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:

Ausable Forks: Feek Pharmacy, 14223 NYS Route 9

Elizabethtown: Public Health & WIC Offices, 132 Water St AND Kinney Drugs, Court St

Lake Placid: Kinney Drugs, 1954 Saranac Ave AND Rite Aid Pharmacy, 2140 Saranac Ave

Moriah: Moriah Pharmacy, 4315 Main St

Newcomb: Newcomb Health Center, 4 Santanoni Dr

Schroon Lake: SChroon Lake Pharmacy, 1081 NYS Route 9

Ticonderoga: Rite Aid, 179 Mont Calm St

Willsboro: Willsboro Pharmacy, 3932 NYS Route 22

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