Nursing and Clinical Services

Department of Community & Behavioral Health

 

- NURSING SERVICES -

LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICES AGENCY PROGRAMS (brochure [.pdf]):

Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program
Public Health Nurses are available to provide comprehensive home based services, to families, that start during pregnancy or after a child is born.  Home visits provide education, support, and case management services to assist parents with the healthy development of their child, including breastfeeding. Call (845) 486-3419.

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to children with elevated blood lead levels.  Environmental investigations are also available. Call (845) 486-3419.  Addidtional information is available on our Lead Program page.

Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to infants born to mothers who are Hepatitis B positive. Call (845) 486-3419.


 

 

Little Girl image- CLINICAL SERVICES -
Clinic Location Tel: (845) 486-3535 clinics@dutchessny.gov

Childhood Immunizations (Flyer [.pdf]|  NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance
We offer required and recommended childhood immunizations for individuals less than 19 years of age. Those less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, adult aunt/uncle or adult brother/sister. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.

Adult Immunizations (Flyer [.pdf])
The Department offers Adult Immunizations and Screenings and is ideal for those individuals who need immunizations for employment. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.

 

Flu & Pneumonia Immunization Clinic

Flu and Pneumonia immunization is available at our Adult Immunization clinic on Monday.  To schedule an appointment or find out more, call 845-486-3535 or email clinics@dutchessny.gov.


Communicable Disease Screening including Sexually Transmitted Infections Program
Testing, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are available. All services are free, and confidential. Referrals are made for those persons needing additional services. Call (845) 486-3535.

 

International Travel Immunizations
Vaccine and health information are available for anyone planning to travel internationally. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Information for International Travel Guide  |  CDC's Traveler's Health website

HIV Program
HIV testing is available by appointment. All testing is free of charge and both "anonymous" and "confidential" testing is offered. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535. Partner Services Program is also available to persons living with HIV/AIDS who want to inform partners of possible exposure to HIV, and to health care provider servicing HIV positive patients.

Tuberculosis Control Program
Clinic and case management services for the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis for uninsured persons. Tuberculosis (Mantoux) testing is provided however, persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535



- CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS -

Early Intervention Program
Families with infants and toddlers who have special needs may be eligible to receive services to enhance the child's growth and development. Call (845) 486-3518 for referrals.

Preschool Special Education Program
Services are provided for children with special needs, ages 3-5, in conjunction with the family's school district. Call your local school district's Office of Special Education for referrals. For other information about the program, call (845) 486-2759.



- CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS PROGRAM -

What is the Children With Special Health Care Needs Program? (brochure [.pdf])

It is a referral service for families with health and related concerns.  It includes the Children with Special Health Care Needs program and the Physically Handicapped Children’s Program.

 

What services do they provide? 

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program refers children ages birth to 21 who are diagnosed or at risk for a developmental delay or disability that:

  • Effects a child physically, behaviorally or intellectually;
  • Is ongoing or chronic;
  • Requires health or health-related interventions beyond what a typical developing child would need.

Call for more information: (845) 486-3419.

RESOURCE:  Article:  Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know 


Physically Handicapped Children's Program

Offers financial assistance to Dutchess County families of children with severe chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities. The PHCP will directly pay providers for services including:

  • Initial Diagnostic Evaluations Referrals
  • Clinic Visits for Specialty Care
  • Hearing Aids

Note: Families must live in Dutchess County and meet the income eligibility guideline for conditions covered by the program.

Please contact us if you think you may qualify or have any questions at (845) 486-3419.

RESOURCE:  Article:  Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know 



- RABIES PROGRAMS -

Rabies Post Exposure Program
Administration of, or the arrangement for the administration of rabies vaccine for treatment of rabies exposure. For more information about Rabies, visit our Rabies & Other Zoonotics page.  Call (845) 486-3404.

 

 

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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