Nursing Services

Contact Information

Mary Younge, RN, CIC

Manager, Public Health Nursing Services

111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY  14620
Phone:  585 753-5173
Fax:  585 753-5188

The Nursing Services Division protects and promotes the health of our community one individual and family at a time; through support, education, empowerment and direct nursing care services.

Programs include:

Immunization Program

Click here for Back-to-School Immunization information.

Immunization Program
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York 14620
Phone: 585 753-5150
Fax: 585 753-5160

E-mail us questions at:  immclinic@monroecounty.gov; please do not use email to make appointments

  • Tuesday, 9 am - Noon, 1-4 pm (by appointment; call 753-5150)
  • Wednesday, Noon - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 9 am - Noon (by appointment; call 753-5150)

Please plan on at least 1 hour for your visit; child visits may take longer.

Please bring:

  • Identification
  • Insurance cards
  • Past Immunization Records
  • All letters received from school or work

The mission of the Immunization Program is to prevent vaccine preventable disease among Monroe County residents by immunizing adults and children and educating residents about the importance of vaccine preventable diseases.

Immunization Program Staff:

  • Immunize adults and children against Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Haemophilus B influenza (Hib), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Influenza, Meningococcal disease, and Pneumococcal disease.
  • Conduct community outreach clinics to immunize “at risk” populations against Hepatitis A and B.
  • Respond to disease outbreaks by conducting special immunization clinics, e.g. Meningitis, Hepatitis A.
  • Conduct annual “back-to-school” clinics for Rochester and Monroe County students.
  • Participate in the CDC Vaccines for Children Program.
  • Serve as an information source about immunization and immunization requirements to area schools, day care centers, private provider offices, and to the general public.
  • Conduct immunization audits in providers’ offices to determine immunization rates.
  • Provide feedback to providers about methods to increase immunization rates to meet Healthy People 2020 goals.
  • Partner with the Monroe County Medical Society and the New York State Department of Health to re-distribute available vaccine in times of shortage and delay.
  • Participate in regional immunization coalitions.
  • Coordinate the Perinatal Hepatitis B program to ensure adequate testing and treatment of babies born to mothers with Hepatitis B.
  • Collaborate with the Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness in bioterrorism prevention planning.

Flu Shot Information
NYS Health Department Immunization Web Site
CDC Vaccine and Immunization Web Site
NYS Health Department Flu Web Site
CDC Flu Web Site
Immunization Action Coalition

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Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program

The goal of the Tuberculosis Control Program is to decrease the incidence of TB in Monroe County through effective screening, health education, outreach to those at risk and appropriate treatment.

In addition to clinical consultation, the program provides the following services.

  • Referrals
  • Directly Observed Therapy
  • TB Exposure Control
  • Educational Presentations
  • Community Based Programs
  • Outreach Programs
  • Refugee Program

The Tuberculosis Clinic is located at 111 Westfall Road and is open as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed Noon -1:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, 8:30 am - Noon, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Appointments are required for most services. Call 585 753-5162 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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STD/HIV Disease Control Program

We improve the health of the community through the provision of biomedical and behavioral interventions, including provider training. Special emphasis is on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV, through community collaborations, particularly for underserved populations.

STD/HIV Control Program
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-5391

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 585 753-5391.

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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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Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

Bullshead Plaza
855 West Main St.
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: 585 753 5481

The STD Clinic staff is committed to providing high quality STD/HIV care to you in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We provide education about STDs and HIV and talk with you about ways to reduce risky sexual behavior and promote healthier choices. Many STDs and HIV are not curable, so prevention is the only “medicine.” Your health is our concern.

This is a public health clinic and your confidentiality is protected by public health laws. Everything you tell us is completely confidential.

All services are free and minors (under 18 years of age) do not need their parent’s consent to be seen.

No Appointment is needed. Walk in Hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. Specially trained nurses will visit in your home throughout your pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2-years old.

Any woman who is pregnant with her first child and meets income requirements can enroll.  Many working families qualify. Individuals who participate in other programs, such as food stamps, Medicaid, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), may automatically be income-eligible.

Women are encouraged to enroll early in their pregnancy.  They must enroll before the 28th week of pregnancy in order to be eligible for the program. 

There is no charge for this program.

Nurses will visit every week for the first month after you enroll, and for six weeks after your baby’s birth. Otherwise, visits are scheduled every two weeks during business hours, but flexible and less frequent visits may be scheduled as needed.

    
The nurse will help you:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
  • Prepare for labor and delivery and find the things you need for your baby
  • Learn how to be a good parent
  • Learn how to encourage normal growth and development in your child
  • Build a strong network of support for you and your baby
  • Make your home a safe place to live and play
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services
  • Find ways to continue your education and to develop job skills
  • Set goals for your future and help you reach them

For more information, or to make a referral, call: (585) 753-BABY (753-2229).  You may also visit the national web site to learn more about the NFP program.

Nurse Family Partnership National Web Site



 

Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC)

The WIC Program is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that serves pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five. To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident of New York State and have a household income of less than 185% of the poverty level. For more information on income eligibility guidelines, please click here. Fill out this Pre-Screening Tool to see if you might qualify for WIC.

For Monroe County WIC site locations and hours click here.

(WIC) provides nutritious foods, including low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, eggs, whole grains, peanut butter/beans, vegetables and fruits. WIC strongly promotes breastfeeding as the best way to feed your baby. Breastfeeding support is available through our WIC Nutritionists and the Peer Counselor Program (753-5640). Formula is also available for infants who are either partially breastfed or fully formula fed. For more information on breastfeeding, please click here.

WIC has been shown to improve the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants and children. The foods provided through WIC are a good source of essential nutrients that are often missing from the diets of women and young children. Pregnant women on WIC have longer healthier pregnancies and fewer premature births.
If you would like to apply for WIC, please call the Monroe County WIC Program at 753-4942. You can print the forms you will need by clicking on the links below. Forms can be submitted by FAX at 753-5272.

  • Medical referral form for women
  • Medical referral form for infants/children
  • If you are currently on WIC and need the authorization form for someone to pick up or cash your checks, click here
  • If you are currently on WIC and must request a medically prescribed WIC approved formula for your infant/child, click here to print the required form and have your doctor complete it. 
  • If you are moving or are planning to change WIC programs, click here for the required form. 
  • If you want to know what foods you are allowed to purchase with your WIC checks, click here
  • If you are looking for a Health Care Provider, click here and select the type of provider needed.
  • If you want information on Chemical Dependency/Gambling Treatment programs, click here

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