Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to Fight the Heat and Stay Cool this Summer

As the summer months get closer, many look forward to swimming, running through sprinklers and other fun outdoor activities. But without caution, too much sun and fun pose serious danger. During the warmer months, temperatures can escalate into the high

Oneida County Health Department Car Seat Safety Check Event A Success

The Oneida County Health department, in collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide, conducted a free car seat inspection event on Monday June 18, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. @ the Rhinelander Fire Department.  Thirteen car seats were checked for proper installation and

Fireworks Safety Month

With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July 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

Oneida County Health Dept Car Seat Safety Check

The Oneida County Health department, in collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide will conduct free car seat inspections on    Monday June 18, 2012 3-6 p.m. at the  Rhinelander Fire Station 128 W. Fredrick St., Rhinelander, WI. No appointment is necessary.   Just

Wisconsin’s Superhero: The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Receives Award for Obesity Prevention Efforts

  The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition has been awarded the 2012 Obesity Prevention Superhero award for its pioneering work to making Oneida, Vilas, Forest and Price Counties and Wisconsin a healthier place to live. The organization will be recognized by the

Intern to Work with Wisconsin Wins Program

  Zachary Meyer, a student at UW-Madison, is joining the Wisconsin Wins project and visiting tobacco license holders to find out which businesses are complying with the law and which ones may need to provide their employees with more training

Water Safety

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like drowning, is a step toward this goal. When most of us are

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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.