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Blue-Green Algae Blooms

Blue-green algae blooms have have negative health effects on humans and pets – nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation; allergic reactions or breathing difficulty.  Avoid swimming or drinking water you think may have blue-green algae and consider reporting blooms found in either public beaches or other surface water swimming areas.

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Find Summer Meals in Your Community!

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the summer while school is out of session.  Find a site near you today.


JUNE 28th-Aug 2nd

If you’re over 18 years of age and have an ongoing health condition like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure or anxiety this FREE 6-session Living Healthy series can help- Click the below link for full details!




Join us for World Breastfeeding Week Walk to Celebrate Breastfeeding around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid on Saturday, August 5th at 10 AM starting at the Public Beach.  The walk is approximately 3 miles.  Walk, jog, stroll at your own pace with family, friends and little ones.  Refreshments, snacks & giveaways at the finish!

World Breastfeeding Week Walk in LP


New site.  New look.

Our new whole new look is part of our working towards becoming a nationally accredited local health department.  Becoming accredited helps ensure our programs and services undergo continuous quality improvement and are effective.  It also drives our department to operate efficiently and with transparency.