Public health goes to the heart of what we all care about – keeping ourselves, our families, and our community healthy. We all know that this country has a system of doctors and hospitals Symbol of Public Healthto take care of us when we get sick. What many people don’t know is that there also is a system that keeps us healthy. It’s the public health system.

Public health protects you and keeps you and your loved ones safe and healthy – every day. Public health works to keep entire populations healthy, and when it fails, entire populations suffer. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We know that public health measures don’t just save lives, they also save money.

Linda Conlon, RN, BAN, MPH
Health Officer/Director

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.