The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has created Wisconsin Health Connect to provide online COVID-19 screening and information.
If you have non-medical questions or needs related to COVID-19, contact Wisconsin 211 by sending a text message “COVID19” to 211-211, visit 211wisconsin.org, or call 2-1-1. Due to higher call volumes, visiting 211 Wisconsin online or text messaging is recommended.
Wisconsin State Health Department: 608-258-0099
Resilient Wisconsin is working to address mental and behavioral health challenges with early interventions that improve people’s social, economic, and environmental conditions. The website includes information for everyone dealing with stress related to COVID-19, with extra resources for those on the front lines of this crisis: medical and emergency services personnel.
It’s OK to ask for help! Click here for links and phone numbers to organizations who can provide free support for mental and behavioral health services.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center has created a “COVID-19 Situational Awareness” dashboard that provides data on the number of COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin; the number of hospital admissions; availability data on hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care providers; and more.
Please do not call 911 for COVID-19 information. Local officials are urging people to not use 911 or their local sheriff’s non-emergency number for information calls, and to keep those lines open only for emergency calls. Here are some options available for information by phone, as shared by the Oneida County Sheriff’s office 3/27/2020:
- Call 211 for information and connection to services in your area. Wisconsin’s 211 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Ascension Medical Center 833-981-0711, available 24 hours a day/7 day a week.
- Aspirus Health Care 844-568-0701, available 7am-8 pm Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.
The Iron County Health Department website includes state and local information releases about COVID-19.
The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department will have information for the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Gogebic County.
The Marshfield Clinic-Mercer Center clinic and remote pharmacy is temporarily closed, along with other local centers in the Marshfield Clinic system. (See www.marshfieldclinic.org/patient-resources/covid-19-temporary-location-closings for more information from Marshfield Clinic.) Patients are asked to use the Minocqua Center, 715-358-1000.
The Mercer Library encourages you to use reliable sources of information from health professionals when making decisions for yourself and your family. Here are some recommended resources for COVID-19 information:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services – www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm
- Outbreaks in Wisconsin (listed updated by 2pm daily) – www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm
- World Health Organization – www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Marshfield Clinic COVID-19 information and online screening tool – www.marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/infectious-diseases/coronavirus-update
Last updated: April 20, 2020