Public Health



Mission Statement:

To improve health by providing quality, preventive health programs and services to our residents in collaboration with community partners.  Together we encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, and promote safe, healthy environments where we live, work and play in Seneca County.


To create healthy communities and safe environments for all generations.

CDC’s  Did You Know? 

Is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities.

Early Intervention Program

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Get the latest food inspection results for restaurants, school cafeterias, snack bars, and other food establishments in Seneca County at the below link.


National Public Health Week Video


Creating the healthiest nation starts with me!

Despite what we often hear and read, Americans are not the healthiest people in the world.  In the U.S. we spend more on health care but live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than our peers in other high income countries.

To create the healthiest nation, we all need to start by pledging to take two steps:

Creating a healthy me

We promise to eat well, exercise and get regular checkups.  We will make healthy choices that improve our health and set an example for our family and friends.

Creating a healthy we

We recognize that there is a complex web of social and environmental factors that affect everyone’s health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices. Today we join the Generation Public Health movement to demand that our leaders consider these factors in all their decisions so that all people and all communities have the opportunity for a long, healthy life.

It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

We are Generation Public Health.

Take the pledge today. 

LocMotMapChronic Disease Prevention

Seneca County Local Motion Map

Looking for fun, family oriented opportunities for physical activity? The Local Motion Map identifies outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities, many of which are free and open to the public. The Local Motion Map is brought to you through generous support from Seneca Cornell Cooperative Extension, Finger Lakes Health, and the Seneca County Department of Health.

Seneca County Step Up Program 2015

NYCC Step Up Questions

Step Up Seneca Referral Form

Community Health Assessment

Seneca County Community Health Assessment 2016-2018 [pdf]

Seneca County Community Health Improvement Plan [pdf]

Lead Poisoning Information and Prevention [pdf]

The Seneca County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides lead poisoning testing for children. Free lead poisoning prevention education and materials are available for families, the community and medical professionals.

Services & Programs:

  • Adult and Child Immunization Clinics (VFC eligible children)
    Offering immunizations for school age children to adults. Call for an appointment.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
    The Seneca County Health Department helps protect the public from such harmful substances such as lead, asbestos, toxic waste, and cancer-causing chemicals. Please call for more information.
  • Chronic Disease
  • Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
    Follow up for communicable disease is available at the Seneca County Public Health Department.
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Ebola
  • Expectant Parents Health Guide
    Educating the public about health issues is a main goal of The Seneca County Health Department. We provide support and home visits to all newborns and their parents. Please call for information.
  • HIV Testing
    Free and anonymous HIV testing is offered every 4th Thursday of the month 2 pm to 4 pm monthly. No appointment needed.
  • Immunization Clinics
    Public health continues to lead vaccination efforts against such diseases as: hepatitis B, measles, diphtheria, tetnus, and pertussis. These clinics are available for children two months to school age. Call for clinic appointment and eligibility.
  • Licensed Home Care Agency
  • Maternal Child Health – Breastfeeding Resource Lists [pdfs]: English | Spanish
  • Pre-K Program for children ages 3-5 with developmental delays
    Services for children ages 3-5 with developmental delays in the areas of special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and autism.
  • Prescription Discount Card: Commonly Asked Questions
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planning
  • Seasonal Flu and Pneumovax Shots
    To prevent the spread of contagious illness, The Seneca County Health Department provides flu and pneumovax shots to those over 65 or at risk. Pheumovax shot is given throughout the year. Community Clinics are held in the fall.
  • ServSeneca (Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers)
  • STD Screening and Testing
    Free testing available for any Sexually Transmitted Disease. Call 315-539-9229 or Seneca County Public Health at 315-539-1920 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • Tuberculosis Control
    The Seneca County Health Department provides Tuberculosis testing and treatment. Call for more information.
  • Children with Special Healthcare Needs Programs
    • Physically Handicapped Children’s Program/Children with Special Health Care Needs (birth-21)(PHCP)
      PHCP ensures access to quality health care for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities through a statewide network of services. Call (315) 539-1938 for more information.
    • Early Intervention Program for Children 0 – 3 with Developmental Delays (EIP)
      EIP services are designed for children, under 3 years of age, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.
  • NYS Child Health Plus
  • NYS Department of Health
  • NYSDOH Prevention Agenda
  • Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
  • NYSDOH Laws and Regulations