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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is for increasing awareness of the disease and for increasing the importance of finding breast cancer early. Breast cancer continues to be the second most common kind of cancer in

Whole School, Whole Community & Whole Child

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME… QUESTION: What can we do to help our students and schools? ANSWER: Get involved with your school systems by providing resources and opportunities for students to succeed. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Whole

Why Fluoride?

Oneida County Health Department can provide your child with dietary fluoride supplements if your child: Lives in Oneida County Is between the ages of 6 months to 16 years (babies start solid foods @ 6 months of age and solid

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80% of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.4 million people worldwide yearly. Do you know that adults born between 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis

Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock!

In 2015 there were 24 child heatstroke deaths nationwide. These children died because they were left in a hot vehicle and suffered heatstroke. What makes this so sad is that these deaths were preventable. The Oneida County Health Department and

Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime?  Every day millions of Americans go about their daily life suffering in silence.  Mental illness is not a new issue and it

May is Bike Safety Month (Part 1 of 3)

Spring has sprung, and many are back outside and riding their bikes again. Bicycling is a great physical activity that is fun for children of all ages. As part of “National Bike Safety Month” Oneida County Health Department has developed

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

Reproductive Health Plans . . . Everyone Should Have Them

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years. The term preconception describes any time that a woman of reproductive age is not pregnant but at risk for becoming pregnant, or when a man is

Egg Safety for the Holidays

Whether eggs are from a store or your local farmer, safe handling and cooking will reduce the chance of getting sick. Even the cleanest eggs that do not have cracks in the shell can contain salmonella, which can cause food

April is STD Awareness Month

The 2016 Theme of STD Awareness Month is TALK, TEST, TREAT The only way to avoid getting an STD is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, or thinking of becoming sexually active, it

National Sleep Awareness Week

It is 10:00 PM, you are exhausted after a long day of work, chasing kids around, and taking care of the nightly chores. You lay down in your bed ready to fall into a deep sleep and after 30 minutes

Have a Healthy Baby

Get early and regular prenatal care. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or third, health care is extremely important. Your doctor will check to make sure you and the baby are healthy at each visit. If there are any problems,

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

ochd@co.oneida.wi.us

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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Hotlines

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.