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Public Health

About Us

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has been serving the county since 1936. We offer a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well-being; and that of the community.

Mission Statement

To ensure the health, safety, and quality of life for all St. Lawrence County residents. The department is dedicated to protecting the health of our community by:

  • Controlling the spread of disease;
  • Promoting healthy choices;
  • Providing timely health information;
  • Promoting the health and development of infants and children;
  • Plan for and help to mitigate any public health emergency. 

The department’s philosophy is that prevention is better than a cure, healthy families need healthy environments, safety first must be a way of life, and that people must be empowered to take care of themselves.

Press Releases

Public Health Matters Newsletter

We are Hiring!

increased respiratory illness

Updated 1/4/2024

What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19


If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed:

What to Do If You Tested Positive for COVID-19


Any positive COVID-19 test means the virus was detected and you have or recently had an infection, for more informantion:

Reporting a Positive COVID-19 at Home Test


Fill out this online form


Call: 315-386-2325 

(Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm)


Email: [email protected]

Affirmation of Isolation 


Complete if you or your child or dependent has tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in isolation:

Please note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the "use by" date for many Flowflex COVID-19 home test kits.


We are Hiring!

For more information on how to apply for Public Health positions, visit:

St. Lawrence County Job Postings

Shield with a syringe and vaccine vial with text "St. Lawrence County Public Health is offering several Mpox Vaccine Clinics. Sign up here or call 315-229-3452.

For Information Regarding Substance Use, Please Visit:

St. Lawrence County Partners for Overdose Prevention

Annual Report  

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department's 2022 Annual Report can be found here.


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