For Providers

You may contact the Essex County Health Department 24/7 by calling 518-873-3500. 

You will always speak with a person if you call this main phone line.  During regular business hours it is answered by our friendly staff.  After hours, weekends or holidays it is answered by an answering service who will connect you with our loyal on-call staff.  Use this number to report a public health emergency, risk, problem, or environmental or occupational public health hazard.  Use this number to refer patients for services or change home care patient orders.

 

REFER PATIENTS FOR SERVICES

Home Health Care – Nursing, PT, OT, Speech

Pregnancy Support

New Mom & Babe Nursing Care

Breastfeeding Support

WIC

Child Development Services

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COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

Reporting Requirements, Forms & More from DOH

NYSDOH Rabies Specimen History (DOH Form-487)

TUBERCULOSIS

Professional Resources & Tools from the CDC

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES / HIV

STD Treatment Guidelines from CDC

STD Training Links

HIV Guidance

HIV, HCV & STD Clinical Education Initiative

ZIKA – Provider Links at NYSDOH

ZIKA-Interpreting Wadsworth Lab Results

IMMUNIZATIONS

NYS Immunization Information System

Vaccine Handling & Storage Toolkit

CDC’s Pinkbook

Approved Vaccines & Package Inserts

TICKBORNE DISEASES

RABIES

NYSDOH Rabies Specimen History (DOH Form-487)

Information for Providers from CDC

Information for Veterinarians from CDC

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT DATA

Provider Packet 2017

Pursuant to requirements for a local health department of New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Provider Packet serves as communication with the members of the medical community to enhance understanding of the intersection of your work as a medical provider with the work of this local health department as the entity responsible for advancing the health of the population in Essex County.  Within the packet you will find:

  • Communicable disease data, diagnostics & treatment references, pages 6-11;
  • Vaccine storage & Handling toolkit link, page 13;
  • NYS Immunization Information System, page 14;
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Resource Guide for Essex County, page 22; &
  • Information about our Home Health Unit, page 34.