth and death certificates can be obtained at the Register of Deeds in the Racine County Courthouse, 730 Wisconsin St. Call 262-636-3477 for more information.
Contact the Racine County Human Services Department at 262-638-7720 to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
Women without health insurance, or whose health insurance does not adequately cover preventative services, may qualify for a free mammogram to screen for breast cancer or a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer. Visit the Wisconsin Well Woman Program page or call the Program Coordinator at 262-636-9292 for more information.
Natural disasters and emergencies can happen with little to no warning, and help may not be available right away. It is important to be prepared so you and your family are safe until help arrives or until the emergency passes. See the Public Health Department's Emergency Preparedness page for important information and tips on how to prepare for many types of situations.
Per City of Racine Municipal Code Section 70-90, dogs are not allowed at any time on the sand at North Beach and Zoo Beach, or in Colonial Park. Unleashed dogs are prohibited at all parks and beaches.
Leashed dogs may be in the following parks: Azarian, Back, Carre-Hogle, Colbert, Crosswalk,
Dodge, Erskine, Gaslight Pointe, Harris Plaza, Jonas, Dr. King Plaza, Lee,
Maple Grove, Monument Square, Myers, Pierce Dr., Randolph, Reservoir,
Riverside, Simonson, Springvale West, State-Hamilton, Thompson, and Wallis.
Leashed dogs may only be on the paved portions of the Root River
and Michigan pathways in the following parks: N. Owen Davies, Washington,
Island, Lincoln, Cedar Bend, Clayton, North Beach, Zoo Beach, and Pershing.
To let your dog off-leash, you may visit one of Racine County’s dog parks. Be sure to verify hours of
operation, requirements, and restrictions prior to visiting the dog parks.
Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Division handles complaints
regarding situations inside rental properties that contribute to unhealthy
living conditions. Complaints may be filed online by completing and submitting
the Rental Property
Health Complaint Form. Call
262-636-9203 for more information.
related to electrical issues, call the City of Racine Electrical Inspector at
262-636-9163; for plumbing complaints, call the City of Racine Plumbing
Inspector at 262-636-9164. Contact the City of Racine Building Department at 262-636-9464 for complaints regarding the outside of properties.
Call the Public Health Department Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203. Call the City of Racine Building Department at 262-636-9464 for all other exterior housing complaints.
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