The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and City of Milwaukee Health Department have announced the launch of Flu on CallTM, a toll-free helpline providing information and medical advice related to flu to all Milwaukee County residents.
Those in Milwaukee County who are experiencing flu symptoms, caring for someone who is ill, or who have questions related to flu vaccine or flu-related concerns are encouraged to dial the Flu on CallTM hotline at 1-855-435-8722.
The hotline will be staffed Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for six weeks as part of a pilot project occurring in two cities nationwide. Callers to the hotline will receive support from trained information specialists and medical experts.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department was selected by the CDC, in collaboration with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), to pilot Flu on CallTM. The project is in partnership with local agencies including IMPACT Inc. and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.