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STD Diagnosis, Treatment and HIV testing
STD diagnosis and treatment is provided through a contract with St. Mary's Hospital at the Amsterdam Memorial Campus. There is no charge for any Fulton County resident who attends the clinic and is treated for an STD. Call (518) 841-3413 for an appointment

Every 9½ minutes someone in the US is infected with HIV. I got the facts. Act Against AIDS: NineAndaHalfMinutes.org
May - 13 - 2010 by Fulton County Public Health

Important Vaccine Information for our Residents
On October 1, 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. The U. S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid. Three Federal government offices have a role in the VICP:

the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and
the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the Court).
The VICP is located in the HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation.

More information can be found at: Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Information and instructions regarding the use of vaccine information statements (VIS) can be found at: Instructions for the use of VIS

Healthcare Providers: Looking for a good resource for vaccine information? Check out The Immunization Action Coalition

Other websites of importance:
NYSDOH Immunization Program

CDC Vaccine Information

During Flu season:
NYSDOH Seasonal Flu information

CDC Seasonal Influenza information

Effective October 1, 2012, Local Health Departments may not administer publicly funded vaccine to fully privately insured patients under any circumstances.

Insured patients are not eligible for publicly funded vaccine if they are enrolled in a commercial health insurance plan that provides coverage for the vaccine(s) being administered. Federal Vaccine for Children program requirements consider such patients fully insured even if the commercial health insurance plan does not reimburse for the full cost of the vaccine or the commercial health insurance plan has a deductible.
Apr - 16 - 2010 by Fulton County Public Health

Pregnant or a New Mom and still smoking? New York State Smokers' Quitline - Call Now!
Are you ready to quit smoking? If you are having a difficult time trying to quit, you can call the toll-free Smokers' Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487). There are many benefits of quitting, including:
- breathing easier and reducing your risk of cancer, stroke and heart attacks
- your teeth will be whiter
- reduce your risk of wrinkles and aging skin
- your home, car, clothing and breath will smell better
- you will save $ ...A $5 pack a day habit costs $1825.00 a year

Better for you, better for baby!

For more tobacco information and cessation resources, contact Project ACTION at 841-7123 or HealthLink at 736-1120.
New York State Smokers Quitline Website
May - 29 - 2009 by Fulton County Public Health

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Need Health Insurance?
All Fulton County residents need Health Insurance. Affordable health insurance is available!

New York State has a health insurance plan for kids called Child Health Plus.
This plan is available through dozens of providers throughout the state. For information, please go to:
Child Health Plus

If you need help applying for Child Health Plus, the following community agencies can assist:

Nathan Littauer Hospital Association

Saratoga Hospital
518-580-2021 or 888-242-1418

Adults can get afforable health insurance too. For more information, please go to: AccessNY Health Care
Mar - 21 - 2012 by Fulton County Public Health

Are you at a healthy weight?
Physical activity, nutrition and a healthy weight are cornerstones to good health . Make it a family affair!

Although this tool is for aduts, information on children's BMI can be found by clicking the "What is BMI" button.

Feb - 03 - 2012 by Fulton County Public Health

Protect your Child from Lead Poisoning!
Did you know that Lead Poisoning poses a great risk to our children? Because of our old housing stock, many Fulton County children are at risk of lead poisoning. Learn how to protect your child by clicking on the button below.

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Sep - 14 - 2010 by Fulton County Public Health

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