Monthly Archives: April 2016

World Asthma Day – May 3, 2016

World Asthma Day 2016 is on May 3rd. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways

Don’t Be a Party to Underage Drinking

The Oneida County Health Department’s AODA Community Coalition, along with the Department of Health Services  is partnering with Drug Free Action Alliance to sponsor Parents Who Host, Lose The Most, a campaign to educate communities and parents about the health

Homeowner Annual Well Sampling

There are approximately 1 million private wells in Wisconsin. Your well water is used for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and food preparation. City water is tested annually to ensure all residents have safe water. There is no requirement for you to

National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2016

What is Public Health? Public health is a multi-disciplinary partnership that promotes, protects, and improves the health of the community through health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and community engagement.  What is National Public Health Week? Once a year during

Adolescence: Focusing on the Positive

Adolescence is a unique time in human development, when young people are transitioning to adulthood, establishing their identity, confronting new challenges, and trying to understand and interpret the world around them by taking risks and testing boundaries. Although risky behaviors

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.