Monthly Archives: August 2010

Oneida County Area Farmers’ Markets

Purchasing produce from a local farmers’ market can be advantageous for a number of reasons. Aside from supporting your local economy, it good for you and your family. Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past

Nutrition Counseling & Education

Nutrition education programs and consultation are offered throughout the year for the media, parents, teachers, weight loss groups, health and community professionals, and at special events. Within the Oneida County Health Department, nutrition consultation and education are provided for the Women’s


There is nothing more important to our health than what we put into our bodies. Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. To live a healthy life, we

Northwoods Dental Project

The Northwoods Dental Project is a public-private partnership that provides community members in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties access to oral health care. We strive to educate and advocate for all who come to us for care. Northwoods Dental Project |

Fluoride Supplement Program

Tooth decay is no longer considered inevitable. Among recent major public health accomplishments in the past 50 years the reduction of tooth decay attributed to the fluoridation of public water supplies. Research has shown that adequate amounts of fluoride reduces

Dental Health

Recent studies have indicated that dental health may play a larger role in our overall health than we previously thought. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to make sure that you and your family receive proper

Post Partum Support

Public Health Nurses can provide education and support services through home visits and telephone consultations to families with young children. Referrals may be made for: Breastfeeding support. Support following the birth of a baby. Questions regarding the health, safety, development

AODA Assessment Report

To read the Oneida and Vilas County AODA Assessment Report, just click on the link below. The following documents are in Adobe PDF format. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Oneida and Vilas County AODA Assessment Report

Alcohol & Other Drug Use Addiction (AODA)

In the following links, you will find the information you need to help yourself or a loved one with alcoholism. Get the facts, answers, and assistance that you need to deal with the disease of alcohol addiction or help a

Maternal and Child Mental Health

Have you ever heard of “Baby Blues?” About 50-80% of new mothers cry and feel overwhelmed, crabby, restless and anxious. Let your health care provider know if the blues last more than two weeks. Take good care of yourself. Ask for


Signs and symptoms of depression: Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety Pessimism, indifference Loss of energy, persistent lethargy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness Inability to

Suicide Prevention

If you, or someone you know, is suicidal and needs immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) Spanish: 1-888-628-9454 Suicide Warning

Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Emergency Crisis Line for Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties at 1-888-299-1188. If you are not experiencing an emergency, but would like to seek advice, treatment, or appropriate resources, please contact your primary care physician

Reproductive Health Clinic

Affordable Health Care Open Enrollment for 2017 is here, click for more information: The Oneida County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Clinic (RHC) administers the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health state grant which provides safe and effective contraception services

Prenatal Care Coordination

The Prenatal Care Coordination Program is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby. The program provides health and support to find the following:  health care; personal support; information

Contact Us

Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.



Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.