Public Health Clinics

The Chemung County Health Department offers many clinics.  They include communicable disease, immunizations, lead poisoning, STD/HIV, and tuberculosis.  Please call before coming in as services and schedules may have changed due to COVID-19.

Communicable Disease Program

Public Health Nurses maintain close surveillance for communicable disease in Chemung County, working closely with local hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, school nurses, college infirmaries, prisons, the county jail and local physicians. Evaluation, diagnosis, verification, and follow-up on reports of food and water borne illness, rabies exposure, lyme disease, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and vaccine preventable diseases are conducted. Efforts to minimize the spread of infection are performed by a staff of registered nurses and the Public Health Educator. The Environmental Health Department works closely with infection control nurses to identify and eliminate areas of potential problems.  Communicable disease fact sheets can be found here.

Foodborne Illnesses - A subcategory of communicable disease control is associated with foodborne illnesses prevention. One of our main goals in the Food Service program (Environmental Health Services) is to prevent illness associated with foodborne pathogens ("bugs"). Many of the requirements for Food Service Establishments have been created to prevent foodborne illness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created The "Bad Bug Book" as a resource to learn more about the various foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins that could cause foodborne illness.  View a copy of the "Bad Bug Book"

Immunizations

Please note that immunizations are now only given by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Health Department at 737-2488. *Parents are asked to bring previous vaccination records if available.  See vaccination schedules below.

The NYSDOH Immunization website can be found here. 

The CDC Vaccine and Immunization website can be found here.


Recommended Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule.

HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults.

For reliable sources of immunization information

Please visit www.immunyze.org to learn about "The Campaign to Immunyze All New Yorkers."

Lead Poisoning Prevention

New York State recommends lead testing for children at 1 and 2 years of age! Fingerstick lead screening is available at the Health Department (607-737-2028, press 2) by appointment only.  For more information on the Chemung County Health Department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, call (607) 737-2028, press 2

For more information from the NYS Department of Health

CDC Lead Poisoning Program

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

The STD/HIV clinic is by appointment only.  Please call 607-737-2028 option 2 to schedule an appointment. *Clinic services are free, confidential or anonymous, and available to anyone age 12 and over. The clinic tests and offers treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomonas.  For more information on these infections,

The STD Clinic does not test for Herpes OR Genital Warts, but for more information on these STD's click the links:  Herpes      HPV

 If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn't you get it for your kids? The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/teens for more information. 

For more information on the STD/HIV clinic, call (607) 737-2028 and press 2.

TB Clinic

We offer a full service TB Clinic for Chemung County residents.  You MUST return to the Health Department 2 to 3 days after your appointment for the skin test to be read.  There is a $10 fee for this service.  We do NOT bill insurances.

What if I test positive?

Any person who has a positive skin test is offered medical care and treatment for latent TB at no cost to the client. This includes:
 - A referral for evaluation by a pulmonologist (lung doctor)
      - Any related services such as chest x-ray, blood work
      - Medication 
      - Monitoring by an RN in conjunction with a medical doctor

Clients with active TB are also evaluated and treated through this clinic at no cost to the client.