Monroe County, NY

Health Care Provider Information

Flu

Current Surveillance

DOH Flu Guidance 2013-2014

CDC Anti-Viral Guidance

CDC Rapid Testing Guidance

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

NYSDOH Guidance on EEE

Arboviral - Tick-borne Illness

NYSDOH Guidance on Testing and Reporting

Measles

NYSDOH Guidance for International Travel

CDC Anti-Viral Guidance

CDC Rapid Testing Guidance

Pertussis

Tdap Clinics for Adults

NYSDOH Guidance on Pertussis

CDC Guidance on Using PCR to Diagnose Pertussis

Wrestling Acquired Skin Infections

Memo from High School Athletic Association

DOH Guidance on Skin Infections in Athletes

HIV Testing Law in NYS

Effective Sept 2010 significant changes were made to the HIV testing law in New York State. Click here for complete information.

Rabies

Click here for NYS DOH 2010 Rabies Treatment Guidance

Health Information Line: 585 753-5600

A Health Information Line is frequently used when specific immediate actions are required of the public to safeguard their health or to provide general information such as locations of flu clinics.

New York State Health Department Clinician Information

The NYS Health Department is a valuable resource for clinicians seeking information on many health-related topics. Learn more at the New York State Department of Health website.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia provides health information on a wide variety of public health topics and numerous links to other sites with credible health information. Learn more at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

STD/HIV Disease Control Program

STD/HIV Control Program
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-5375 STD Services
  • Sexually transmitted disease surveillance
  • Education and follow up for persons recently diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis
  • Confidential partner services for select diagnoses
  • Free and confidential testing and treatment for STD

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Partner Notification Assistance Program (PNAP)

The Partner Notification Assistance Program provides consultation to physicians and other health and human service professionals and assistance for patients. Services For providers:
  • Discussion of partner notification options
  • Assisting a patient in developing a partner notification plan
  • Referral of patients for PNAP services
  • Outreach for patients who are lost to follow-up care

For patients:

  • Patient counseling and referral services
  • Notification of partners without revealing the patient’s name
  • Counseling on how to talk with partners about being exposed to HIV
  • Meeting with patient and partner to assist in the notification

In Monroe County, call 585 753-5375.

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Anonymous Testing for HIV

HIV is a virus that can cause AIDS. The HIV antibody test can tell if you have been infected by the virus. The anonymous HIV counseling and testing program provides counseling to discuss your concerns about HIV infection and AIDS. Counselors can help you identify ways to reduce your risk. Free anonymous HIV antibody testing with appropriate referrals is available through the New York State Health Department in Rochester. No names are used. For more information:
Phone: 585 423-8081
Toll-Free: 1-800-962-5063
TDD: 585 423-8120

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West Nile Virus

Picture of mosquito biting human.

West Nile virus (WNV) is an illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The illness is most serious for older people; healthy children and younger adults are at very low-risk for serious WNV infection.

Download the Larvicides Brochure (23k PDF).

More Information on West Nile Virus

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Cover Your Cough

Picture of woman covering mouth as she coughs.

To help prevent transmission of respiratory infections within medical practices and in the community, we are promoting the concept of “Cover Your Cough.” The attached materials describe various practices—including frequent hand washing—that will reduce the spread of various illnesses like flu and the common cold.

We encourage you to share this information with your patients and staff.

Cover Your Cough Promotional Materials

Learn more from the CDC on Hand Hygiene

 

 

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