Schaffer Heights,107 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308   ♦   (518) 386-2810


Mission Statement:

Schenectady County Public Health supports, protects and improves the health of our community.

Coronavirus (COVID19)

The coronavirus is a respiratory pathogen spread by coughing that can cause an illness ranging from mild to severe.

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS), in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, local hospitals and healthcare providers, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

SCPHS is prepared to identify and manage suspect cases and will implement appropriate control measures, as needed, to prevent the spread of disease locally.

Risk to Schenectady County Residents: LOW

At this time, risk of illness is directly linked to travel to the affected area or close contact with a confirmed case. 


State Coronavirus website


Novel Coronavirus: What New Yorkers Should Know

Novel Coronavirus - A message from New York State Health's Commissioner

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Needs Assessment

Every 3 years, Ellis Hospital, Sunnyview Rehab Hospital and Schenectady County Public Health Services go through a process to write a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan. This is done by reviewing community level health data with our stakeholders, discussing the data at our Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community, and by posting a survey to request input from the broader community. As a result of all of this information combined, we determine priority areas that the Schenectady County Community would like to work on for the Community Health Improvement Plan cycle.

Lean more about the the Community Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Needs Assessment.

Free Overdose Prevention & Narcan Training 2020

Schenectady County Public Health Services was granted a Certificate of Approval to operate an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. The program attendees learn how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to a suspected overdose, how to administer Narcan, to provide a Narcan kit and/or N-CAP information, and related resources.

This program is offered for free to all Schenectady County employees, Ellis Hospital employees, Schenectady County CBO employees, and Schenectady County residents.

**This program does NOT constitute medical education for providers in terms of clinical certification.**

Location: Ellis McClellan Conference Center, 600 McClellan St., Schenectady NY 12304

Program Dates/Time: Held the second Wednesday of each month from 9-10am

January 8; February 12; March 11

April 8; May 13; June 10

July 8; August 12; September 9

October 14; December 9

RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Lauren Stairs, either by phone (518) 386-2824 ext. 256 or email by the 5th of the month in which you plan to attend.



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