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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!

Free Rabies clinic

Potsdam Rabies Clinic registration is now open. All clinics now REQUIRE pre-registration, there will be no walk-ins. 

Please arrive at your scheduled time to prevent congestion. Animals must have a collar and leash, and cats must be in an animal carrier or a pillowcase. All animals must be under the control of an adult.

To register, please follow this link: Welcome to CDMS Registration (


Updated 3/11/2024

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:

We are Hiring!

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

St. Lawrence County Job Postings

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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