The Ho-Chunk Department of Health provides public health care services throughout different divisions in order to improve the health and well being of its tribal members.
- Preventative Care
- Well Child Exams
- Sports Physicals
- Diabetic Care
- CDL Physicals
- Food Distribution
- Nutrition Education
- Teeth Cleaning
- Individual Therapy
- Marriage Counseling
Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you're hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.
Heat-related illnesses can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. There are several heat-related illnesses, including heatstroke (the most severe), heat exhaustion and heat cramps.
Those most at risk include:
- Infants and young children
- People who work outdoors
- Athletes and people who like to exercise - especially beginners
- Individuals taking medications that alter sweat production
- Alcoholic and drug abusers
Chronic Disease Prevention Program
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program provides a coordinated approach to identifying health risk behaviors, environments, and systems associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity.
Opioids are powerful natural and man-made drugs like heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl. Many are used as pain relievers, but they can be addictive.
Cervical Cancer Awareness and PreventionWritten by IHS
Cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening and treating any abnormalities early-on before they progress to cancer. Screening with a Papanicolaou (Pap) test every three years is recommended for all women ages 21 to 65 years and screening with a Pap and HPV test is recommended every five years for women ages 30 to 65 yearsMORE