Monthly Archives: August 2012

Head Lice

What are head lice? The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes of people.  Head lice feed on human blood several time a day and live close

Wipe Out Stigma! Mental Health is a part of our lives.

  Mental Health problems affect almost every family in America.  The stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness can stop people from getting education, homes, jobs—and treatment!  Actions and attitudes of family, friends, classmates and co-workers make a big difference

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are not just for young children and babies.  We all need shots to help protect us from serious disease and illness.  Everyone age 6 months and older needs a flu shot every year.  Here are some shots other people

Swimmer’s Itch

What is swimmer’s itch? Swimmer’s itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain microscopic parasites that infect some birds and mammals. These parasites are released from infected snails into fresh and

Put Immunizations on your Back-To-School List

The school year is almost here, but will your child be ready?  Besides shopping for school supplies, your back-to-school checklist should include making sure your child’s health record is up to date. According to experts at the CDC, immunizations are

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.