Department of Mental Health

Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Be a lifesaver. Learn how you can stop suicide. Attend  a TALK SAVES LIVES training sponsored by the Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



Wednesday, Sep 12, 7:00-8:00pm
Delevan Library, Lodi

 Wednesday, Sep 19, 7:00-8:00pm
Ministry Center, Waterloo

 Wednesday, Sep 26, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Papa Bear (3 Bears), Ovid

 For more information call Margaret Morse, LMSW, Director of Community Services at 315-539-1980

Posted September 12th, 2018 - Raymond Lynch

Seneca County Flood Information

There will be an Open House featuring representatives from multiple NYS Agencies to assist those who have been impacted by recent flooding taking place this Thursday 8/30 from 12pm-8pm at the Sampson State Park Office Building located at 6096 NYS Route 96A in Romulus.  We are further compiling the complete list of agencies who will be in attendance, but this event is intended as a one stop shop opportunity where residents can come and speak directly with representatives from state agencies on any issues they may be having, ranging from insurance problems to permitting, and beyond.

For Seneca County Flood information click here

Posted August 28th, 2018 - Raymond Lynch

September 2018 Senior Citizen Activities

Seneca County’s Office for the Aging has announced its Senior Center activities for September 2018.  The activities are held at the Senior Center in Waterloo and the Ovid and Trumansburg Nutrition Sites.  A complete list of activities is attached.  Please call (315) 539-1780 for more information

September Activities 2018

Posted August 22nd, 2018 - Office for the Aging

Preventing Health Risks from Flooding

The Seneca County Health Department is advising residents to take the following steps to prevent health risk due to flooding.  Press Release Preventing Health Risks from Flooding 8.21.18.  For more information on health risks due to flooding contact the Seneca County Health Department at (315) 539-1920 or contact our Environmental Health Division at (315) 539-1945.  Additional information can also be found on our social media page on Facebook @SenecaCountyHealth.

Posted August 22nd, 2018 - Public Health

Information for Residents on Private Wells after Flooding

Press Release Private Wells and Flooding 8.15.18

The Seneca County Health Department is recommending the following precautions be taken after flooding for homeowners whose primary source of drinking water is from a private well or spring.

• If your well has been covered by flood waters, even temporarily, you should consider it to be contaminated and not consume it or use it for any purpose until testing is completed
• Use bottled water.
• To obtain collection bottles and instructions for well water testing contact the following:

ROMULUS TOWN HALL 607-869-9326

Posted August 15th, 2018 - Public Health

Wellness Program

Attached is a flyer for a Wellness Program that is taught by Tina Ganzon, RD, CDN. The program begins on August 17, 2018.

Wellness Program Fall 2018

Posted August 10th, 2018 - Office for the Aging


Seneca County – Be prepared for this weekend’s heat wave!! If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, visit a friend or a public place that does, such as a community center, store, mall, library, etc. Be sure to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and avoid physical activity if possible. Those with lung conditions, the elderly, children and pets are most vulnerable to the heat and humidity so please look out for your fellow community members (humans and pets) this weekend!

Seneca County Health Department and Common Ground Health Launch Survey to Collect Local Health Data

Your personal health story can help improve lives.

That’s the message that the Seneca County Health Department and Common Ground Health are sharing with residents.  The online survey is now available thru July in both English and Spanish.  To complete a survey go to or to  

For more information about the survey contact the Seneca County Health Department at (315) 539-1920.

Posted June 18th, 2018 - Public Health