Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

  Your Quick Action Can Save a Young Life. Problem: A child dies from heatstroke about once every 10 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle. In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatality for

Car Seat Safety

3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly Call today and set up an appointment with a certified car seat technician at Oneida County Health Department at 369-6111.   Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are

West Nile Virus in Oneida County

The Oneida County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Oneida County on July 8, 2013 has tested positive for West Nile virus.  This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Oneida County since

It’s Summer Time in the Northwoods & It’s Hot Outside!

Avoiding Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those

Intern Working With Wisconsin Wins Program

Steve Lisser, an Environmental Public Health student at UW-Eau Claire, has joined the Wisconsin Wins project and has been visiting tobacco license holders to find out which businesses are complying with the law and which ones may need to provide

Infant Massage

Who doesn’t like a good massage? Well, your baby is no exception to this rule. I know whenever I give my children a massage, they get this blissed out, glassy look in their eyes, and all is calm, if only

How to Apply Sunscreen

Sunscreen can protect your skin against skin cancer and premature aging.  However, it is not as effective unless it’s applied correctly.  Follow these tips from dermatologists when applying sunscreen:  Choose sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is

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.