Laurel Headwell, MS

Assistant Director:
Angela Stuart Palmer, MS

Supervising PHN:
Kim Frederick, MS, RN

Fiscal Manager:
Tammy Mickan

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

County Services Complex
2714 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736-5720

(518) 762-1382



Fulton County Higher Risk K12 School Sports Guidance
New guidance on School Sports is now available.
Please click Fulton County Higher Risk K12 School Sports Guidance.pdf to view the document.
(Updated 2/19/21.)



We understand that people want information on when they can receive the vaccine. Fulton County is part of the Mohawk Valley Regional network and is not scheduling public appointments for vaccine at this time.   The supply for vaccine is not as high as the demand is at this time. The process to vaccinate all individuals will take months.

If you are an eligible New Yorker based on 1a and 1b, you may schedule an appointment online or by calling the New York State’s call center at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). To determine if you are eligible, you may visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
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. Please know that Fulton County Public Health is listed, but is not scheduling appointments at this time.  You may put in a larger radius for sites and are eligible to go to any site that has availability.  As vaccine becomes available to distribute, registration will be made public to assist people in signing up. Again, please do not call Fulton County Public Health for a vaccine appointment at this time.  Please be patient and use the link above to register at sites with vaccine availability.

At this time, remember even with vaccine distribution, people need to continue to wear face masks, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.   

Thank you and we will get through this together.


Information on vaccines:

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About vaccines:

  • None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html
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Corona Virus


COVID-19 Information

Fulton County Public Health would like to offer some resources to people to help with reducing the spread of disease. If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, or shortness of breath then please contact your primary health care provider to review your symptoms. Please, unless you have a true emergency, do not just go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room.

Below are links that you can visit for detailed information. If you have general questions on COVID-19, please call the New York State Department of Health hotline at 1-888-364-3065. The hotline is available 24/7.



General information on COVID-19

COVID-19 Cases On The Rise

Slow The Spread of COVID-19

Prevent COVID-19 During Travel

Information From New York State Information From the CDC Learn More About The COVID Vaccine Learn More About How COVID Spreads Learn How To Protect Yourself And Others Higher Risk K12 School Sports Guidance Results of Persons Tested Positive By County Printable COVID-19 Document


A big message in all the guidance is


Here is a video from the CDC on the proper way to wash your hands.




Name of Testing Site Site Operators Testing Criteria Location Hours of Operation How to Make an Appointment

State University of Albany Drive- Thru


  • Symptomatic individuals who have had close contact with a positive case

  • Health Care Workers

  • Nursing home employees

  • First responders on the front lines

University at Albany, Colonial Quad Parking Lot, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Open Daily
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Call the NYSDOH COVID-19 24-hour hotline at 1.888.364.3065 to be screened. No walk-ins will be allowed. You must be in a vehicle.

COVID Testing Site St Mary’s Health Care
  • Asymptomatic testing
  • Symptomatic NOT needing a provider assessment –test only
  • Pre-surgical testing
  • Mandated testing
  • Direct exposure testing
  • Travel testing
4988 State Hwy 30 Amsterdam, NY 12010

Monday through Friday 7:00am - 3:30 pm

If you have a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms, please call 518.841.3710 to schedule an appointment. Guidance will be provided concerning testing, care and protective protocol. To best protect you, patients, staff and public must call this number before seeking testing or care for COVID 19.The script for the test need to be faxed to 518.841.3503.

Herkimer Primary Urgent Care

Primary Urgent Care

  • Symptomatic individuals who have had close contact with a positive case

  • Asymptomatic testing

  • Pre-surgical testing

  • Mandated testing

  • Health Care Workers

130 W Albany Street Herkimer, NY 13350 

(315) 634-6647 

Open Daily
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

 Rapid Testing Available to all. Call (315) 634-6647 


If the patient is symptomatic, they can be rapid-tested and the Urgent Care will bill the insurance company for the test. A child must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. If some other adult brings the child for testing, they will need written permission from the parent/guardian to do the test. In other situation prior insurance approval is required. 

Rite Aid

Drive-Thru Pharmacy

  • Appointments required
  • Testing available for 4 and older

172 N Main St
Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 762-8981

OPen Daily

Contact Rite Aid for testing appointments and details.

WellNow Urgent Care

West Seneca NY

  • Symptomatic individuals who have had close contact with a positive case
  • Asymptomatic testing
  • Pre-surgical testing

  • Mandated testing
  • Health Care Workers

332 S Kingsboro Ave Ext
Gloversville, NY 12078

Open Daily
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Rapid Testing Available to all. Call 518-752-3221 for further information or see https://wellnow.com/locations/gloversville/
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CVS Gloversville

MinuteClinic COVID testing
(Drive up testing)

  • Symptomatic testing
  • Pre-Surgical testing

1013 State Highway 29A,
Gloversville NY 12078

Open Daily

Self-testing and being sent using MinuteClinic.

If someone does not have insurance, the CVS staff will ask for a social security card, driver’s license or state ID to submit the cost of the test to the federal program for the uninsured.

For more information: https://www.cvs.com/store-locator/cvs-pharmacy-address/1013+State+Hwy+29a-Gloversville-NY-12078/storeid=793
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