Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hepatitis Awareness Day is July 28th

v    Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, which is the second biggest cancer killer. v    Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year.  That’s as many people s HIV/AIDS. v    For the world’s 8th biggest killer—viral

Heat Exhaustion

Oneida County Health Department wants to remind people that:  Summer heat waves have been the biggest weather-related killers in Wisconsin for the past 50 years, far exceeding tornadoes, severe storms and floods combined. Heat is the number one weather-related killer

Pregnant Oneida County Women Encouraged to Take Part in First Breath Program to Quit Smoking

It is no secret that breaking an addiction to nicotine is extremely difficult, especially when adding the stress of a pregnancy or a new baby to the house.  State and local health officials are working to help the 23 percent

Apply Early, Apply Often!

Sunscreen is an important part of your daily routine, particularly in the warm, sunny summer months when more skin is exposed but knowing what to use and when to use can sometimes get confusing. Most sunscreens absorb, reflect, or scatter

Water Safety

With nearly 1100 lakes in Oneida County, water activities, like swimming and boating, are a fun way to beat the heat. However, nationwide, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for individuals ages 5 to 24.  This summer

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.