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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

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

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

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


Did you know that almost 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer every year, and of that number, more than 50,000 die from it?   Colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum and can

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

September is National Preparedness Month

House fires, tornadoes, power outages, winter storms, and floods. All are disasters we rarely think about, but could happen to us at any given time, any given day, without any warning. September is National Preparedness Month and Oneida County Health

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.