Saratoga County Public Health Services

31 Woodlawn Ave Saratoga Springs NY 12866 518-584-7460 (p) 518-583-1202 (f)

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Saratoga County Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline 518-885-2276. 7 days/week, 8am-4pm. 

 New York State Department of Health  (NYSDOH) Hotline 1-888-364-3065. Available 24/7

 

4.4.20 Update: COVID-19 Information for Saratoga County 

Updates regarding confirmed cases will be provided daily by the Governor’s office. It’s important that we work together as a community to reduce the spread of the virus and the number of people infected. Everyone should practice physical distancing and self-isolate when they are aware that they’ve come in contact with others who are sick or have since tested positive for COVID-19. Testing is currently limited at area hospitals, and until more tests become available, we must do our best to prevent the spread of illness in our community.

We recommend if anyone has a fever, with cough or experiencing shortness of breath they should contact their health care provider. If you believe you have been exposed or that you have symptoms of COVID-19, CALL YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.  Please do not walk in to your doctor’s office or to the Emergency Room and risk exposing the staff and other patients.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System: Sign up to receive updates about COVID 19 and other events from the county’s Emergency Management Team. To enroll, click here. 

List of Resources 

(Basic Needs, Hotlines, Coping Strategies and more)

For additional resources, you can view CAPTAIN Community Human Service’s Community Resource list here.

WellSpring now has an online live chat in addition to their hotline 518-584-8188. Visit their website https://www.wellspringcares.org/

 

See all of the drop downs below for more information and guidance:

You may have been asked to self isolate and are unsure what that means. Due to community spread we may be asking those who have potentially been exposed to COVID 19 to self isolate themselves. In order to protect the community we are asking that you stay home for 14 days and monitor yourself for symptoms. If you develop a fever, cough or have trouble breathing you should call your provider. When isolating yourself this does not mean social isolation, but rather physical isolation.

You can still:

    • Go outside for a walk, with the dog or a friend - keeping 6 feet apart
    • Ride a bike
    • Do yard work
    • Read a book
    • Connect with family and friends over the phone and on social media

Below are some links to resources that you may find helpful while isolating:

Saratoga County Restaurant Take-Out and Delivery Services

Ballston Spa Restaurant Take-Out and Delivery Services

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Saratoga Regional YMCA Virtual workouts

Change can lead to stress…and COVID-19 surely has brought change!

Adults
May Notice:

  • anxiety
  • changes in sleep and appetite
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling impatient/short-tempered
  • aches/pains

Children
May Notice:

  • worry/sadness
  • crying/irritation
  • changes in sleep/appetite
  • poor attention/concentration
  • complaints of headache/stomachache

You can…

  • Remember to take a break from the news!
  • Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t!
  • Try to stick to your routines, as much as possible. Structure helps!
  • Reassure your kids in terms they understand!
  • Be a role model!
  • Stay connected to friends and family as best you can – social media was made for this!

Saratoga County Restaurant Take-Out and Delivery Services

Ballston Spa Restaurant Take-Out and Delivery Services

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Saratoga Regional YMCA Virtual workouts

COVID-19 has led to many changes in our usual routines. But a great way to cope is to ACT:

​                                       A​cknowledge that you can’t control everything, but focus on what you can!

                                       C​reate and commit to new routines!

                                       T​ake care of yourself and those around you by practicing healthy habits and following guidelines!

FLU INFORMATION

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a yearly flu shot!

Please contact your primary care provider or local pharmacy for your flu shot today!If you are uninsured and in need of a flu shot, please contact Saratoga County Public Health Services at 518-584-7460

Census Info

The Census is coming! We’re just a few weeks away from the 2020 U.S. Census survey hitting mailboxes across Saratoga County. Be ready to be counted! The Census is not only required by our Constitution, but it also helps us accurately reflect the amount of federal aid we’re entitled to that supports our seniors, students, and others throughout our community. Learn more about the upcoming survey on the U.S. Census website here: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveyhelp.html

Click the Bulletin Board icon below to view upcoming events from our community partners

 

Saratoga County Public Health Services Programs:

Arthopods & Zika Virus Contact: Nancy Harrison RN, BSN, PHN 518-584-7460 ext. 8304

Communicable Diseases Contact: Nancy Harrison RN, BSN, PHN 518-584-7460 ext. 8304

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Contact: Joann Maloney, BA 518-584-7460 ext. 8367

Chronic Diseases

Early Intervention Contact: Kerry White, MA 518-584-7460 ext. 8390

Emergency Preparedness Program Contact: Lori Prock, MS ext. 8109 

Immunizations Contact: Kesiena Oliker  RN  518-584-7460 ext. 8399, Appointment Line ext. 8599

Injury Prevention (Fall Risk, Child Safety, Occupational Safety, Domestic Violence) Contact: Priscilla Wheeler, SPHN 518-584-7460 ext. 8332

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Contact: Jamie Berardi RN 518-584-7460 ext. 8366 

Maternal Child Health Contact: Priscilla Wheeler RN, BSN, SPHN 518-584-7460 ext. 8332 

Rabies Contact: Elizabeth Herlihy  RN, BSN, PHN  518-584-7460 ext. 8355

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Contact: Shana Phelan RN 518-584-7460 ext. 8365 

Tick-Borne Diseases Lyme Contact: Shana Phelan RN 518-584-7460 ext. 8365

All other tick borne diseases Contact: Nancy Harrison RN, BSN, PHN  518-584-7460 ext. 8304

Tuberculosis Contact Jamie Berardi RN 518-584-7460 ext. 8366 

 

Please Note: Saratoga County Public Health Services no longer provides Home Health Care services.  If you are looking for a home health agency for in-home nursing or therapy care, this agency no longer provides those types of services.  Please click here for additional information.

For a comprehensive list of community resources in Saratoga County, such as primary care providers, Medicaid dentists, local Food Pantries, mental health & addiction resources, and more, please visit our Community Resources Directory.  Visit our Smartphone Apps Directory for a list of health-related apps available for download.  Other Public Health Topics may be found here:

I II III
 ADHD Awareness
Annual Report
Arthritis
Asthma & COPD
Bed Bugs (Environmental Services)
Birth Control Downloadable Chart
Breast Feeding Support
Cancer Screenings Saves Lives!
Car Seat Information
Child Health Plus
Child Find 
Chronic Pain
Community Health Improvement Plan
Diabetes/PreDiabetes
Eat Smart New York Program

Environmental Health Services
Food Safety
Hand-Washing
HIPAA Notice
Insect Repellent Data
Medication Storage & Safety
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Oral Health
Pet Health
Prescription Drop Box Locations

Problem Gambling
Public Health in Your Community
Scabies (Environmental Services)
Sharps Disposal Sites
Substance Abuse
Tobacco Cessation/Vaping

 

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