Monthly Archives: November 2012

Food Safety for the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and the Oneida County Health Department offers these reminders to help ensure the Holidayseason is free of food borne illness. FOOD SAFETY RULES The department emphasizes four basic rules of food safety: Clean/Cook/Cool/Separate: Clean –

Walking, Hiking and Cycling During Hunting Season

Hunting, especially during the deer hunting season, is a long-standing tradition in Wisconsin.  The mutual respect between hunters and other recreational users is part of that tradition.  The Oneida County Health Department recommends the following during deer hunting season, in

The Great American Smokeout – A Great Reason to Quit!

The American Cancer Society is marking the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting —

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Smoking causes 80 to 90 percent of cases of lung cancer. Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. Lung Cancer, the Number One Cancer Killer Each year,

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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.