Family Health

A healthy family is a happy family, but what exactly is family health? It’s more than just eating right and exercising, though these are crucial factors. It also encompasses physical, emotional, and financial issues. Family health extends beyond your kids to your spouse, parents and grandparents, and even your family pet. On our website, you will find the information you need to safeguard your loved ones and keep your family unit strong.

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Oneida County Health Department


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 4th, 2016

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is for increasing awareness of the disease and for increasing the importance of finding…

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Whole School, Whole Community & Whole Child

Posted on Aug 15th, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME… QUESTION: What can we do to help our students and schools? ANSWER: Get involved with your school systems by providing…

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Why Fluoride?

Posted on Aug 1st, 2016

Oneida County Health Department can provide your child with dietary fluoride supplements if your child: Lives in Oneida County Is between the…

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Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

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…

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Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock!

Posted on Jun 6th, 2016

In 2015 there were 24 child heatstroke deaths nationwide. These children died because they were left in a hot vehicle and suffered heatstroke. What…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 17th, 2016

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…

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May is Bike Safety Month (Part 1 of 3)

Posted on May 10th, 2016

Spring has sprung, and many are back outside and riding their bikes again. Bicycling is a great physical activity that is fun for children of all…

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Homeowner Annual Well Sampling

Posted on Apr 8th, 2016

There are approximately 1 million private wells in Wisconsin. Your well water is used for drinking, bathing, cleaning, and food preparation. City…

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National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2016

Posted on Apr 4th, 2016

What is Public Health? Public health is a multi-disciplinary partnership that promotes, protects, and improves the health of the community through…

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Adolescence: Focusing on the Positive

Posted on Apr 4th, 2016

Adolescence is a unique time in human development, when young people are transitioning to adulthood, establishing their identity, confronting new…

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Reproductive Health Plans . . . Everyone Should Have Them

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016

Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years. The term preconception describes any time that a woman of…

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Egg Safety for the Holidays

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016

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…

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April is STD Awareness Month

Posted on Mar 18th, 2016

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…

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National Sleep Awareness Week

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016

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…

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Have a Healthy Baby

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Get early and regular prenatal care. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or third, health care is extremely important. Your doctor will check to…

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Children’s Dental Health

Posted on Feb 1st, 2016

Tips to reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: - Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Saliva production increases during…

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December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

Posted on Dec 7th, 2015

Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review…

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

Within the last 30 years obesity has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents!  Today, more than 23 million children and teenagers in the…

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Some Back to School Advice From The Oneida County Health Department Regarding Head Lice

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

The AAP continues to recommend that a healthy child should not be restricted from attending school because of head lice or nits (eggs).  Head Lice…

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Heatstroke Prevention

Posted on Jul 15th, 2015

Oneida County Health Departments Certified Car Seat Technicians Want You To Know: Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of…

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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.