Herkimer County
 Departments 

Public Health Programs

Description:

EARLY INTERVENTION & CHILD FIND:

A family centered, statewide program that identifies, locates, refers and evaluates as early as possible infants and mental delay or have a diagnosed mental or physical condition with a high probability of delay. Intervention services are decided by eligibility criteria.


PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION:

County is fiscally responsible for the administration of pre-school programs for 3-5 year old students with disabilities residing Herkimer County. A County representative is a mandated member of the CPSE Committee which determines if a child is eligible for pre-school Special Ed Services. Municipality is responsible for transportation arrangements and maintaining a list of related service providers.


CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS:

Provides financial assistance to families who have a child who has, or is suspected of having, a disability and/or special health care need. The program also provides assistance applying for Child Health Plus insurance.


LEAD POISONING PREVENTION:

Referral for lead screening available. Home visits for lead poisoned children. Informational tapes, brochures and educational presentations available.


COMMUNICABLE DISEASE/IMMUNIZATION:

Disease investigations on all reportable communicable diseases. Follow-up proved, contacts made, health education and guidance provided.


Immunization clinics are available monthly for children birth to age 18, and twice weekly at our office for adults. This Adult Walk-in Clinic, held at the Prevention Unit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11am, is open to any member of the community and services include.


  • Tuberculin Skin Testing (Mantoux)
  • Routine Adult Immunizations

Flu Clinics are held every fall at locations throughout the county.

Tuberculosis diagnostic and case management services are available for county resident with confirmed or suspect TB infection.


Rabies information, specimen handling and pre/post exposure treatment for humans. Rabies clinics are held for dogs and cats. All animal bites must be reported to our office. Please call 315-867-1176.