Category Archives: Public Health

NYSDOH announces release of new website for Children’s Social-Emotional Development

The NYS DOH’s Bureau of Early Intervention has launched a new webpage.  The webpage includes information about social-emotional development to help families and caregivers have a better understanding of their infant and/or toddler’s social-emotional development.  In addition there is information regarding  developmental milestones, guidance on how to promote social-emotional development in young children as well as information on what to do if a parent has concerns about their child’s social-emotional development.

If a parent or caregiver has concerns about their infant or toddler’s social-emotional development they can call their local health department’s Early Intervention Program.  In Seneca County call (315) 539-1920.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Seneca County Health Department is pleased to share the first edition of our newest way to communicate health news to our residents.  The Seneca County Health News Fall 2018 newsletter is now available.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at (315) 539-1920 or by email at    We hope you enjoy Volume 1, Edition 1.  Newsletter Fall 2018

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.

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

National Immunization Awareness Month


National Immunization Awareness MonthSeneca County Health DepartmentAnnouncing Seneca County Health Department’s
Child Immunization Clinics

(6 weeks through 18 years old)

The 2nd and 4thWednesday of each month
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

While we encourage all children to see their primary care physician, we can provide vaccinations for the following:

  • No insurance
  • underinsured
  • Medicaid
  • Child Health Plus
  • Native American





Appointments necessary – call (315) 539-1920

Public Health Seneca County


blue green algae surrounding a boat in the water

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae, technically known as cyanobacteria, are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. They usually are present in low numbers. Blue-green algae can become very abundant in warm, shallow, undisturbed surface water that receives a lot of sunlight. When this occurs, they can form blooms that discolor the water or produce floating rafts or scums on the surface of the water.

Learn more from the NYS Dept of Health


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!