Registered professional nurses certified as lactation counselors provide breastfeeding support and guidance to any new mother living in Tompkins County. (607) 274-6604
Evening childbirth classes taught by Registered Professional
Nurses at the Health Department. For participants in the MOMS (Medicaid Obstetrical & Maternal
Service) Program. (607) 274-6616
Communicable Disease Control:
Registered Professional Nurses investigate all reportable diseases
to identify contacts, to educate individuals regarding disease
transmission and prevention, and to offer preventive treatment
Communicable Disease Factsheets
Monthly Reports for Tompkins County
Flu shots are offered annually at various community sites each
fall. For information call 607-274-6616 or click
here for further information.
Free anonymous HIV counseling and testing clinics offered via walk-in and appointment basis. Rapid HIV test with results available in 20 minutes. (607) 274-6683.
Routine childhood and adult vaccines offered by appointment. Call (607) 274-6616.
Lead Poisoning and Prevention:
Lead screening for children is available by appointment. Case
management and information on lead poisoning, prevention, and
lead abatement are offered. (607) 274-6616.
Maternal Child home visits:
Registered professional nurses provide home visits to prenatal /postpartal women and their children for health assessments, education, breastfeeding support, childhood growth & development, parenting, immunizations, injury prevention, nutrition and chronic disease prevention. (607) 274-6604.
MOMS (Medicaid Obstetric and Maternal Services):
Provides nursing assessment and prenatal education to pregnant women who meet income eligibility requirements. (607) 274-6622.
Pregnancy Testing and Prenatal Care:
Free pregnancy testing and prenatal care assistance is offered
to income eligible women. MOMS Program. (607) 274-6616
Rabies shots are given to individuals identified by Environmental
Health staff following exposure to known rabid or potentially
rabid animals. The first shots are given at Cayuga Medical Center
Emergency Department. Registered Professional Nurses on staff
at the Health Department administer the remaining shots in the
series by appointment. Please call (607) 274-6616 to arrange.
For more information regarding rabies click
Certain ticks transmit Lyme disease. Learn how to avoid ticks, how to remove a tick, and where you can get a tick tested for the pathogen that carries Lyme disease.
To download an 8-page NYSDOH Guide for preventing Lyme disease, click here (PDF, 542KB).