Providers

Providers: Let’s Do This!

As a physician, non-profit agency or other care provider or health department employee, you’re a leader in helping us transform Jefferson County into the “Healthiest Community in Wisconsin” — and we know you share our passion to see the goal achieved. How can you help?

You have the tools, we have the toolkit. Below you’ll find a number of important links to our “Let’s Do This!” campaign and branded marketing materials that you may request for your facility and audiences, as well as events, programs and web based resources that can help you an our constituents participate on many levels to build Wisconsin’s healthiest community. Make use of them!

You have the talent. As we create awareness of the Let’s Do This! Campaign, we hope the excitement generated becomes contagious. An excited patient is an engaged and motivated patient. Your expert counsel, interventions and encouragement towards their healthy lifestyle — be they men, women and families, young or old, is essential to achieving our goal to be Wisconsin’s healthiest community.

The “Healthiest Community in Wisconsin” — it’s only possible with your help. Let’s Do This!

Fort HealthCare Services

Fort HealthCare is committed to providing an integrated healthcare system tailored to meet the needs of our communities, offering:

  • Comprehensive inpatient services
  • State-of-the art ambulatory surgery and diagnostic imaging
  • Specialty clinics — including audiology and ear, nose and throat care, allergy care, dermatology, general surgery, digestive services and endoscopy, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, bariatric surgery, and orthopedics
  • Birthing center
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Corporate health services
  • Behavioral health services
  • Emergency services including urgent care for after-hours treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Home healthcare
  • Sports medicine
  • Joint replacement program
  • Specialty hand care
  • Wound care

Specialty care referral services include cardiology, memory care, psychology and psychiatry, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, rheumatology, podiatry, pain management, physiatry, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, vascular surgery and more. For a complete list of services, visit FortHealthCare.com/Services.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Participating Insurances

Clinics

Fort HealthCare provides quality healthcare to the residents of an area encompassing all of Jefferson County and parts of Dane, Rock and Walworth Counties. More than 100 physicians are on staff, with satellite clinics offering primary and specialty care in Fort Atkinson, Cambridge, Edgerton, Johnson Creek, Jefferson, Lake Mills and Whitewater.

Fort HealthCare also includes Dean/St. Mary’s Regional Clinics (St. Mary’s/Dean Ventures, Inc.) in its network of community clinics, as well as UW Health Regional Clinics. Fort HealthCare also works in conjunction with UW Health and Watertown Area Health Services to provide a full range of cancer services to the area through the UW Cancer Center-Johnson Creek, which provides the necessary services close to home so cancer patients don’t have to travel far for exceptional care.

Part of Fort HealthCare, Fort Medical Group is a multi-disciplinary network of medical clinics providing highest quality healthcare and counsel in an environment of integrity, trust, value and convenience. Fort Medical Group clinics serve individuals, families and businesses in locations throughout Jefferson County and surrounding communities.

You may print the most current Fort HealthCare Medical Staff & Provider Directory anytime you wish with print-on-demand versions tailored specifically to your needs. Visit the Fort HealthCare Directory to print your customized directory. You can print out a list of only the primary care specialists you need, or a list of all the providers for a specific city. The complete directory is also available to print out from this web page.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Participating Insurances

Clinicians

Fort HealthCare Clinicians

Fort HealthCare’s leading network of quality care providers are dedicated to the health of our communities with services that include Fort Memorial Hospital, Fort Medical Group Clinics, Behavioral Health, Home Health, Business Health, and a partnership with the UW Cancer Center in Johnson Creek.

Finding the provider is easy. Simply visit FortHealthCare.com/FindADoctor to explore a searchable directory that links to information about every doctor and nurse practitioner associated with Fort HealthCare and Fort Memorial Hospital. Other providers that one may encounter during a hospital stay are also featured.

Fort Memorial Hospital Hospitalists are also listed in the online directory. Hospitalists are physicians trained in caring for patients who have been admitted to the hospital. Typically, these physicians are trained in general internal medicine or family practice. Because hospitalists only treat hospitalized patients and do not have a regular clinic practice, they are available twenty four hours per day for inpatient care.

Providers can be searched by name, specialty, city, and clinic name. The online profiles describe the provider’s medical education, specialties, certifications, clinic locations, contact information and more. Many providers have detailed profiles, both in print and on video that helps one get to know more personal information about that provider. The online directory also indicates which providers are accepting new patients.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Participating Insurances

Our Communities

Fort HealthCare serves many communities throughout Jefferson County and parts of Walworth and Dane County. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of every person within our service area. We encourage you to become familiar with each community as each one is special in many ways and all have much to offer residents, visitors and employers.

Despite Fort HealthCare’s considerable efforts to favorably impact the health status of our patients and their families, serious health, social, economic and environmental issues remain. Obesity, diabetes, tobacco and alcohol abuse and other serious health problems are prevalent in our communities. Fort HealthCare leadership has recognized the need to take a more future-oriented approach to managing the health of our local population and a more pro-active stance on improving the economic and social welfare of the region.

It is increasingly apparent that regional medical programs and services directly affect health factors- the influences on the health of a community — and consequently, the health outcomes of area residents. According to the Health of Wisconsin 2012 Survey, residents of Jefferson County fare poorly in rankings of both health factors (34rd) and health outcomes (33th) among 72 Wisconsin counties. Jefferson County ranks 31st in mortality (a measure of years of potential life lost prior to age 75) and 39th in morbidity (self-reported fair or poor health, poor physical health days, poor mental health days, and the percent of births with low birth weight). Most troubling, residents rank 44th in terms of health behavior — how much they smoke, drink, are physically inactive, have babies while teenagers and die in motor vehicle accidents.

As Jefferson County’s premier provider of health services, Fort HealthCare is best able to positively impact the overall health of area residents. With this in mind, Fort HealthCare’s Mission Statement has evolved to become: Improve the health and well-being of the community. Fort HealthCare’s Vision Statement is: Be the healthiest community in Wisconsin.

Partner Organizations

Fort HealthCare hopes that all of our participating agencies and organizations join us on our mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. Through our collaborative efforts to improve nutrition, encourage fitness, and fight obesity, we will become the healthiest community in Wisconsin. Our community members’ efforts are critical to achieving this level of success.

CAP

Cambridge Community Activities Program

We assist and provide programming for every age group in the community of Cambridge.

Our Mission: The CAP encourages and promotes life-long wellness by providing a variety of high-quality recreational activities, learning opportunities, aquatics programs, and services to the broad Cambridge area community.

Regular Programming

  • Touch a Truck & Bike Rodeo: Allows community members to see and learn about a variety of special vehicles such as fire trucks and military vehicles. There is also a bike rodeo, which provides a fun, educational and hands on way for children and parents to learn about bike safety.
  • Lake Ripley Ride: The Cambridge Lake Ripley Ride features three distances: a scenic 62-mile metric century route, a fun and slightly hilly 40-mile route, and a family-friendly 22-mile route. You will ride quiet country roads and visit Cambridge, Rockdale, Marshall, and London. This program benefits JRDF diabetes and CAP.
  • Cambridge Family Health and Wellness Program: Community event in Cambridge aimed of members to learn about health and wellness opportunities available in Cambridge and surrounding areas, view demonstrations, and enjoy children’s entertainment.
  • Pepsi Punt, Kick, and Pass Competition: This event is run in conjunction to the Pig Skin Classic, the kick-off of the Cambridge Youth Football games. Any kid in this age group is qualified to participate in the PKP competition.
  • Holiday Lights in Ripley Park: This community event offers a beautiful drive-thru light display. Complementary cider and cocoa are available with a donation to the Cambridge Food Pantry
  • CAP Care: Morning and afternoon care for students aged 4K-4th grade in the Cambridge Community.
  • Youth Center: The Youth Center offers a safe place for youth to participate in positive social, recreational, educational, and community service activities under the supervision of professional staff.
  • Senior Activities: Every Thursday has something new to offer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to socialize and meet new friends. Also available Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays fitness classes to help enhance cardio and muscle strength.
  • Adult Activities: The adult events include those that are active, social, and mind enriching activities for adults in the Cambridge area.
  • Food Pantry: A place to provide food and other resources to those community members in need.

The Cambridge Community Activities Program offers community members the opportunity to enrich the lives of others through the various programs that CAP offers.

Contact Information: Bridgette Hermanson

Website: www.cambridgecap.net

Faith Nurse Program

The Faith Nurse Program will provide support to any patient or family member in the Fort Atkinson area who may need emotional support or questions answered.

Mission Statement: To provide support, education, and resources for faith-based health professionals, clergy, and lay leaders within faith communities.

Regular Programming

  • At the Hospital: We offer spiritual support in the Mediation/Consultation Rooms in the hospital. We also proudly offer pastoral services.
  • Returning Home: We offer our care beyond your hospital stay. We have a number of area churches that participate in the Faith Nurses Program to help extend this care into your home.

Special Programming

The Faith Nurse Program provides the opportunity for spiritual care as well as physical care in a comforting environment for patients and family members.

Contact Info: Lee Clay; lee.clay@forthc.com; 920-568-6512

Website: www.FortHealthCare.com/FaithNurse

Fort HealthCare Wellness Programs and Challenges

  • Fitness Classes: Variety of classes offered from Yoga to Zumba
  • Health Screenings: Wellness, Hearing, and Prostate Screenings
  • Fort HealthCare Center for Health and Wellness
  • LiveWell-Community Program:This community program enhances everyone’s well-being by providing baseline lab measurements, biometrics and a general health risk assessment that addresses chronic diseases and lifestyle choices. The program provides access to tools and information needed to make necessary lifestyle changes. LiveWell-Community programming includes:
    • Free annual fasting lipid panel and glucose screening (lab work)
    • Free annual biometrics assessment (weight, height and waist circumference)
    • Free annual one hour, one-on-one coaching session with a Fort HealthCare clinician
    • Free annual general health risk assessment
    • Free monthly Health 365 e-newsletter
    • Wellness challenges
    • Free Cerner Health account to access your personal health-related information

Heart of the City

Heart of the City encourages sustainable development, the preservation of existing and treasured civic characteristics, and active participation of the citizenry. The Organization works closely with Tomorrow’s Hope. Successful communities develop policies and practices that ultimately:

  • Eliminate our community’s contribution to fossil fuel dependence and wasteful use of scarce metals and minerals.
  • Eliminate our community’s contribution to dependence upon persistent chemicals and wasteful use of synthetic substances.
  • Eliminate our community’s contribution to encroachment upon land, water, wildlife, forests, soils and ecosystems.
  • Meet human needs fairly and efficiently — meeting basic needs for clean air, water, food and shelter before provision of luxuries.

Jefferson County Health Department

The Jefferson County Health Department serves all residents of the Jefferson County area.

The mission of the Jefferson County Health Department is the primary prevention of premature death and disability of Jefferson County residents and assuring the conditions under which people can be healthy.

Regular Programming

  • Jefferson County Drug Drop-off Program: ONLY residents of Jefferson County can drop-off their drugs which include prescription, non-prescription, vitamins and vet/pet drugs for proper disposal. Hospice, group homes and assisted living homes may also bring their drugs to the new site. All hospitals, clinics and pharmacies are required to do their own disposal. Keep all drugs in original containers, but cross out the name and prescription number. Leave the name of the drug on the container so it can be disposed of properly. This helps reduce the amount of drugs in people’s homes.
  • Immunizations: There are a variety of vaccinations available to the public to ensure healthy residents.
  • Information On a Variety of Diseases: This information keeps the public up-to-date and informed and promotes a healthier community.
  • Car Seat Checks: Done to ensure your little one is riding safely in the car.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: The Jefferson County Health Department provides lead testing for children at risk of lead poisoning. Lead hurts kids. The presence of lead in any product intended for children is unacceptable. No level of lead should be considered safe.
  • Environmental Health Specialists: Provide community outreach and education on environmental health problems. Environmental Health Specialists respond to problems affecting the general public such as: human health hazards, lead poisoning, radon and asbestos in buildings, trash, garbage and junk, rats and other vermin, rabies control & animal bites, solid waste, water pollution, indoor and outdoor air pollution, housing issues, flooding, fires in licensed establishments, concerns regarding licensed establishments, chemical spills, and natural disasters.
  • Flouride Varnish Program for Children: Protecting children’s teeth by strengthening them and preventing tooth decay.
  • Personal Care Services: Personal Care Services enable people to remain independent at home. Services are provided to elderly, disabled residents, and children with special healthcare needs.
  • Prenatal Care Coordination: Jefferson County Public Health Nurses provide prenatal care coordination for pregnant women and their families. Services include assuring access to healthcare, providing information, support and referral to resources.
  • Public Health Information: This department service offers a variety of services to the residents of Jefferson County. They range from home visits for families to information on medicare.
  • Student Public Health Clinical Site: Student Nurses of the area participate in all Health Department Programs such as Well Baby Clinics, Immunization Clinics, Environmental Health including observing inspection of area licensed facilities such as hotels, motels, restaurants and swimming pools, home visits to families, Jail Health and other community health experiences. This is a great way to get those interested in nursing more information and ability to see the environment.
  • Well Child Clinics: For children birth through age 5 and are free of charge. This clinic gives families the opportunity to give their young children the healthcare they deserve.
  • Well Woman Program: The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Encouraging women to care for their health.
  • WIC Program: WIC program to assist pregnant women, infants and children to stay healthy.

Special Programming

The staff at Jefferson County Health Department encourage community members to lead happy, healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of programs with little to no charge.

Contact Information: 920-674-7275

Website: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

Other Community Partners

Area schools are helping to encourage the younger community members and their families to participate in healthy activities and eating habits and social events. This will help us reach our goal of reducing the prevalence of obesity in Jefferson County

Rainbow Hospice

Rainbow Hospice serves Jefferson and surrounding communities, with a Mission for providing comfort, care and meaning at the end of life.

Rainbow Hospice Care is a community based non-profit hospice organization that helps terminally ill patients and their loved ones maintain quality of life even at the end of life — offering compassionate, expert care that focuses on comfort, dignity, and peace.

Currently, Rainbow Hospice Care serves patients with any type of life-limiting illness such as cancer; heart, lung, and liver diseases; stroke; Parkinson’s disease; Alzheimer’s; ALS; and AIDS; with a life expectancy of less than six months. Rainbow Hospice offers care for those residing throughout all of Jefferson County, as well as parts of surrounding counties, more specifically, communities in eastern Dane, northern Walworth, southern Dodge, western Waukesha, north-eastern Rock, and south-eastern Columbus counties.

Regular Programming

  • Inpatient Care: When pain or other acute symptoms demand a higher level of medical and nursing attention. The Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center provides all the services you would expect in a hospital — in a much more welcoming, home-like setting.
  • In-Home Care: Most terminally ill people say they wish to receive end-of-life care in the place they call home, Rainbow Hospice provides just that with routine and continuous patient care.
  • Grief Support: Bereavement care is designed to help individuals work through grief by providing a trained and compassionate person who can listen to concerns and provide education about the grief process. Rainbow’s bereavement program offers various grief support services such as telephone contact, mailings, support visits, grief groups, workshops and other activities to his or her family for the next 13 months, free of charge. Grief support is also available to others who have experienced a loss but have not been served by hospice.
  • Training events: Rainbow Hospice offers training once a month on the end of life process. Employees of all facilities are encouraged to attend.

Special Programming

Rainbow Hospice invites local community members to give something to those who can’t give back. This includes:

  • Reading to a patient or holding a hand
  • Staying with a patient while family members take a needed break or keep an appointment
  • Shopping or doing errands for a patient
  • Listening
  • Helping patients write or tell their life stories
  • Cooking, light household chores
  • Providing help with makeup and hair
  • Working on crafts or other projects
  • Typing, answering phones, filing, preparing mailings, helping with data entry
  • Phone follow up
  • Tuck-in program
  • Sitting vigil

Contact Info: 920-674-6255

Website: www.rainbowhospice.org

Rock Lake Activity Center

The RLAC serves all who are a part of the Lake Mills, WI community with a Mission to positively affect the health and wellness of the community through quality programming and activities.

Regular Programming

  • Adult Fitness: Programs such as indoor cycling, yoga, tennis, cardio, weight training, and many more engage adults in the area to become more physically fit and active. There are also weight loss challenges that help make losing weight fun!
  • Adult Enrichment: RLAC offers a wide variety of activities to enrich the mind such as art, cooking, gardening, health talks, games, and other social events. Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body.
  • Kids: At RLAC kids can have just as much fun as adults. Kids’ activities include sports, dancing, arts, cooking, 4-H, and music. RLAC also offers an after-school and childcare programs.
  • Casino Night: A fun-filled night in which proceeds will benefit the RLAC.
  • Halloween Spooktacular: A Halloween party with food, crafts, and much more!
  • Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar: Over 40 vendor booths, family photos, and concessions are also available. A great way to bring in the holiday season!
  • Home Vendor Show: Over 15 booths of vendors.
  • Run for your Life: Join us for a terrifying 1.68 mile run on the Glacial Drumlin Trail in Lake Mills. Wear your scariest costume and be prepared to be frightened right out of your pants! This non-timed “fun” night run will be a blast for everyone as they run from the zombies and ghouls along the trail.
  • Run/Tri for the Rock: Participants can enter in only the running portion or the full tri-athlon. A fun way to stay active with family and friends.
  • Dance Studio: The RLAC dance studio offers classes for all ages and all levels. A fun way to meet friends and be active
  • Martial Arts: The RLAC martial arts offers karate and kickboxing for all ages and skill levels. Another fun way to be active in the Lake Mills community.

Special Programming

The RLAC is always offering community members a chance to make Lake Mills a healthier community.

Future Goals and Visions: Future goals include expanding programming in the areas of the health, fitness, and the arts, the addition of an indoor pool, and improving the grounds.

Contact Info: Deb Van Ommeren; rocklakeac@gmail.com; 920-674-7231

Website: www.rocklakeac.org

St. Colletta

St. Colletta of Wisconsin is the premier provider of support services for adults with developmental disabilities and other challenges throughout their lifespan. With a corporate headquarters in Jefferson, Wisconsin, St. Coletta currently operates in communities throughout southern Wisconsin and Illinois.

Inspired by the Franciscan Values of compassion, dignity and respect, we support persons with developmental and other challenges to achieve their highest quality of life, personal growth and spiritual awareness.

Regular Programming

  • Residential Programming: Within the service area of St. Colleta’s we have completed a number of major home improvements such as new bathrooms and kitchens, patios, roofs and many more. St. Coletta of Wisconsin continues to improve their residential homes to in order to better provide for the people they service.
  • Vocational and Day Programs: St. Coletta offers a range of vocational and day programs that focus on the roles of education, employment, and training that help to foster independence and the development of a meaningful life.
  • Services for Aging: These programs are enhanced by the availability of a wide-range of support services available through the organization including but not limited to: video assessment, transportation, health services and a range of therapies as required by each person. Also available are full accessible homes and adult day care.
  • Annual Family Weekend: Over 350 family members and friends travelled from far and near to enjoy what has come to be known as St. Coletta’s best event of the year. The two day celebration kicked off with Friday Mass at St. John the Baptist’s church in Jefferson with Father Tom Coyle leading the service. After Mass, a number of St. Coletta family and friends made their way to the Jefferson Fair Grounds for a fish fry and baked chicken dinner. Saturday’s events included both the organizational morning presentations and a large outdoor picnic to cap off the weekend.
  • Chicagoland Dog Rescue: St. Coletta of Wisconsin group has volunteered their time fundraising through golf outings, dog washes, car washes and garage sales. They spend time sorting donated food and treats and crushing aluminum cans to exchange for cash to assist with the dogs’ care.
  • Disabilities Dash 5K run and 1 mile walk: Proceeds of the run/walk are for St. Colleta.

Special Programming

Through a strong collaboration with St. Colleta and local universities, student internships and field study opportunities are available in many professional areas such as human resources, finance, marketing, social work, and more. Internships are provided at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Another program that St. Coletta offers is the Best Buddies Program. We serve as a host site for the University of Wisconsin’s Madison and Whitewater chapters of Best Buddies International. The premise of Best Buddies is helping to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have a friend. Socialization is one of the simplest, but most often underestimated, solutions to the pattern of exclusion that people with developmental disabilities have faced for decades.

Contact Info: 920-674-4330

Website: www.stcolettawi.org

Tomorrow’s Hope

The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope is to foster health related research and education and to support activities that have a direct impact on individuals. These may be individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, seizure disorder and other life-limiting illnesses.

The volunteer staff at Tomorrow’s Hope prides itself in providing funds to area health organizations including Fort HealthCare, University of Wisconsin American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center, Rainbow Hospice Care, the UW Carbone Cancer Center and more.

Throughout the year, Tomorrow’s Hope engages in fundraising activities, the culmination of which is the annual WalkFest, held in July at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

In the past 15 years Tomorrow’s Hope has granted over $3.2 million to local healthcare providers and researchers to benefit and support area residents with life-limiting illnesses. Because these charitable dollars stay in the area, the UW Extension estimates the local economic impact of these grants to be about $6 million. Tomorrow’s Hope helps make people and communities stronger.

To find out more about Tomorrow’s Hope please visit their website at www.tomorrowshope.org or call (920) 674-8967.

United Way

The service area of our local United Way is comprised of the communities of Fort Atkinson, Hellenville, Jefferson, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan and Whitewater where over 55,000 individuals reside. Furthermore, our United Way works with over thirty partner agencies which provide various health and human services to over 15,000 individuals in our community.

Mission Statement: “Improve peoples’ lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.”

Our mission will be achieved by:

  • Identifying critical human needs
  • Supporting programs that lead to measurable community results
  • Providing financial and human resources to support those programs

Regular Programming

Contributions are invested to help the 3 Community Building Blocks:

Health — Improving people’s health by:

  • Increasing access to critical healthcare (physical, mental and dental) services
  • Providing relief to those in abusive situations
  • Supporting options for those with end-of-life decisions

Education — Helping our children, youth and neighbors achieve their potential by:

  • Preparing children for school
  • Expanding after-school options for children
  • Providing youth mentoring opportunities
  • Increasing youth involvement in community service and leadership
  • Providing vocational training and empowerment for the mentally and physically challenged
  • Providing education, resources and opportunities for our English Language Learners

Financial Independence — Promoting financial stability and independence by:

  • Providing a safety net in case of disaster
  • Supporting basic needs while increasing financial education
  • Helping hardworking people obtain job training and family sustaining wages
  • Providing temporary housing/shelter and increasing affordable housing for seniors and families

Special Projects

  • 2-1-1: 211 is the number to call for information, referral and limited therapeutic support. The call center that receives the calls maintains a current database of Jefferson County health and human service agencies. Such a database ensures that callers are receiving up-to-date and accurate information. Telephone counselors at 2-1-1 have received specific training to listen, identify needs, and intervene to assist with the most basic or complex issues. They are skilled in dealing with crisis intervention, emotional support and utilize an up-to-date database of over 2,000 programs and 800 agencies to meet the social service needs of the residents in Jefferson County.
  • Community Garden: This garden is located in Fort Atkinson. The mission is to promote locally grown produce to improve food security, while treating the soil in a sustainable way and encouraging cooperative relations among its members. It allows individuals to grow their own produce, feed your family healthy food for less, learn sustainable gardening practices, and share your knowledge and skills with others.
  • United Way: Always looking for the help of others whether it is by giving to your community through donations, advocating for the cause, or volunteering your time to help others.

Contact Information: 920.563.8880 – phone or unitedway@idcnet.com

Website: www.ourunitedway.com

Working for Whitewater's Wellness (W3)

Working for Whitewater’s Wellness

The W3 Community includes all who live in, work in, play in, study in, worship in, and visit the Whitewater, WI area.

The mission of W3 is to increase longevity and quality of life utilizing the Blue Zones Principles by facilitating programs and partnerships to affect sustainable improvements for everyone in our community.

W3 works to utilize the Blue Zones Principles and promote the importance of eating wisely, moving naturally, outlook, and relationships. Each event and program put on by the organization including the incorporate areas of nutrition, physical activity, and perspective while encouraging the building and strengthening of relationships.

  • Be Active Today!-5k and FitKid Shuffle: All ages encouraged to participate in a running/walking event to promote regular physical activity and community involvement. Volunteers are needed!
  • Challenge Week: Families or groups of friends are given the first week in November to turn off electronics and be active, participate in programs or activities, and spend time together.
  • Let’s Move Girls: After school program for young girls in the spring that teaches the importance of nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, and dangers of eating disorders.
  • WellFest: Community event in April that includes resource fair and breakout sessions that touch on healthy eating for kids and adults, financial planning, and group fitness.
  • Whitewater Walks: Encourages the Whitewater Community to move naturally by incorporating individual and group walks for six weeks. It is held from April to May and participants will track their steps for prizes to be awarded.

The overall goals of W3 are to increase life expectancy, reduce obesity, and connect its campus and community populations through service learning, ongoing projects, and existing programs. Special projects include providing opportunities for college age students to work with community members in delivering a program or developing resources relative to the Blue Zone Principles in leading a happy, healthy life. For example, Psychology students at UW-Whitewater are looking to work with the school districts in an after school program for middle school students that teaches nutrition and physical activity like the Let’s Move Girls program. Project Management students also have the ability to choose a W3 and Blue Zones-related project that encourages the creation of partnerships, service learning, and involvement in the community.

Future Goals & Visions:

  • Increase life expectancy by five years within a three year period for 70% of our participants
  • Decrease obesity rates
  • Supporting/Embracing/Engaging Latino population and marginalized populations-a priority
  • Supporting/Embracing/Engaging the religious/spiritual communities
  • Providing child care during events
  • Increase meaningful partnerships: UW children’s center, Optimists Club, Beef Council, Dairy Council
  • Wellfest Program
  • Increase worksite wellness

W3 also has goals set in place that focus on eating wisely, moving naturally, outlook, and relationships in the Social-Ecological Model at the policy, organizational, environmental, interpersonal, and individual aspects and levels.

Contact Information: Marci Pasquesi; PasquesiMA22@uww.edu; (262) 472-1874

Website: www.w3wellness.org; www.facebook.com/whitewaterwellness3

Walworth County Health Department

The Walworth County Public Health program administers and coordinates services to promote health, to prevent and control disease, and to provide health education to residents. Major programs are listed on the agencies website.  To talk with DHHS staff about a public health issue call 262-741-3140 or 1- 800-365-1587. You may also e-mail at walcoph@co.walworth.wi.us. Si habla español llame al 262-741-3122 ó 262-741-3139.  For more information, visit the agency’s website.

Insurance

Choosing Fort HealthCare and our extensive network of providers means choosing a local healthcare systems that accepts most insurance programs. It is our goal to be accessible to everyone, regardless of insurance and ability to pay. We have a number of solutions to help ensure in-network status or provide reasonable financial accommodation if a patient is “self-pay.”

Not all services may be covered by individual insurance plans. Prior to a visit, patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company to verify coverage. Individual plans may have network restriction, co-payments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses.

Examples of our managed care contracts include, but are not limited to:

  • FortCare PPO (Owned and operated by Fort HealthCare)
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Cigna
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MercyCare
  • Physicians Plus
  • United Health Care
  • Unity
  • WEA
  • WPS

Other resources for managing healthcare costs include:

Online Bill Pay: Our online payment service allows patients to securely submit payments.

Patient Financial Advocate: Provides information to assist with financial situations and help patients enroll in local, state and federal programs.

Self-Pay Discount: A discount of 20 percent for patients without health insurance or patients receiving services not covered by State, Government, Liability or Workers Compensation programs.

Community Care Programs: Patients in need of medically necessary treatment but unable to meet their financial responsibilities may apply.

With extensive coverage and payment options, no one should be left without care. Let’s Do This!

LiveWell-Community Program

We believe that a lack of insurance should never prevent someone from getting quality healthcare. After all, we can’t be the healthiest community in Wisconsin if we can’t provide care to everyone. That’s where LiveWell-Community Program comes in.

The program is free for eligible participants and includes, on an annual basis:

  • Fasting lipid panel
  • Glucose screening
  • Biometrics assessment
  • One hour, one-on-one coaching session with a Fort HealthCare clinician
  • Health risk assessment
  • Monthly Health365 eNewsletter
  • Wellness challenges
  • Cerner Health account to access personal health-related information.

The goals of the LiveWell-Community Program are:

  • To allow participants access to basic wellness care
  • Introduce community members to Fort HealthCare and Cerner Health
  • Provide information on: how to best utilize services, like when to use emergency or urgent care and when to make an appointment for primary care
  • Completing a Personal Heath Assessment and having results reviewed and explained by a health care professional
  • Providing wellness coaching to encourage healthier choices
  • Educating individuals about health risks associated with lab, biometric and health assessment results.

To become a member of the LiveWell-Community Program, interested persons will receive a brochure and lab slip from a participating organization, such as Fort HealthCare Community Health & Wellness, Rock River Free Clinic, Workforce Development, Health & Human Services or other affiliated organizations.

Free Clinics

The mission of the Rock River Free Clinic is to provide access to free medical services through health professionals dedicated to caring for low income and uninsured individuals.

The Rock River Free Clinic provides high quality medical services to individuals who:

  • Are uninsured;
  • Have income at or below 200 percent of federal poverty level;
  • Are NOT eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance or BadgerCare; and
  • Reside in the Free Clinic’s service area.

The Rock River Free Clinic does not charge for services. There may be a fee for medications based on ability to pay. If further care is needed, such as hospitalization or surgery, a patient’s eligibility for the Community Care Program will be assessed.

Rock River Free Clinic patients should reside in the following zip codes:

Cambridge
53523
Lake Mills
53551
Edgerton
53534
Oconomowoc
53066
Fort Atkinson
53538
Palmyra
53156
Helenville
53137
Sullivan
53178
Ixonia
53036
Watertown –
see below
Jefferson
53549
Waterloo
53594
Johnson Creek
53038
Whitewater
53190

 

Patients from the Watertown area (53094 & 53098) residing within the Watertown city limits should seek care at the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. Please call 920-206-7797 for an appointment.

Location/Phone
1541 Annex Road, Jefferson, WI 53549
Jefferson County Health Department
Lower level clinic area

Please call 920-674-7442 for an appointment. The clinic will take walk-ins if time and staff are available.  For more information, visit http://www.forthealthcare.com/clinic.php?fhc=rock-river-free-clinic

The Community Dental Clinic will provide dental care to those with limited financial means or without insurance coverage. Located in the lower level of 520 Handeyside Lane, Fort Atkinson, the clinic is staffed by local dentists, hygienists and other support staff. Fort HealthCare leases physical space to the clinic at a greatly reduced rate. Delta Dental of Wisconsin provided a significant amount of funding for the clinic.

For more information call (920) 563-4372.

Jefferson County Health Department

The Jefferson County Health Department serves all residents of the Jefferson County area.

The mission of the Jefferson County Health Department is the primary prevention of premature death and disability of Jefferson County residents and assuring the conditions under which people can be healthy.

Regular Programming:

  • Jefferson County Drug Drop-off Program: ONLY residents of Jefferson County can drop-off their drugs which include prescription, non-prescription, vitamins and vet/pet drugs for proper disposal. Hospice, group homes and assisted living homes may also bring their drugs to the new site. All hospitals, clinics and pharmacies are required to do their own disposal. Keep all drugs in original containers, but cross out the name and prescription number. Leave the name of the drug on the container so it can be disposed of properly. This helps reduce the amount of drugs in people’s homes.
  • Immunizations: There are a variety of vaccinations available to the public to ensure healthy residents.
  • Information on a variety of diseases: This information keeps the public up-to-date and informed and promotes a healthier community.
  • Car Seat Checks: Done to ensure your little one is riding safely in the car.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: The Jefferson County Health Department provides lead testing for children at risk of lead poisoning. Lead hurts kids. The presence of lead in any product intended for children is unacceptable. No level of lead should be considered safe.
  • Environmental Health Specialists: provide community outreach and education on environmental health problems. Environmental Health Specialists respond to problems affecting the general public such as: Human health hazards, Lead poisoning, Radon and asbestos in buildings, Trash, garbage and junk, Rats and other vermin, Rabies control & animal bites, Solid waste, Water pollution, Indoor and outdoor air pollution, Housing issues, Flooding, Fires in Licensed Establishments, Concerns regarding Licensed Establishments, Chemical spills, and Natural disasters.
  • Fluoride Varnish Program for Children: Protecting children’s teeth by strengthening them and preventing tooth decay.
  • Personal Care Services: Personal Care Services enable people to remain independent at home. Services are provided to elderly, disabled residents, and children with special health care needs.
  • Prenatal Care Coordination: Jefferson County Public Health Nurses provide prenatal care coordination for pregnant women and their families. Services include assuring access to health care, providing information, support and referral to resources.
  • Public Health Information: This department service offers a variety of services to the residents of Jefferson County. They range from home visits for families to information on medicare.
  • Student Public Health Clinical Site: Student Nurses of the area participate in all Health Department Programs such as Well Baby Clinics, Immunization Clinics, Environmental Health including observing inspection of area licensed facilities such as hotels, motels, restaurants and swimming pools, home visits to families, Jail Health and other community health experiences. This is a great way to get those interested in nursing more information and ability to see the environment.
  • Well Child Clinics: are for children birth through age 5 and are free of charge. This clinic gives families the opportunity to give their young children the health care they deserve.
  • Well Woman Program: The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Encouraging women to care for their health.
  • WIC Program: WIC program to assist pregnant women, infants and children to stay healthy.

Special Programming:

The staff at Jefferson County Health Department encourage community members to lead happy, healthy lifestyles by offering a variety of programs with little to no charge.

Contact Information: 920-674-7275

Website: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

Community Benefit

Every minute of every day, someone enters a community hospital, in need of assistance. Some are very ill, worried and frightened. Some are surrounded by family, while others arrive alone. Some are fortunate to have health insurance and find that most of the cost of care is covered. Others are not as fortunate and face both physical and financial hardship. Regardless of their personal or financial circumstances, they have come to the right place. Fear of a bill should never prevent a patient from seeking care. Whether it is providing financial assistance to patients with limited resources through charity care programs, or improving access to essential or primary healthcare services by sponsoring free medical and dental clinics, hospitals provide a safety net of care in the communities we serve.

Without that care in place, state and local governments would have a much greater burden in trying to deliver these critical services to a vulnerable population. In addition, hospitals deliver millions of dollars of services aimed at improving the overall health of our communities, partnering with public health departments and other local organizations to provide leadership, financial support and human resources in identifying and addressing community health priorities. To learn more about Fort HealthCare’s role in serving the healthcare needs of those less fortunate and in promoting physical fitness, nutrition and fighting obesity, go to: http://www.forthealthcare.com/COMMUNITY_BENEFIT

Cerner Health

Fort HealthCare has partnered with Cerner Health to help you create a personal, portable health record that stays with you permanently regardless of physician care, hospital location or current employment. Cerner Health is a secure Personal Health Record (PHR) that allows you to collect, manage, and share your health-related information with family members, doctors, other members of your care team, as well as a growing number of health, wellness, and condition management programs.

Should you or a medical care provider need your medical information urgently, it can be accessed via the internet from anywhere in the world, at any time. You can also receive or grant access to family members or caregivers; this lets you manage health accounts for your spouse, under-aged children or aging parents. It’s your information — you control who has access and you can modify that access at any time.

Community Challenges such as Rock the Walk and the Slimdown Challenge require participants to establish a Cerner Health account as part of the registration process. Also, persons interested in the MyCompass Patient Portal are required to first establish a Cerner Health account.

Participation in Cerner Health is currently by invitation only. You must be invited by a health care organization.

Go to www.cernerhealth.com to learn more.

Wellness Challenges/Events

What motivates you? If you like to compete with others to get in your 10,000 step per day, or team up to lose weight with friends and family…our challenges may be just what you need to stay on track! Each year we offer a variety of challenges that allow you to use your Cerner Health account to compete for prizes.

In the past our players have logged daily step totals in the Rock the Walk Challenge, shed pounds through the Slimdown Challenge and reduced their carbon footprint through the Human Fuel Challenge. Along the way, participants have collected prizes from gifts cards, to iPods to treadmills. If you think you would like to play along, join us! Our challenges provide education and competitions that will help you make the necessary changes to improve your health and well-being.

No challenges happening that interest you? No problem! You can always visit Health 365 Events to find community events that suit your interests. You like to walk, bike, run? Maybe you want to take a class to improve your knowledge of healthy eating or CPR. Whatever you are into, we can help you find a local event to participate in. Let’s Do This!