Monthly Archives: September 2013

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2013

What is rabies? Rabies is a viral disease. The virus is present in the saliva of rabid animals (specifically mammals) and spreads to humans through bites and scratches. Although people are usually infected by dogs, they can also become infected

What is WIC?

Do you have a child that is under five years old? Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? WIC can help! WIC can provide you with: nutrition counseling healthy foods from the grocery store (& Farmers Market during summer months) referrals to

Protect Your Groundwater Day is September 10, 2013

  Protect Your Groundwater Day is a time when the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) and Public Agencies work to educate members of the public about what they can do to preserve and protect groundwater to meet human and environmental needs. 

Make Half Your Grains Whole

September is whole grains month which makes it a great opportunity to learn more about whole grains and find new ways to include them in family meal times and for snacks. A whole grain is different than a refined grain

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.