Clinic Services & Disease Control

Broome County Health Department Clinics Division works to prevent infection and transmission of communicable diseases. Our programs include clinics open to the public, care coordination for certain conditions, health education, and surveillance of communicable diseases.

Your well-being and privacy are at the heart of what we do. Our services are provided in a convenient, compassionate, and confidential setting.

Call our Clinics Reception Desk at 607-778-2839 or read on to discover what we offer!


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic

Our Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic is available to people who may have come into contact with a sexually transmitted disease or may be at risk of doing so.

Please visit our STD webpage to learn about sexual health resources, including what we offer and how to schedule an appointment at our clinic.


Immunizations

If you or a family member needs a vaccine, Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic provides routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all age groups.

In addition to our clinic, we are a resource for individuals and families, healthcare providers, schools, and other professionals in Broome County. We offer extensive immunization outreach, education, and technical support.

Visit our immunizations webpage to learn more.


Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic

Broome County Health Department’s Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic provides for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of TB in Broome County. We work directly with patients who have TB and their family or people they may have exposed.

Our TB Clinic accepts referrals from health professionals, health care facilities, and congregate living establishments in the community. TB staff are available to answer questions from these sources, as well. 

Learn more about our TB Clinic and services on our TB webpage.


HIV Counseling & Testing Services

HIV testing is available at Broome County Health Department, including anonymous HIV testing.

Specially trained staff can provide information and programs about HIV/AIDS to individuals and groups in the community, as well.

To make a testing appointment or learn more about our HIV services, please visit our HIV webpage.


Lead Poisoning Care Coordination and Prevention

Broome County Health Department follows up with families of children who have an elevated blood lead level, helping connect them to services to assist with their child’s development, providing education to reduce further lead exposure, and do home visits to identify lead hazards.

Our staff provide education and outreach on lead poisoning hazards, screening, and prevention, too. We are a resource for healthcare/ service providers and community members, alike.

Please visit the New York State Department of Health website to learn more about lead.


Welcome Baby: Parent Education

Broome County Health Department provides outreach to parents of newborn babies who live in Broome County. If you get a call from our Public Health Nurse, don’t worry! We check in with all parents to make sure you have everything you need and to answer any questions you might have about your baby. In the meantime, explore parenting resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Communicable Disease Control

One of the most important jobs of any health department is to investigate diseases and outbreaks. Doctors, hospitals and laboratories are required by law to report certain diseases to New York State Department of Health, which in turn reports to Broome County Health Department. These diseases include COVID-19, meningitis, measles, whooping cough, and many more.

If you get a call from our communicable disease staff, they will ask you questions to try to find out where the disease came from and who else might have been exposed, recommend precautions to prevent further spread, and discuss treatment if needed. All information you share is kept confidential and is used to protect other people from getting a contagious disease.

Our communicable disease staff work closely with local hospitals, healthcare providers, and other healthcare facilities. If you are a health professional or community member with a communicable disease question or concern, give us a call or visit the CDC’s website to learn more.


Health Education

Our staff can provide health education to individuals, groups, and professionals. We are happy to table at an event, present at a meeting, or speak at a function. Give us a call!