Monthly Archives: June 2011

People Encouraged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

      The United States is experiencing a high number of measles cases this year.  Many of these cases were  acquired during international travel to areas experiencing large outbreaks, including France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Africa, and Asia, including India. The

Food Safety at Picnics

Everyone has fond memories of summer time picnics. We recall fun times at the beach, tailgating, or just talking to friends in our backyards on a warm, summer Saturday afternoon. Warm weather outings for the food we serve to make

Fireworks Safety

With warm weather and family events, the summer can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries in

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating and nutrition starts at birth. Breastmilk is the best nutrition for a baby. It provides protective antibodies, healthy fats and over 200 other nutrients that are beneficial to a growing infant or child.  As we age, food can

Intern to Work with Wisconsin Wins Program

Janine Foggia, a student at University of Wisconsin La Crosse, will be working with the Wisconsin Wins program. Foggia will be working in the following six counties; Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, Florence, Vilas, and Price to ensure that tobacco retailers are

Retailers Receive Training, Certification at

Site tests knowledge of Wisconsin Tobacco Sales Law Wisconsin retailers have a helpful training tool right at their fingertips.  The Wisconsin Wins program offers, a free website that offers retailers instruction on how to avoid illegal tobacco sales to

Protect the Ones You Love From Drowning

Kids love cooling off in the water. It’s the time of the year when most of us are enjoying time on a boat or at the pool or beach. Injuries aren’t the first thing on our minds. Yet the CDC

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.

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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.