Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) The mission of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of Erie County, New York residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Local public health department in Erie County, NY.

Mission: The mission of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of Erie County residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Next week: #COVID19 Antibody Testing in East Aurora (7/21) and Grand Island (7/23). Schedule online at https://onbase.er...
07/17/2020

Next week: #COVID19 Antibody Testing in East Aurora (7/21) and Grand Island (7/23). Schedule online at https://onbase.erie.gov/AppNet/UnityForm.aspx?key=UFKey or call (716) 858-2929. Available to Erie County residents ages 11 and older. Requires a blood draw from the arm. Free.

07/17/2020

The Corrective Action Plan (CAP) provided to ECDOH by The Cowboy has been reviewed and approved by our Division of Environmental Health and the close order has been lifted.

The close order for The Stage issued on 7/14 was lifted on 7/15 after its CAP was approved.

Wear a mask.
07/17/2020

Wear a mask.

07/17/2020

It's #WorldEmojiDay.
Some of our favorites.
😷 masks
🧼 soap
🏥 cancer screening
🚑 emergency services
🤸‍♂️exercise
🚰 clean water
👶 childhood immunizations
🚭 tobacco use and vaping cessation
🤱 breastfeeding-friendly workplaces
🐱 pet health and rabies shots
🏠 home safety

07/17/2020

Tune in right now to 7 Eyewitness News WKBW and AM Buffalo for a scheduled segment on schools with Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. https://www.wkbw.com/live

Happening next Saturday, July 25: ECDOH Health Fair in Amherst at 400 John James Audubon Parkway from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Sto...
07/16/2020

Happening next Saturday, July 25: ECDOH Health Fair in Amherst at 400 John James Audubon Parkway from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stop by and see staff from our community education team and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force.
Free Narcan, HIV Testing, Condoms, Colorectal
Cancer Screening Kits, COVID Information, Free Masks, Sanitizer and General Health Information as supplies are available.

Please share!

[Town of Amherst Emergency Services]

SMART is the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team for Erie County, NY- and you could be part of it! Medical & no...
07/16/2020

SMART is the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team for Erie County, NY- and you could be part of it! Medical & non-medical volunteers welcome. Learn more at http://www.erie.gov/smart or call (716) 858-7101.

[To our friends in fire departments, #EMS & law enforcement - please share!]

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
07/16/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening, especially across western New York. The primary hazards are damaging winds and heavy rainfall. An isolated tornado is also possible.

Live video update, July 15, 2020
07/15/2020

Live video update, July 15, 2020

07/15/2020

We've managed to reduce our #COVID19 numbers since April. However, this pandemic is not over. If we stop taking precautions, we could see skyrocketing cases like what many other parts of the country are seeing. #WearAMask.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCRfPPu6Z70

Add this number to your cell phone before you need it.Poison Control.1-800-222-1222cc American Association of Poison Con...
07/15/2020

Add this number to your cell phone before you need it.
Poison Control.
1-800-222-1222

cc American Association of Poison Control Centers

Share with a parent or grandparent.

07/15/2020

Our live video update with County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today. Watch on the Erie County, NY YouTube channel www.youtube.com/eriecountyny

The CDC Disease of the Week: Gonorrheahttps://www.cdc.gov/dotw/gonorrhea/index.html-Anyone who is sexually active can ge...
07/14/2020
Disease of the Week - Gonorrhea

The CDC Disease of the Week: Gonorrhea
https://www.cdc.gov/dotw/gonorrhea/index.html
-Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.
-Gonorrhea can be cured with the right medication.
-It is becoming harder to treat some gonorrhea, as drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing.
-Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems in both women and men.
-Untreated gonorrhea can increase a person’s risk of getting or transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

#gettested

This common disease can cause infection in the genitals, rectum, and throat. Visit CDC Disease of the Week!

Did You Know: Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the U.S. A history of sunburns can raise ...
07/14/2020

Did You Know: Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the U.S. A history of sunburns can raise a person’s risk of getting skin cancer.
Protect your skin & eyes. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in just 15 minutes. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm

Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein spoke to WBEN NewsRadio with a #COVID19 update in an interview broadcast this m...
07/14/2020
Reopening Schools and Coronavirus Latest In General - EC Health Commissioner Dr Gale Burstein

Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein spoke to WBEN NewsRadio with a #COVID19 update in an interview broadcast this morning. Listen here 📻: https://wben.radio.com/media/audio-channel/reopening-schools-and-coronavirus-latest-in-general-ec-health-commissioner-dr

Reopening Schools and Coronavirus Latest In General - EC Health Commissioner Dr Gale Burstein A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski Tuesday, July 14th 00:19:08 Download

From WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo - an interview with Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein on the increase in hospitali...
07/14/2020
Erie County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase among younger demographic

From WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo - an interview with Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein on the increase in hospitalizations and new #COVID19 cases in the 20-39 age groups. https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/erie-county-covid-19-hospitalizations-increase-among-younger-demographic/71-41bfcb9c-75cd-4904-b67b-9a6e0d50a2d0 (Welcome back, Claudine Ewing WGRZ).

Hospitalizations as a whole still remain low, but the county executive said the trend line is heading up.

Schedule a #COVID-19 antibody test for Thursday, July 23 at the Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. Appointments...
07/13/2020
COVID-19 Testing Information | Erie County, NY Department of Health

Schedule a #COVID-19 antibody test for Thursday, July 23 at the Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. Appointments preferred. Use our online registration system (www.erie.gov/covidtest) or call (716) 858-2929.
This test requires a blood draw from the arm. Available to Erie County residents ages 11 and older. No cost.

Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
The Town of Grand Island
Grand Island Police Department
Grand Island Fire Company

Note: If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others. 

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
07/12/2020

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites
ECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration:

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-testing-information#TestECDOHAB

ECDOH Antibody testing sites currently open for scheduling:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Sheridan Park Fire Department
738 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday July 16, 2020
Lancaster Senior Center
100 Oxford Place
Lancaster, NY 14086
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Town of Aurora Senior Center
101 King St
East Aurora, NY 14052
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Grand Island High School
1100 Ransom Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

If you have any issues with registration, please call 716-858-2929

Make your home safer today. - Remove trip hazards like loose rugs- Install grab bars and railings for older adults- Make...
07/11/2020
MAKE YOUR LIVING SPACES SAFER DURING NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH | Erie County, NY Department of Health

Make your home safer today.
- Remove trip hazards like loose rugs
- Install grab bars and railings for older adults
- Make sure stairways are well-lit and clear of objects
- Inspect outdoor walkways and stairs for trip hazards like cracks, tree roots and debris.

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=press/make-your-living-spaces-safer-during-national-healthy-homes-month

ERIE COUNTY, NY – With so many people now spending a significant amount of time at home, the Erie County Department of Health is urging homeowners and renters to reduce the risk of preventable injuries inside the home during National Healthy Homes Month in June.

Tomorrow in #Cheektowaga:Pop-up Community Outreach and Narcan Distribution in CheektowagaCome talk to our ECDOH team abo...
07/10/2020

Tomorrow in #Cheektowaga:
Pop-up Community Outreach and Narcan Distribution in Cheektowaga
Come talk to our ECDOH team about public health topics:
Cancer screening
Narcan kits (free!) and training
Emergency Narcan boxes for organizations and businesses
Free condoms
HIV tests
Masks and sanitizer as supplies last
And more....

9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dollar General Parking Lot.

Please wear a mask or cloth face covering.

Reduce chances of poisoning or overdose - keep all medications #upandaway, out of reach of children and pets. Keep in it...
07/10/2020
Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) & Medication Disposal Sites | Erie County, NY Department of Health

Reduce chances of poisoning or overdose - keep all medications #upandaway, out of reach of children and pets. Keep in its original container, and dispose of expired or unused medicines. Free community kiosks for safe med and needle disposal: https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=needle-disposal-amp-access

If not disposed of properly, prescription and over-the-counter medications pose a hazard to our environment and increases the chances of getting into the hands of children or others who may abuse the drugs.

Via 7 Eyewitness News WKBW & Katie Morse WKBW: "If you had to cancel any of those procedures [lung, breast, colon, prost...
07/10/2020
Did you cancel a cancer screening because of COVID-19?

Via 7 Eyewitness News WKBW & Katie Morse WKBW: "If you had to cancel any of those procedures [lung, breast, colon, prostate & cervical cancer screenings], now is the time to call & make an appointment." https://www.wkbw.com/rebound/why-it-is-so-important-to-reschedule-cancer-screenings
Call (716) 858-7376 for Cancer Screening Program eligibility and info or visit www.erie.gov/cancerservices.

Now that things are reopening, doctors are encouraging you to make sure you reschedule any preventative screenings you may have had to cancel.

Schedule a #COVID-19 antibody test for Tuesday, July 21 at the Town of Aurora Senior Center at 101 King Street. Appointm...
07/10/2020

Schedule a #COVID-19 antibody test for Tuesday, July 21 at the Town of Aurora Senior Center at 101 King Street. Appointments preferred. Use our online registration system (www.erie.gov/covidtest) or call (716) 858-2929.
This test requires a blood draw from the arm. Available to Erie County residents ages 11 and older. No cost.
Town of Aurora Emergency Management

There is a boil water notice for Village of Alden water system customers based on samples that tested positive for E. co...
07/09/2020

There is a boil water notice for Village of Alden water system customers based on samples that tested positive for E. coli.
Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. Or use bottled water certified for sale by the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. Please share this info with other people who drink this water.
Village of Alden, New York Alden, New York

Via US National Weather Service Buffalo NY: It's very, very hot.Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room,...
07/09/2020

Via US National Weather Service Buffalo NY: It's very, very hot.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Address

95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

The Erie County Department of Health does not provide medical advice. The information provided on the Erie County Department of Health website and other social media sites is not an attempt to practice medicine and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or issue. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the content found on the Erie County Department of Health website or this correspondence. Comments posted to this account will be monitored. Erie County reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including, but not limited to, those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 858-7690

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The Erie County (NY) Department of Health promotes and protects the health, safety and well-being of Erie County residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Led by Commissioner of Health Gale R. Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP, the Department has divisions for:


  • Public Health Services & Surveillance

  • Special Needs/Early Intervention

  • Public Health Laboratory

  • Environmental Health

  • Medical Examiner

  • Emergency Medical Services & Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response
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