Monthly Archives: July 2011

World Breastfeeding Week! August 1st – 7th

Breastfeeding is a natural, normal part of the birthing and infant nurturing process. World Breastfeeding Weeks gives us all the opportunity to celebrate the gift of life. The theme this year is “Talk to me! Breastfeeding – a 3D Experience”.

Infant Massage Class for Baby and Parents/Caregivers

Parents, you’ve probably experienced something like this, you have a newborn baby that won’t sleep or calm down and you don’t know what to do.  Oneida County Public Health may be able to help.   An Infant Massage class for parents

How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood

Sunscreen for Your Day in the Sun

Sunscreen filters out the sun’s dangerous UV (ultraviolet) rays. These invisible rays can cause skin cancer. Some skin cancers can cause death if not found and treated early. Avoiding the sun during the midday hours provides the best defense against

Heat Can Pose a Health Risk

Health officials are urging people to learn the dangers associated with extreme heat and take protective safety measures in light of this week’s high temperatures in much of Wisconsin. “Sustained temperatures above 90 degrees pose a risk of heat-related illness

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.