There is extensive flooding throughout the county. Flood waters pose serious health risks to our community. To learn how to keep yourself and your family safe during flooding click here. Information is also available at Lewis County Public Health or you can call and speak with a public health nurse. If you have concerns your water has become contaminated as a result of the flooding please contact the New York State Department of Health Watertown district office at 785-2277.
If not, now is the time to vaccinate them. All pets must be vaccinated, even if indoor pet. If an unvaccinated pet bites- it must be confined for 10 days in an approved kennel/shelter at owners expense. All animals need 2 shots- one year apart, then every 3 years. Lewis County Public Health along with Countryside Veterinary Clinic are holding several rabies clinics throughout the month of May for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets 3 months of age or older. The clinics are as follows:
May 5th Constableville Fire Hall 7-9pm
May 7th Copenhagen Fire Hall 7-8pm
May 8th Osceola Town Barn 7-8pm
May 12th Harrisville Fire Hall 7-8pm
May 14th Lyons Falls Fire Hall 7-9pm
May 15th New Bremen Fire Hall 7-9pm
May 19th Lowville Town Barn 7-9pm
Please have all dogs on a leash and cats & ferrets in a carrier or strong pillowcase/sack. Please provide a record of previous vaccination.
If your children are under 26 years old, you may be able to insure them on your plan. They can join, remain, or return to your plan even if they're
These rights apply to all health plans that offer dependent coverage, including grandfathered plans, whether you get coverage through your employer or buy it yourself. Adult children under the age of 26 may be enrolled during a plan’s open enrollment period or during other special enrollment opportunities. Your employer or insurance company can provide details.
Starting October 1, 2013, young adults can also be signed up directly in the new Marketplace plans. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
For more information, visits http://www.cdc.gov/features/collegehealth/
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DIABETES?
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new NYS Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) , a proven way to prevent diabetes in people who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes, by making small lifestyle changes. The DPP meets in a small group for just one hour every week for 16 weeks. Trained lifestyle coaches leads the weekly sessions to help you improve your food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. Lewis County Public Health will be offering DPP begin Jan 7th from 5-6 pm. To find out more
information call LCPH at (315) 376-5453.