Community Resources

Breastfeeding support

Our certified breastfeeding nurse, called a lactation specialist, can help you with all your breastfeeding needs. She is available to you in the hospital and after you go home. If you need help once you go home, call our lactation consultant at 715.356.8142 and leave a message.


Natural Family Planning (NFP)

For information on NFP, please contact Ministry Health Care's FertilityCare Center at 715.341.2124 or the Office of Natural Family Planning at 800.255.6226.


Smoking cessation assistance

This is the perfect time to stop smoking. What a wonderful gift for your new baby. Call 800.QUIT NOW (800.784.8669).


WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program

WIC provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding education and food vouchers for pregnant and post partum women, infants and children to the age of 5. Visit: for more information. Breast pumps are available for breastfeeding mothers, call Home Medical at 715.356.2500.

Postpartum depression

Postpartum Support International. Call 800.944.4773 or go to

Bundles of Joy

A birth to 3 months welcome service for parents in Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander, and Tomahawk. Call 715.365.1332 or 800.513.1350.

Domestic abuse

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Safe place for newborns

You can leave your unharmed baby, up to 3 days old, with a hospital employee at any hospital in Wisconsin. No questions are asked – not even your name. Police will not be called. The baby will be given medical care and then placed in foster care for adoption. Call 877.440.BABY or go to

County Health Departments

Oneida County Nursing service – 715.369.6111
Vilas County Public Health – 715.479.3657
Forest County Health Department – 715.478.3371
Price County Nursing Service – 715.339.3054
Iron County Health Department – 715.561.2191
Peter Christiansen Health Center Nursing office – 715.588.4368
Lincoln County Health Department – 715.536.0307
Western UP District Health Department – 906.884.4485

Birthparent counseling

You can explore realistic options with caring and experienced professionals. Talking with staff is free and confidential. They will provide support, education and guidance, and personally address your concerns. Contact Lutheran Social Services at 888.522.3678 or or Catholic Charities at 715.849.3311 or

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