Monthly Archives: May 2014

Full Speed Ahead

The sun was shining down as the Oneida County Health Department hosted its 7th bike rodeo last week on May 21st from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm in the Rhinelander Walmart parking lot.  Children from all over Oneida County peddled in to

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

The Oneida County Health Department is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Over the next 30 days, all adults are challenged to get 30 minutes of physical activity every

Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with an estimated 1 in 5 people expected to be diagnosed at some point in their lives.  Melanoma, often caused by exposure to sunlight or other forms of ultraviolet

Health Advocates Urge Women to Quit Smoking for National Women’s Health Week

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, advocates from the Northwood’s Tobacco-Free Coalition are encouraging women who smoke to quit and reminding them that free help is available. According to the 2010 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), nearly Offers Free Training for Tobacco Retailers

  Every youth deserves a healthy future.  That’s why Wisconsin has a number of rules that restrict tobacco sales to minors.  State Statute 134.66 prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

The Oneida County Health Department would like to encourage families to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8th. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 4-10, 2014, and the focus during that week is to educate the

Let’s Go For A Ride

Did you know that Wednesday May 7, 2014 is National Bike to School Day?  This is a one day event that occurs during May’s National Bike Month that encourages and celebrates biking to school.  Here at the Oneida County Health

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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.