Sexual Health

Our focus is providing community education and information, preventing unintended pregnancies, and promoting healthy pregnancy outcomes.

Education

We assure comprehensive sexuality education is offered to community members through school classes, groups, camps and others.  Topics include healthy relationships, communication and decision making skills, risk reduction, HIV and other Sexually transmitted diseases (STD), blood borne pathogens and peer education.  All education is age and stage appropriate to meet the needs of specific groups.

For more information or to request services, call (518) 873-3500.

Reproductive health is also addressed by nurses with women and families who received maternal, infant and child health home visits.

Safety Sack Project

Our Safety Sack Project places education about sexual health, birth control options and more in easily-accessible locations throughout Essex County.  Safety Sacs are normally located in the back of the pharmacy or through the pharmacy window/counter.

Safety Sacks are small bags with condoms, information on proper condom use, all birth control options and STD/HIV testing information.  Safety Sacks are FREE and available at these community locations:

Elizabethtown: Public Health & WIC Offices, 123 Water Street
Kinney Drugs, 7550 Court Street

Lake Placid: Kinney Drugs, 1954 Saranac Avenue

Port Henry: Moriah Pharmacy, 4315 Main Street

Willsboro: Willsboro Pharmacy, 3932 NYS Route 22

Newcomb: Newcomb Health Center, 4 Santanoni Drive

Schroon Lake: Schroon Lake Pharmacy, 1081 US Route 9

For STD/HIV screening and more link to our STD/HIV Page.