Public Health

Overview

The Herkimer County Public Health team is dedicated to the protection and promotion of our residents’ health through the provision of high quality, comprehensive, individualized services, in all phases of the life cycle.

Our objective shall include surpassing community standards. Our team of skilled, caring, compassionate individuals shall strive to meet the needs and expectations of the people in Herkimer County.

All available resources will be utilized to ensure the mission statement is carried out. Staff and patient/family education will be provided. Open and continuous quality improvement will be encouraged. Each team member's contribution toward quality improvement will be recognized.

Director of Public Health

Contact: Christina Cain, RN, BSN, BS, MS, MA

Address:
301 North Washington Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone: 315-867-1176

Hours of Operation:

Winter Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Summer Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day 8:00 AM – 4:00PM

Programs View all Programs

Adult and Child Immunizations

Adult and Child Immunizations

Herkimer County Public Health’s Immunization Program supports county residents with access to afford…

Child Find of Early Intervention

Child Find of Early Intervention

Child Find is a program that seeks to help parents of children 0-3 years old, with potential risk fo…

Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease

The investigation of reported communicable diseases and prevention of outbreaks are among the highes…

Dental Health

Dental Health

Dental health education services are provided to some Herkimer County children at Pre-K, kindergarte…

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

The objectives of Public Health Preparedness are to plan, prepare and respond to biological, chemica…

Doula Program

Doula Program

The Doula Partnership of Herkimer, Cayuga, Cortland, and Madison counties has been established to pr…

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Health, Safety and Nutrition

See below for additional information and resources which do not fall under our specific programs at …

Healthy Families

Healthy Families

A voluntary program designed to empower families. Healthy Families is located at ICAN Herkimer, 100 …

Herkimer County Newborn Welcome Packet

Herkimer County Newborn Welcome Packet

Herkimer County welcomes your newborn to our community! You will receive a welcome letter highlighti…

Herkimer County Public Health Partnering Agencies

Herkimer County Public Health Partnering Agencies

New York State Department of Health—Environmental Unit: 315-866-6879 •Contact information for food …

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Lead Poisoning Prevention program aims to enhance the safety of community residents who are at g…

Maternal Child Health / Public Health Education

Maternal Child Health / Public Health Education

Pre-School Special Education

Pre-School Special Education

Herkimer County is fiscally responsible for the administration of preschool programs for 3-5 year ol…

Programs for Children and Families / The Early Intervention Program

Programs for Children and Families / The Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program is a family-centered, statewide program that identifies, locates, ref…

Rabies

Rabies

Herkimer County Public Health is responsible for rabies prevention and treatment to County residents…