Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Has A Heart

February is American Heart Health Month and a good time to learn about the role of breastfeeding in improving heart health for mothers and the children they breastfeed.   The Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition (NWBC) whose mission is to improve the health

Winter Wind Chill and Storms

Do you know the difference between Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warnings, and Winter Weather Advisories?  Chances are, most of us don’t; only those who must be out in those conditions to work or get to work pay attention to the

Winter Driving in Wisconsin

Winter weather causes poor driving conditions and leads to accidents. In the last five years Wisconsin has averaged 56,000 motor vehicle crashes during the winter months when roads are covered with ice, snow or slush. On average, 55 people are

February is Heart Health Month

February has been dedicated as Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every

Give Your Infant A Fighting Chance This Flu Season!

With cold and flu season in full swing, it is no surprise that we hold concern for our children’s health; we do not want to see them suffer- ever. It is no surprise then that we will do whatever we

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.