Monthly Archives: November 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2013

World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on December 1 to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS.  Since the first cases were reported by CDC (Centers for Disease Control) over 30 years ago, people living with HIV/AIDS, researchers,

Food Safety for the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and the Oneida County Health Department provides the following information to help ensure the food you cook, serve, and enjoy is safe and free from foodborne illness. FOOD SAFETY RULES The department emphasizes four basic

The Great American Smokeout – A Great Reason to Quit!

The American Cancer Society is marking the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21st 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

‘Tis the Season to be Freezin

Longer days, less sunlight, and brisk cold air.  We all know what that means; the winter season is fast approaching!  Before we know it we’ll be covered up to our ears in snow, with the high temps looming in the

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.