Director:
Laurel Headwell

Assistant Director:
Angela Stuart Palmer

Supervising PHN:
Dale Woods  

Fiscal Manager:
Mark Ellithorpe

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Address:
County Services Complex
2714 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY 12095

Phone:
(518) 736-5720

Fax:
(518) 762-1382

 

The Fulton County Public Health Department, under the direction of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the New York State Department of Health, seeks to promote wellness, to protect from disease, to prevent injury/disability, to prepare for emerging illness/disease and to assist Fulton County residents in attaining and maintaining optimal health.  

Each person and/or their family will be educated in accessing health care and will be empowered to be responsible for the decisions regarding their health care needs.

Many services offered by FCPH are provided free of charge; others have eligibility criteria and sliding fee scales are available for the uninsured.  

For immunization, lead testing or car seat appointments call 518-736-5720 to schedule your visit.

FCPH offers rabies clinics 6 times per year.

Information on clinics is posted in the newspaper, on our Facebook page and will be available on the website.

Two weeks prior to each clinic, people are able to call the office and pre-register their pet for the specific clinic.

Please visit the New York State Department of Health's website at www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/ or the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/default.htm.

For specific questions, please contact our Lead Nurse here at Fulton County Public Health at 518-736-5720. 

You need to have some type of public assistance (WIC benefits or below WIC income guidelines, Medicaid, food stamps) and have a valid reason for the car seat. You can contact our Health Educator at 518-736-5719 and ask for an application. 

Early Intervention is for children with development delays from birth to age 3. Children are evaluated and if found eligible for the program may receive services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy or special education services (to name some). Children ages 3-5 are evaluated through their local school district Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) to determine eligibility and services. Both programs are voluntary. 

If immunizations were not done in our office, records can be obtained from doctors' offices or perhaps you can contact the school you attended. 

Please watch this YouTube video: "Head Lice to Dead Lice

For bed bugs, please watch this YouTube video: "7 Things You Should Know About Bed Bugs,"

If you are calling after hours:

You will be directed to leave a message and your call will be returned the following business day.

If it is an emergency they will be advised to hang up and call 911.
If they need to speak to a Public Health On-Call Nurse,
call 518-736-2100.