Crawford County Public Health
PREVENT, PROMOTE, PROTECT
PREVENT, PROMOTE, PROTECT
Did you know:
Insulin Needle disposal guidelines in Crawford County
Crawford County has had many calls regarding where to obtain and dispose of sharps containers for insulin
or other needles. Due to the cost of disposal and the misuse of sharps containers, Crawford County Public Health
does not accept sharps containers. Public Health does not have a laboratory.
Veterans Service in Tomah advise the veterans to bring the biohazard needle containers with them when
they come for their lab tests and they can be disposed at Tomah. In Tomah, that is building 400.
The lab will tell you where to place the containers for security.
Pharmacies as a rule do not accept sharps. Laboratories deal with the sharps containers.
Gundersen Clinic Lab Department does not charge their clients for disposing of needles for
their clients and offer an empty sharps container
Franciscan Skemp-Mayo lab also does not charge for needle disposal for their clients.
Crossing River Health ER Department disposes of sharps containers at $2.50 per pound and have
sharps containers for sale that does include the disposal cost when returned to them.
Small red biohazard container = $42.20 Med. = $53.00 Large = $60.00
Reminder that sharps containers are taken back at a facility with a laboratory attached usually
(each have their own rules) and unused medications are brought to the sheriff’s office as unused
medication is the laws jurisdiction. Public Health also collects unwanted medications at their
outlying clinics as a service for the sheriff’s office.
Please call Crawford County Public Health with any further questions. 608-326-0229
Crawford County Public Health Department is the official agency of the County responsible for the promotion of wellness, prevention of disease by identifying and minimizing health risks and provision of a healthful environment.
Active, healthy families and persons of all ages, abilities, and cultures living, learning, working, and playing in thriving communities.
Prevention and promotion. Strategies that prevent disease and promote healthy living in healthy environments lead to long term benefits for everyone.
- Responsiveness. Provide leadership on health related issues and concerns expressed by the community, by population data and by the Board of Health
- Collaboration. Community partnerships produce well-supported and cost-effective health outcomes by bringing people, resources, and organizations together.
- Data-driven, science-based services. Effective public health interventions depend on the best and most up-to-date research and information available.
- Social justice and diversity. A healthy community recognizes that everyone’s health matters equally, and that services and solutions must be accessible, affordable, and appropriate for all.
- Customer service and accountability. As vigilant stewards of the public’s trust, we provide services that are responsive and accountable to the community’s needs.
- Skilled, innovative workforce. A well-trained, dedicated, and creative workforce is the foundation of our ability to assess and address the health of the community.
Gloria Wall, RN, BSN – Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Powell, BSN, RN email@example.com
Michelle Breuer, BSN, RN firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Cummer, BSN, RN email@example.com
Sharon Steele, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Crawford County Public Health Committee Members
Chairman Gari Lorenz, Wayne Jerrett Jr, Don Stirling, Dr. Walter Boisvert, Amanda Schultz, Katie McGovern, Rose Bauer
8:00 to 4:30 Monday – Friday
225 N. Beaumont Rd.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821