Monthly Archives: August 2015

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Within the last 30 years obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents!  Today, more than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.  With

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

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

          National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make

Town of Crescent Spring Water Contains High Levels of Chlorine

Disinfection of Spring Basin The Crescent Town Spring is in the process of being disinfected. Slow-dissolving chlorine tablets have been added to the interior of the spring basin, on Thursday, August 20, 2015. The tablets will release chlorine into the

Some Back to School Advice From The Oneida County Health Department Regarding Head Lice

The AAP continues to recommend that a healthy child should not be restricted from attending school because of head lice or nits (eggs).  Head Lice is a nuisance but it is not a serious disease or a sign of poor

Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Prevention

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually, and many of these skin cancers could have been prevented.  Appropriate sunscreen use is an important part of

Look Before You Lock

Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes.  The Oneida County Health Department wants to remind parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars.  In 2014 there were at least

World Hepatitis Day

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80% of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.5 million people worldwide yearly. Hepatitis C virus is 10x more infectious than HIV. Do you know that adults born between 1945 through

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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.