Monthly Archives: November 2014

Holiday Food Safety

Simple Steps to help ensure that harmful bacteria won’t be a guest at your festivities.  

Top 5 Thanksgiving Turkey Fails

When you’re thinking you don’t quite know how to do something right in the kitchen, it is probably not as bad as these examples!!  (compliments of Throughout the year, the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline answers questions about food

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month—an opportunity to reflect on the effects of lung cancer in Wisconsin families. As a prevention effort, the Oneida County Health Department is reminding people of the steps they can take to reduce their risk

Got Insulin?

Did you know that diabetes affects nearly 30 million adults and children in the United States?  Recent studies project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050.  If you don’t live with diabetes yourself,

What is WIC?

Do you have a child that is under five years old? Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? WIC can help! WIC can provide you with: nutrition counseling health education healthy foods from the grocery store (& Farmers Market during summer months)

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.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.



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.