Monthly Archives: October 2014

E-Cigarettes and Our Youth

With little to no regulation on e-cigarettes, many are concerned not only about the long term health effects, but also how our youth are affected.  As of now there is not a state or federal mandated minimum age requirement for

Halloween Safety: It’s a Real Treat

The air is crisp, days are getting shorter, and the smell of autumn leaves is in the air.  Halloween is right around the corner!   It’s an adventurous holiday – a time to dress up in customs, carve pumpkins, tell scary

Be Prepared At Home This Winter – Winter Storms

Some of the dangers associated with winter storms include loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies. To help protect your family, now is the time to assemble a disaster supply kit. Some items in your

Respiratory Illnesses

During the summer and fall months respiratory illnesses become quite common in the state of Wisconsin.  As the weather changes this fall it is important to protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming sick. To prevent against respiratory illness

Celebrate: Walk to School Day

Mark your calendars—October 8, 2014 is International Walk to School Day.  It’s a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries biking or walking to school on the same day!  This year, Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the USA, other than skin

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Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Telephone (715) 369-6111
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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.