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Communicable Disease (CD)
Community Health Nurses investigate all reportable diseases to identify contacts and to educate individuals regarding disease transmission and prevention. For more information call 607-274-6604 or follow the links below.
- Communicable Disease homepage
- HIV Anonymous Testing
- Tuberculosis TB
- Vector-Borne Disease
- Rabies Human Post-Exposure
Routine childhood vaccines and a selection of adult vaccines are offered by appointment only. Check our immunizations home page for the latest school requirements and most up to date CDC recommendations. We offer seasonal flu vaccinations by appointment. For more information on vaccine clinics, please call 607-274-6604 or visit here
Moms PLUS+ is a home visiting nurse program that provides maternal child health supportive services, free of cost, to residents of Tompkins County regardless of insurance status. Moms PLUS + is designed to improve equitable access to quality maternal child health care, increase lactation support for parents choosing to breast and chest feed and enhance the coordination of care with other community partners.
The Moms PLUS + program offers a client centered approach by delivering gender affirming, harm reduction and trauma informed care to all participants. To speak with a Moms PLUS + nurse call 607-274-6604. For more information visit here
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services to women who are pregnant and post-partum, and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is also available. For more information about who is eligible and how to join, visit our WIC web page.
New York State law protects the rights of patients and reproductive healthcare providers.
- Medication abortion and in-clinic abortion access is available in New York State for both residents and non-residents.
- In New York, you can get an abortion up to and including 24 weeks of pregnancy. After 24 weeks, you can still get an abortion if your health or pregnancy is at risk.
- Ithaca Health Center of Ithaca, NY (Planned Parenthood of Greater New York). See the website for services provided, hours, book an appointment online, payment information.
- Statewide Abortion Hotline, connects people looking for abortion resources with information and access: 212-899-5567
- NYS Safe Abortion Access website.
- Guttmacher Institute, New York abortion fact sheet
SafeCare is an evidence-based parent-training program for parent of children ages 0-5 who are at risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. SafeCare providers work with families in their homes to improve parents’ skills in three areas:
- Parent-child Interaction
- Child Health
- Home Safety
The program is conducted in weekly home visits for about 18 weeks. Tompkins County Health Department is a SafeCare Accredited Agency. For more information call 607-274-6604 or visit here
Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program (CLPPP) is the largest in the country. CLPPP works to make homes safe. It funds local health departments to gain access to high-risk housing to educate, inspect and control lead hazards. It looks for properties with lead paint hazards, then it takes action to make them lead safe – protecting children from lead poisoning.
At Tompkins County Health Department, we partner with Environmental Health to perform home visits for all children in Tompkins County with elevated blood lead levels and provide education to the public about lead poisoning prevention.
For more information call 607-274-6604 or visit here