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BAFFLED ABOUT CAR SEATS? INTRODUCING THE NEW: ULTIMATE CAR SEAT GUIDE PRACTICAL TIPS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE IN CARS Personalized Tips for Your Child (click below): https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/

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

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

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

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

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

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review warnings on the toy’s box. Avoiding shooting toys that have pieces that shoot or fly off. Remember that BB

Halloween Safety

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus

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

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

Heatstroke Prevention

Oneida County Health Departments Certified Car Seat Technicians Want You To Know: Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and

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.