Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

                                                               More people in Wisconsin will die from cancer this year than from any other cause, according to the new report Wisconsin Cancer Facts and Figures 2013. An estimated 11,220 Wisconsinites will die from cancer this year — the first

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This Saturday, OCTOBER 26th is NATIONAL PRESCRIPTON DRUG TAKE- BACK DAY   Take your unused or expired medications to the Rhinelander Police Department located on: 201 N. Brown Street Rhinelander WI 54501   between the hours of 10:00 am- 2:00

October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

Do you practice responsible and appropriate use of medicine? Each day in the U.S., nearly 7,000 people abuse or misuse a prescription drug for the first time, while approximately 2,500 of them are youth between the ages of 12 and

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

You can reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death in the following ways. For more information on crib safety gudelines, call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or visit their website at

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. NBCAM

Wisconsin Wins Shows Illegal Tobacco Sales Rates Down From 2012

Beginning in June, Oneida County Health Department has been conducting Wisconsin Wins tobacco compliance checks in a six county area that includes Florence, Forest, Price, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties. Results from this year’s checks indicate that illegal tobacco sales

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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.