Jefferson County Public Health Service (JCPHS) provides a variety of programs including Clinical Services (Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Immunization Clinic, Travel Health Services), Communicable Disease Control, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Child Find Program, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Children with Special Health Care Needs/Physically Handicapped Children's Program, Home Health Care and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) home visits. MCH home visits are helpful for: young families, families with a lack of social support, first time breastfeeding moms, premature infants, high risk pregnancy, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic violence, multiples, infants with special needs, and post-partum depression.
Home health care provides multiple in-home services such as nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social worker and case management. 24 hour on-call nurse to address patient issues, take referrals and provide guidance.
In addition to prevention programs, JCPHS provides health promotion through a wide range of social, environmental, and policy interventions, which are guided by the 5 priority action plans set fort in the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: New York State's Health Improvement Plan. The five priority areas include: prevent chronic diseases; promote healthy and safe environments; promote healthy women, infants and children; promote mental health and prevent substance abuse; prevent HIV, seuxally transmitted diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and healthcare-associated infections.