Monthly Archives: January 2015

What is Oneida County Doing to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse and How Can You Help?

January 26, 2015 is the start of the National Drug Fact Awareness Week. You can test your current knowledge of Drugs Use and Brain Health at: The Oneida County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Coalition is looking for

Cold Weather Driving

NASA’s rover Curiosity began exploring Mars’ Gale Crater in August 2012, after landing. From temperatures gathered by the rover, NASA reports that Mars reaches daily high temperatures of -13 to -24 degrees Fahrenheit. Having reached low temps comparable to that

Tobacco Use Continues Its Toll On Wisconsin

Contact Person: Corie Zelazoski, Community Health Specialist, Oneida County Health Department Costs associated with cigarette smoking continue to rise in Wisconsin, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Smoking annually costs the state $3 billion in

Protecting Our Community’s Health In Their Homes

Citizens Urged to Test Homes for Radon, the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in U.S. Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers

Gluten – Good or Gluttony?

Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, barley and rye. It gives a chewy texture to breads and can be extracted and used in the manufacturing of other food products such as imitation meats, condiments and animal feed. It

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness month gives women and their partners a chance to educate themselves about the effects of cervical cancer on their lives. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus

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.