Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mid-Winter Check Up

There’s lots of great ways to enjoy the winter. Sledding, ice skating, and the chance to wear big puffy coats and heavy boots.  Of course, there’s also winter weather to consider and so far, we’ve seen it all: cold, wind,

National Birth Defects Prevention Month Brings Attention to Congenital Heart Defects

The Oneida County Public Health Department is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) to increase awareness of birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.  In fact, every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is

Safe Winter Driving

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. This sheet provides safety information to residents

January is National Radon Action Month

Exposure to radon gas is the nation’s leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer among smokers. Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that is naturally present in the ground. Radon is not

Oneida County – Vilas County Warming Facilities

The National Weather Service says cold air will begin pouring into Wisconsin Saturday night and into Sunday. The coldest stretch will be Sunday night through Tuesday. Meteorologists are predicting lows Sunday night of -10 to -25 with wind chills at

Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the EPA, Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is produced when gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. Most appliances that use these fuels are safe when used and maintained properly.  However, CO can become dangerous quickly when the

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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.