Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bike Safety – Part 3 of 3

It is getting warmer everyday. For those who have been following the previous blog posts, your bike and equipment should be ready for your first spring ride. In our last blog post we will review the five rules of the

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This Saturday, April 26th is NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE- BACK DAY Between the hours of 10:00 am- 2:00 pm take your unused or expired medications to: The Rhinelander Police Department located on: 201 N. Brown Street Rhinelander WI 54501 Or

Bike Safety – Part 2 of 3

In our last blog we talked about getting your bike ready for riding this spring. With your bike in tuned-up, it is time to think about what to wear when you are out riding. Wearing the right clothes will help

Bike Safety – Part 1 of 3

As spring approaches, many are eager to get back outside and ride their bikes again. Bicycling is a great physical activity that is fun for children of all ages and helps keep them fit. However, before taking that first ride

Local Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

A group from Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) coalition has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Laura Magstadt, Gina

Egg Safety for the Holidays

Whether eggs are from a store or your local farmer, safe handling and cooking will reduce the chance of getting sick. Even the cleanest eggs that do not have cracks in the shell can contain salmonella, which can cause food

Why Do I Need Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Excessive alcohol use increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer.  This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Oneida County Health Department encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of

Late Season Winter Storm Update

Date: April 3, 2014 Time: 10:00 A.M. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Oneida County in effect until 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014. A late season Winter Storm will bring a mix of freezing

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.