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Don't Let the Flu Sneak up on You

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Adirondack Region 2-1-1

2-1-1- is an easy to remember number answered by professionals who will connect you to essential community resources.  Available every day (24/7/365) for a variety of needs from locating financial assistance to finding quality healthcare and insurance for kids. 2-1-1 is your community resources.  Search Adirondack Region 2-1-1.

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Find Flu Vaccine Near You!

As you’ve likey heard, Influenza is widespread this season.  Essex County Health Department continues to offer flu vaccine – call 518-873-3500 to make an appointment.  We also encourage the use of your primary care provider practice (regular doctor).  If you do not have a primary care provider (regular doctor) we can help!  Search Local Providers here or call 518-873-3500.  Did you know – Pharmacists can also give the flu vaccine?  It’s true!  Which means flu vaccine is more accessible than ever.  Find a location near you using the Vaccine Finder.

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Heptitis C Help

Help‑4‑Hep is a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-on-one with a real person, typically someone who has been personally affected by hepatitis C. The phone call, support, information, and linkage to care are all provided free of charge.

Help-4-Hep can help with client communications, support, referrals, and linkage to care.  Call toll-free 877-435-7443 or visit the website.

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Lake Placid Middle/High School educates students, faculty and staff on the differences between a cold and the flu with the help of well-loved minions.  Flu is widespread in across the nation, NY and Essex County. Everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine. Make an appointment with your family provider or call us to schedule today 518-873-3500.  Visit our Flu Central Page to learn more.
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Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program (N-CAP)

Naloxone is an emergency medicine that can stop an opioid overdose.  Local pharmacies can provide this medication through what is called a “standing order” – meaning you do not need an individual prescription for it.  Learn more about N-CAP and find local pharmacies.

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WIC Clinics 2018 – Is your family eligible for WIC?

WIC is a supplemental Food and Nutrition Program designed for families with income eligible Women (pregnant or postpartum/breastfeeding), Infants, and Children to the age of 5.  WIC also helps fathers of young children, grandparents, and foster parents who are the legal guardians of young children.

We provide vouchers for WIC approved foods, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and health referrals to families.  Visit our WIC Page or call 518-873-3560 to learn more & ask if your family is eligible.

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Widespread Influenza in NY

The week ending December 9, 2017 marks the first week influenza has been categorized as Widespread in NYS for the 2017-2018 season. It’s never too late to get a flu shot!  Contact your healthcare provider today or make an appointment with us – click over to our Flu Central Page to learn more.