The Cayuga County Health Department is diligently responding to COVID-19 by conducting disease surveillance, monitoring of quarantined individuals, facilitating and performing swabbing. Communication has taken place with many community partners including Auburn Community Hospital, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, schools, organizations and businesses. Staff have been fielding questions and concerns from members of the public.
The Cayuga County Health Department remains open, but our offices will be closed to the public unless an appointment is made. Please call the following numbers if you have any questions or need to discuss a public health issue.
Community Health: 315-253-1560. While staff are responding to COVID-19, the Cayuga County Health Department still continues to perform our mandatory services. These include communicable disease control monitoring and investigations and programs that serve pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children.
Nursing services are limiting face-to-face interactions at this time and existing clients will be visited through tele-health exchange. All breastfeeding mothers in the community experiencing difficulty nursing their child should still reach out to the Health Department by either calling 315-253-1560, or by sending a direct message through the Cayuga County Breastfeeding Connection Facebook page to speak with one of our Certified Lactation Counselors.
WIC: 315-253-1406. Cayuga County WIC continues to provide services to the community. All sites including our main office location in Auburn and our sites in Cato and Moravia are closed to the public at this time. However, all appointments are being completed over the phone. Your benefits will not be cancelled and you must complete your appointment over the phone to have any additional benefits loaded to your eWIC card. Because all communication is happening over the phone, it is very important that we have accurate contact information so we can reach you. Please call us with any changes to your contact information to avoid a lapse in benefits. We continue to accept new applications through our website or by phone. Call our office if you have any questions and follow our Facebook page for updates.
Immunization Clinics are cancelled until further notice. If you had an appointment scheduled, a staff member from the Cayuga County Health Department will contact you to reschedule at an appropriate time in the future.
Early Intervention: 315-253-1560. At this time, there will be no home visits. If appropriate, some therapy visits may be conducted through a teletherapy platform. IFSP reviews can be done via phone conferences. Please reach out to your service coordinator with any questions. Early Intervention is also suspending intake visits on any new referrals.
Environmental Health: 315-253-1405. For questions or concerns related to rabies, food borne illnesses, public water, restaurants, mobile home parks, or other Environmental Health issues.