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Public Health

Health Services

Schenectady County Public Health offers a variety of services for residents and businesses. 


The Baby Cafe

This program is paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Baby Cafe is a free drop-in services offering breastfeeding support for pregnant and/or new parents in the community. Siblings and partners are welcome. 

Health Schenectady Neighborhoods and Families

The Schenectady County Healthy Neighborhoods Program is designed to reduce housing-related illness and injury. This voluntary program is funded by the New York State Department of Health and is completely free to residents. It is a home visit based program conducted by public health nurses and targets residences located in the 12303, 12304, 12307, and 12308 zip codes. During the home visit, public health nurses conduct a health and safety assessment and provide health and safety education to families and individuals.

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Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) supports, protects and improves the health of our community.

For all COVID-19 related information, including community testing information, please use the banner at the top of the screen.

Public Defender

Representing Indigent Individuals

The Public Defender’s Office represents indigent individuals in Criminal Court, Family Court, and County Court proceedings.


Legal Service Components

In compliance with federal and state constitutions, the Schenectady County Public Defender’s Office is a legal service component of Schenectady County Government which:

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