Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) supports, protects and improves the health of our community.
The Community Health Needs Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the public health needs of the Capital Region and provides a broad array of health information useful in monitoring community health.
SCPHS launched a new Tickborne illness Prevention Dashboard to raise awareness and educate residents on the prevalence of ticks and tickborne illnesses within the County. The dashboard also includes prevention information, tick data collected by the NYS Department of Health and a link to an EPA-registered repellents search tool.
Request a Free Tick Kit
A limited number of free tick kits are available through SCPHS.
To request a kit, call (518) 386-2810.
The flu vaccination is key in aiding in protecting you, your family, and neighbors from the serious, even life-threatening, complications of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Benefits of Flu Vaccination:*
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) encourages all residents, particularly those working with the public, to receive the flu vaccine. The CDC recommends the seasonal flu vaccine for everyone six months or older, especially those individuals who are:
Flu shots are available at low- or no-cost from many area pharmacists and medical offices. Contact your doctor or locate a participating pharmacy near you by using the vaccine finder. Click here for the Vaccine Finder