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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

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

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)

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

Town of Crescent Spring Water Contains High Levels of Chlorine

Disinfection of Spring Basin The Crescent Town Spring is in the process of being disinfected. Slow-dissolving chlorine tablets have been added to the interior of the spring basin, on Thursday, August 20, 2015. The tablets will release chlorine into the

Boil Water Advisory for the Town of Crescent Water Spring

Routine water sampling results indicated the presence of coliform bacteria in the drinking water at the Town of Crescent water spring on South River Road. Ice, food, and beverages prepared with this water must be discarded. If water must be

Egg Safety for the Holidays

March 27, 2015 Whether eggs are from a store or your local farmer, safe handling and cooking will reduce the chance of getting sick. Even the cleanest eggs that do not have cracks in the shell can contain salmonella, which

National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 8-14, 2015 What is  groundwater? It’s the water that fills cracks, voids, and other openings in soil, sand, and bedrock. Why is it important? Persons with wells use groundwater for drinking water.  Also, most groundwater flows directly into streams,


MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH More than 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

National Nutrition Month

This National Nutrition Month, the Academy Encourages Everyone to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle There is no one food, drink, pill or machine that is the key to achieving optimal health. A person’s overall daily routine is what is most


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.  

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Did you know: 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds other types of youth violence Girls and young women between the

58 Million Nonsmokers In US Are Still Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

Two of every five children — including seven in 10 black children — are exposed to secondhand smoke. Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in

February is Heart Health Month

February has been dedicated as Heart Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every

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.