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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

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

Reproductive Health Plans . . . Everyone Should Have Them

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years. The term preconception describes any time that a woman of reproductive age is not pregnant but at risk for becoming pregnant, or when a man is

April is STD Awareness Month

The 2016 Theme of STD Awareness Month is TALK, TEST, TREAT The only way to avoid getting an STD is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, or thinking of becoming sexually active, it

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

  January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Oneida County Health Department wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity.

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

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

Reproductive Health Clinic

Affordable Health Care Open Enrollment for 2017 is here, click for more information: The Oneida County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Clinic (RHC) administers the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health state grant which provides safe and effective contraception services

Prenatal Care Coordination

The Prenatal Care Coordination Program is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby. The program provides health and support to find the following:  health care; personal support; information

Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides preventive health screening services to low income, uninsured or underinsured women between the ages of 45 to 64. It is federally and state funded with no cost for covered services provided to the Well

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition is sponsoring “Secrets of Baby Behavior” Presented by UC Davis Human Lactation Center Staff Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Quality Inn, Rhinelander, 668 Kemp St. (715) 369-3600 (Conference rate available until September 30)

Breastfeeding Program

The Oneida County Breastfeeding Program provides individual and group teaching for parents interested in breastfeeding; community promotion of breastfeeding; technical assistance to worksites interested in supporting working breastfeeding mothers; and professional in-services. Click here to get more information from WIC


The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons – the joyful bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Read on for tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed.

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.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.



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.