Click on title to read more:

WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Our website is currently under construction!  We want to serve you better, so new updates will be coming soon. Thank you for your patience.

WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on December 1 to raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS.  The U.S. government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is “Leadership, Commitment, Impact.”  In 2016, we know what it takes to

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review warnings on the toy’s box. Avoiding shooting toys that have pieces that shoot or fly off. Remember that BB

FOOD SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday season is here, a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy fun, food, and laughter. The Oneida County Health Department wants to take this time to remind everyone to keep food safety on the top of

LEAD & RENOVATIONS

Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the top ten states for the number of children found to be lead poisoned.   Wisconsin has a lot of houses built prior to 1978.  The sale of lead-based paint for household use was banned in

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

October 2nd – 8th is Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 2nd – 8th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this week mental health advocates and organizations across the U.S. join together to sponsor a variety of events to promote community outreach and public education concerning mental illnesses. This week

BAFFLED ABOUT CAR SEATS? INTRODUCING THE NEW: ULTIMATE CAR SEAT GUIDE PRACTICAL TIPS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE IN CARS Personalized Tips for Your Child (click below): https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES The teenage years can be tough . . . are you looking to develop or maintain a strong and successful family through these trying years? The Oneida County Health Department and YMCA of the Northwoods present: A FREE

WARM FOR WINTER (also clothes for all seasons) WILL NOW BE OPEN AT 900 BOYCE DRIVE RHINELANDER, WI THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH STARTING: SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 OCTOBER 29, 2016 NOVEMBER 26, 2016 DECEMBER 31, 2016 JANUARY 28, 2017

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

Whole School, Whole Community & Whole Child

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME… QUESTION: What can we do to help our students and schools? ANSWER: Get involved with your school systems by providing resources and opportunities for students to succeed. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Whole

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, causing 80% of liver cancer deaths, and kills 1.4 million people worldwide yearly. Do you know that adults born between 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis

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

May is Bike Safety Month (Part 2 of 3)

In our last blog we talked about getting your bike ready for riding this spring. With your bike in tuned-up, it is time to think about what to wear when you are out riding. Wearing the right clothes will help

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

ochd@co.oneida.wi.us

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.

Translation

Hotlines

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.