Monthly Archives: March 2014

Know Your Family Health History to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

By the National Diabetes Education Program Many serious diseases run in families, including diabetes. If you have a mother, father, brother or sister with type 2 diabetes, you have a higher chance of getting the disease. If left undiagnosed or

Public Health Accreditation Board Designation Recognizes High-Performing Health Departments

Rhinelander, WI- March, 21, 2014 – Oneida County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by

Brain Awareness Week is March 10 – 16, 2014

How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you  came for?  Searched in vain for keys that have mysteriously disappeared?  Or forgotten the name of someone you should know? Moments of  forgetfulness happen to everyone, even


It is a joke we often hear after someone has had a colonoscopy.  But colon cancer is no laughing matter, as it is the second deadliest after lung.  More than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year, and

March is National Nutrition Month

Research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food is purchased over another. So what are consumers to do when the taste of favorite foods starts to lose its luster? As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month® theme,

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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.