OSWEGO – The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.
The following services will be offered during the week of June 3 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego:
• Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, June 4, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
• Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
• Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
Immunization clinics are held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St, Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.
All patients with private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicaid managed care should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.
No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
There will be a rabies clinic for cats, dogs and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. June 5 at the West Monroe Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11.
The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age.
A second vaccination is required for cats and dogs within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter.
Ferrets need to be vaccinated annually. In order for pets to receive the 3-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.
The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away.
Dogs should be leashed and cats and pet ferrets should be in a cage.
For more information about public health services, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.