INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
First time moms and high-risk moms residing in Fulton County are offered a one-time phone session with a nurse to provide postpartum and newborn care health education and health guidance. Offered are available resources and instructions on newborn care, feeding (including breastfeeding support), infant growth and development.
Family planning and resource information is available to anyone by calling or stopping by the office.
WIC is a federally funded program to provide nutrition education and supplemental foods for Women, Infants and Children at nutritional risk. For information on WIC call 518-853-8363 or 518-725-2310. Public Health and WIC program staff collaborate to share health and community resource information to women of childbearing years.
Lead poisoning is a danger for every baby and child.
Lead paint was commonly used in houses built before 1978. Children living in these homes are, therefore, at a higher risk. Cracking, peeling paint chips and dust from opening and closing windows are the most common exposure sources.
Elevated lead levels can result in developmental delays or brain damage if not treated. Fulton County Public Health holds a lead testing clinic once a month at our office for those children underinsured or with no insurance.
Charges are based on a sliding fee scale.
The majority of our children receive a prescription from their family physician and have testing done at a local hospital laboratory.
Tests are available to children aged 6 months to 18 years and results are sent to Fulton County Public Health for follow-up and risk reduction education.