Monthly Archives: March 2012

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month®. This year the theme encompasses not only nutrition but also the importance of physical activity and exercise. “Get Your Plate in Shape” Key messages for this year include: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week kicks off this week (March 18th -24th). According to American Association of Poison Control Centers in 2010, more than 68,000 children were treated in emergency departments for unintentional poisoning-related incidents; almost 72 percent of those treated

Safe Sleep Program

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between 1 month and 1 year of age and claims the lives of approximately 2,500 infants each year.  SIDS is the sudden unexplained death of an infant

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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.