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Seneca County Health Building
31 Thurber Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-1920
Fax: (315) 539-9493

Hours of Operation:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Public Health Director
Vickie Swinehart
Phone: 315-539-1920
E-mail: vswinehart@co.seneca.ny.us



Public Health

Upcoming Events:

 

 

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK VIDEO

HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE STOMACH BUG!

SENECA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT 2014-2017

SENECA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FLYER 2013

SENECA COUNTY STEP UP PROGRAM

For further information regarding the swine flu you can go to either sites below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or NYS Department of Public Health

In the event of a public health emergency, such as a Pandemic Flu, Seneca County would need the assistance of volunteers. To be prepared, the Seneca County Health Department is currently recruiting medical professionals to assist in the event of an emergency. Currently we are recruiting medical volunteers (RN, LPN, MD, PA, NP, etc.). Volunteers would be utilized to supplement the public health system. As a volunteer, you may be asked to provide immunizations and assist with the distribution of medications. All Seneca County MRC volunteers are routinely contacted via quarterly communications drills, and educated via a monthly newsletter. Volunteers are recruited during emergency preparedness events and appropriate public health educational programs.

SENECA COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORP- Volunteer today to help your community in an emergency

LEAD POISONING INFORMATION AND PREVENTION

The Seneca County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides lead poisoning testing for children. Free lead poisoning prevention education and materials are available for families, the community and medical professionals.

Staff:

Director:
Vickie Swinehart
315-539-1925

vswinehart@co.seneca.ny.us

Services & Programs:

  • Prescription Discount Card Commonly Asked Questions
  • Licensed Home Care Agency
  • Immunization Clinics -
    Public health continues to lead vaccination efforts against such diseases as: hepatitis B, measles, diphtheria, tetnus, and pertussis. These clinics are available for children two months to school age. There is no appointment necessary. Call for clinic schedule.
  • Adult Immunization Clinics -
    Offering immunizations for school age children to adults. Call for an appointment.
  • Cancer Services Program -
    Free Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer screenings for uninsured/underinsured women and men. For more information call 1-866-442-2262.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program -
    The Seneca County Health Department helps protect the public from such harmful substances as:lead, asbestos, toxic waste, and cancer-causing chemicals. Please call for more information.
  • Communicable Disease
    Follow up for communicable disease is available at the Seneca County Public Health Department.
  • Expectant Parents Health Guide -
    Educating the public about health issues is a main goal of The Seneca County Health Department. We provide support and home visits to all newborns and their parents. Please call for information.
  • Tuberculosis Control -
    The Seneca County Health Department provides Tuberculosis testing and treatment. Call for more information.
  • Seasonal Flu and Pneumovax Shots -
    To prevent the spread of contagious illness, The Seneca County Health Department provides flu and pneumovax shots to those over 65 or at risk. Pheumovax shot is given throughout the year. Community Clinics are held in the fall.
  • STD Testing
    Free testing available for any Sexually Transmitted Disease. Call 315-539-9229 or Seneca County Public Health at 315-539-1920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • HIV Testing
    Free and anonymous HIV testing is offered every 4th Thursday of the month 2 pm to 4 pm monthly. No appointment needed.
  • 3-5 Pre-School Program -
    Services for children ages 3-5 with developmental delays in the areas of special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and autism.
  • Children Special Healthcare Needs -
    • Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP) -
      PHCP ensures access to quality health care for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities through a statewide network of services. Call (315) 539-1938 for more information.
    • Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilies (EIP) -
      EIP services are designed for children, under 3 years of age, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.
  • NYS Child Health Plus
  • Health Education -
    A resource of books, video-tapes, educational kits, and presentation materials available for Seneca County residents to borrow.
    • Injury Prevention
    • Fitness
    • Nutrition
    • Diabetes
    • Women's Health
    • Communicable Diseases including STD's
    • Tobacco Education & Smoking Cessation
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Rabies
    • Lyme Disease
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Where special programs are needed, custom presentations and materials are created.
  • NYS Department of Health
  • NYSDOH Prevention Agenda
  • Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts