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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 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

National Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week: What Can I Do?

Everyone is watching the news about the war on drugs, but few of us know how we can actually help our communities to prevent these problems from ever happening. The Oneida County Health Department has been working on local ALCOHOL

SAD – Beat the Winter Blues

Have you noticed your mood dropping with the temperature?  If so, you are not alone.  Many Americans experience what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.  SAD is a type of depression related to changes in seasons that usually

Holiday Stress & Smoking

Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so, you are not alone.  Many report feeling higher levels of stress during the holiday season.  For some it may be the extra pressures of hosting gatherings and for others it

Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Association will be holding their annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 19th, 2015. The event was created in 1970 in order to help individuals quit smoking, and to raise awareness of tobacco’s harmful effects. Since then,


As health care costs continue to rise, employers are searching for effective ways of lowering—or at least controlling—those costs.  One effective solution is worksite wellness programming.  Studies show that wellness programs reduce employee risks for disease and work-related injuries, decrease


GARDEN BASED NUTRITION GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity and Nutrition) is a chronic disease prevention and management coalition dedicated to improving the health of residents in Oneida and Vilas Counties

Northwoods LEAN Announces 2014 Service Awards

Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) held its annual meeting on January 14.  Northwoods LEAN is a coalition that serves Oneida and Vilas County and focuses on improving the health of residents by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.  

What is Oneida County Doing to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse and How Can You Help?

January 26, 2015 is the start of the National Drug Fact Awareness Week. You can test your current knowledge of Drugs Use and Brain Health at: The Oneida County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Coalition is looking for

Community Coffee

Relax… Keep Calm and Enjoy the Holidays  Are the holidays a stressful time for you? If so you are not alone! For many the holidays can cause a lot of stress, can ruin your celebration and hurt your health. Come learn how

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month—an opportunity to reflect on the effects of lung cancer in Wisconsin families. As a prevention effort, the Oneida County Health Department is reminding people of the steps they can take to reduce their risk

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

This Saturday, April 26th is NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE- BACK DAY Between the hours of 10:00 am- 2:00 pm take your unused or expired medications to: The Rhinelander Police Department located on: 201 N. Brown Street Rhinelander WI 54501 Or

Local Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

A group from Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition) coalition has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Laura Magstadt, Gina

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.