Monthly Archives: January 2016

National Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week: What Can I Do?

Everyone is watching the news about the war on drugs, but few of us know how we can actually help our communities to prevent these problems from ever happening. The Oneida County Health Department has been working on local ALCOHOL

Cold Weather Driving

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern Wisconsin were we get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. Oneida County Health Department (OCHD)

Radon: Test. Fix. Save a Life.

January is National Radon Action Month. Exposure to this colorless, odorless, radioactive gas is the nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is naturally present in the ground and can enter buildings through their foundations. Radon is

SAD – Beat the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your mood dropping with the temperature?  If so, you are not alone.  Many Americans experience what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.  SAD is a type of depression related to changes in seasons that usually

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

  January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Oneida County Health Department wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity.

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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.