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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

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

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)

Water Safety

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like drowning, is a step toward this goal. When most of us are

Safe Sleep Program

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between 1 month and 1 year of age and claims the lives of approximately 2,500 infants each year.  SIDS is the sudden unexplained death of an infant

Car Seat Requirements

Three out of four child safety seats are not used correctly. Call today and set an appointment with a certified car seat technician at Oneida County Health Department at 369-6111. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are the law

Fireworks Safety

With warm weather and family events, the summer can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries in

Child Passenger Safety

Parents and caregivers are urged to verify that their child safety seats are properly installed and correctly used. Certified technicians areavailable to inspect and verify your child seat installation, free of charge. Below, you will find the answers to the most commonly

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.