Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Opportunities Health Education Services and Family Planning have teamed to offer Oswego County residents access to Health Safety Kits.
According to senior health educator Daniel DeBrucker, the availability of the Health and Safety Kits is part of OCO Health Services mission of increasing the community’s knowledge of healthy sexual behaviors and reducing the practice of risky sexual behavior.
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“Our Health and Safety Kits contain safer sex supplies including: information on how to effectively use the supplies, pregnancy prevention information, HIV and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) prevention information, and referral information. Testing for HIV and STIs are also available to residents of Oswego County at low or no cost. One of the goals of OCO’s Health Education is to break down barriers to accessing affordable reproductive care, increase the awareness of these services offered through OCO, and how Oswego County residents may access the necessary sexual health and family planning services they require,” said DeBrucker.
Services available through OCO Family Planning include: PAP smears, STI testing and treatment, breast exams, HIV testing, family planning and most forms of birth control, infertility screening and counseling, reproductive medical exams for men, medical referrals, and more.
These services are available to anyone in Oswego County at a low cost or in some cases no cost.
Transportation to OCO Family Planning Center appointments is also available free of charge for Oswego County residents.
DeBrucker added that the Health Safety Kits are available at OCO planning centers in Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, and Pulaski, as well as OCO offices in the Midtown Plaza in Oswego.
OCO Health Education Services is also able deliver the kits to anyone in Oswego County.
For more information on OCO Health Education Services, call OCO’s Oswego Midtown Plaza office at 315 342-7532, text 315-297-5757, or “like” the OCO Health Education Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OCOHealthEducation.
OCO Health Education is funded through the NYS Department of Health.
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.