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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

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

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

Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program provides information, referral and care coordination services to children with special health care needs. These services are provided through a contract with the Northern Region Children with Special Health Care Needs Center. Links:

Post Partum Support

Public Health Nurses can provide education and support services through home visits and telephone consultations to families with young children. Referrals may be made for: Breastfeeding support. Support following the birth of a baby. Questions regarding the health, safety, development

Alcohol & Other Drug Use Addiction (AODA)

In the following links, you will find the information you need to help yourself or a loved one with alcoholism. Get the facts, answers, and assistance that you need to deal with the disease of alcohol addiction or help a

Maternal and Child Mental Health

Have you ever heard of “Baby Blues?” About 50-80% of new mothers cry and feel overwhelmed, crabby, restless and anxious. Let your health care provider know if the blues last more than two weeks. Take good care of yourself. Ask for


Signs and symptoms of depression: Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety Pessimism, indifference Loss of energy, persistent lethargy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness Inability to

Suicide Prevention

If you, or someone you know, is suicidal and needs immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) Spanish: 1-888-628-9454 Suicide Warning

Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Emergency Crisis Line for Forest, Vilas and Oneida Counties at 1-888-299-1188. If you are not experiencing an emergency, but would like to seek advice, treatment, or appropriate resources, please contact your primary care physician

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.