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Holiday Food Safety

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

WIC, You and the Grocery Store, Too!

The WIC, You and the Grocery Store, Too! video will explain how to use WIC checks at the store to buy the correct amounts of the WIC approved foods. The Wisconsin WIC Program does not endorse the products shown in this

Winter Exercise Ideas

Even though Wisconsin winters can be long and cold, it’s important to maintain an exercise regimen.  Whether you enjoy exercising outdoors or working out inside, here are some exercise ideas to get you through this chilly season: If you’re not

Safe Sleep for Baby

Safe Sleep Top 10 Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night. The back sleep position is the safest, and every sleep time counts. Place your baby on a firm sleep surface,

WIC Program Links

WIC Websites: Wisconsin WIC Program Website For more information regarding the WIC Program in Wisconsin. National WIC Association For information regarding the WIC Program, legislative issues, updates, etc. Wisconsin WIC Association For information regarding the Wisconsin WIC Association. Nutrition Information

WIC Locations and Appointments

Rhinelander Location:  Health & Aging Building                       100 W. Keenan St.                       Rhinelander, WI 54501                                 Telephone: (715) 369-6109 Fax: (715) 369-6112 E-mail:   Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appointments: Available Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Late Clinic – 3rd

Fit Families

Fit Families is a Successful Behavior Change Program for: – Families with 3-5 year old children – Fit Family Center & Staff – The community Click here to learn more about Fit Families   Key Messages Make Every Bite Count…More

Income Guidelines

Many working families qualify for WIC! To qualify for WIC your household income must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty income level. (See Chart below.) WIC uses your gross (before taxes/deductions) income to determine if you are eligible.

How To Apply for the WIC Program

Please contact the Oneida County WIC office to determine eligibility to have a WIC appointment. Final eligibility for WIC will be determined at the appointment. Call or email Julie at 715-369-6109; Call or email Brenda at 715-369-6186; Please bring the

Questions & Answers About WIC

What does “WIC” stand for? Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program. Why is WIC a “supplemental” food program? WIC provides some, not all, of the foods that participants need each month. How long can my child

WIC Breastfeeding Resources

The WIC Program has a strong commitment to breastfeeding. Each WIC project has a trained  breastfeeding coordinator.  Each WIC project can provide breastfeeding information and individual breastfeeding instruction and support. Contact your local WIC office for information on breastfeeding classes

Online Nutrition Education

Do your nutrition education ON THE INTERNET! It’s easy! You don’t have to be a computer whiz to use this progam. It’s fun! There are lots of good recipes and tips on preparing healthy food. It’s convenient! You can do

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

What is the WIC Farmers’ Market Program? It is a program that provides vouchers, known as Farmers Market checks. With these checks, participants can buy fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh cut herbs at approved farmers markets throughout Wisconsin. The

WIC Foods

WIC provides monthly WIC checks, that participants can take to the grocery store to purchase foods. Foods provided through the WIC checks include: Fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables Whole wheat bread, pasta and rice Juice Cereal Milk Eggs

Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program provides information, referral and care coordination services to children with special health care needs. These services are provided through a contract with the Northern Region Children with Special Health Care Needs Center. Links:

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.