Monthly Archives: August 2014

Back to School: Driving and Pedestrian Safety

It is that time again, and soon we will see young pedestrians with backpacks heading to and from school. Walking to and from school is a healthy activity for children, when done safely and properly. Below are two short lists


Soon the kids will be going back to school and head lice are always a concern. Lice are the size of a grain of pepper when they are newly hatched and grow to the size of a sesame seed. Lice

Send Your Kids Back to School with their Vaccines Up to Date

  Back-to-school season is here.  It’s time for parents to gather supplies and back packs.  It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines. The Northwood’s Immunization Coalition, along with the Oneida

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration a Success

Oneida County WIC hosted an event at Hodag Park in Rhinelander August 4th to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration that is observed in more than 175 countries August 1st-7th. In 1991 WBW came

Swimmers Itch

With that bright summer sun shining down, the heat is upon us and it’s the perfect time to head to the lake!  But wait, you might want to take a few extra precautions before you head out.  As the heat

Northwoods Dental Project receives Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Grant Award

Northwoods Dental Project has been awarded $17,640 from the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile (SAS) program. Wisconsin SAS is a statewide sealant program that offers grants to local school-based dental sealant programs. SAS is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

Blue-green algae bloom in Pelican Lake results in warning against water contact or use

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) in Pelican Lake, located in the township of Pelican Lake, Oneida County. Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with or use of

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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.