Erie County Family Planning Center

Erie County Family Planning Center We provide education & support to help you select the most effective and appropriate contraceptive method for you in a confidential, non-judgmental, comprehensive and patient-centered manner.
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Information about the Erie County Family Planning Center is now shared on the main Erie County Department of Health (ECD...
05/20/2019

Information about the Erie County Family Planning Center is now shared on the main Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) page.
The Center's hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call (716) 858-2779 for more information.

CDC STD
09/06/2018

CDC STD

Providers: CDC announced continued concerns about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea just last week at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference. Keep CDC's STD Treatment Guidelines handy to ensure your patients are treated correctly! https://go.usa.gov/xPxxd

We can help you choose the birth control method that best fits your lifestyle. Call us for an appointment today!
05/15/2018
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Birth Control?

We can help you choose the birth control method that best fits your lifestyle. Call us for an appointment today!

How much do you know about birth control methods? WebMD busts myths about pregnancy prevention.

How (and when) you put one on matters, as do several other things.
03/01/2018
Quiz: The Naked Truth About Condoms

How (and when) you put one on matters, as do several other things.

How well do condoms protect you from STDs? Where should you keep them? Find out if you have your condom facts covered by taking this WebMD quiz.

Study finds no link between birth control and depressionA new review of research finds there's no link between progestin...
02/27/2018
The relationship between progestin hormonal contraception and depression: a systematic review

Study finds no link between birth control and depression
A new review of research finds there's no link between progestin-only birth control and depression. Doctors and patients have long lacked firm evidence on whether progestin-based birth control — which includes the hormonal implant and birth control injections — increases a woman's risk of depression. And while there have been lots of studies on the possible connection, it’s been difficult to come up with concrete evidence from a randomized clinical trial because women, understandably, don’t want to be randomly assigned to skip effective birth control. So researchers reviewed more than two dozen studies and concluded that, right now, there’s no solid evidence to suggest there’s an association.

We performed a systematic review to look for an association between progestin-only contraception and depression.

02/09/2018
CDC VetoViolence

CDC VetoViolence

Help prevent risks for dating violence in teen years so healthy relationship skills last into adulthood. Learn more: go.usa.gov/cKzv7

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
01/05/2018
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and a 2016 Harvard Chan study found that women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years—instead of every three years, as currently recommended.

Check it out! Our Wednesday hours have changed!
01/04/2018

Check it out! Our Wednesday hours have changed!

Come in and see us--we'll help you make the decision that is right for you.
11/16/2017
How To Choose Which IUD Is Right For You

Come in and see us--we'll help you make the decision that is right for you.

There are more IUD options than ever before. Here’s what you need to know to find the best fit.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
10/20/2017
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"Everyone has a story to tell and should have a platform to tell it – without fear or discomfort, and with love and support," writes JHSPH's Tara Sullivan.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
10/09/2017
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

In 2008, contraceptive use averted approximately 44% of maternal deaths around the world.

(via Maternal Health Task Force)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
10/04/2017
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"Every one of our lives is affected by whether or not we have access to quality contraceptive information and services," says Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs - CCP's Liz Futrell, who was recently named a 2017 120 Under 40 winner. "It's time we talk about it."

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
07/26/2017
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Vaccines Are Vital for Everyone
AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Vaccination is a key public health priority; important because it not only protects the vaccinated person, but also prevents the spread of disease in the community. This is especially vital to those most vulnerable to serious complications: infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.

“Everyone, from infants on up to seniors, should have their vaccination needs assessed regularly by their healthcare provider or at their pharmacy,” said Erie County Commissioner of Health (“ECDOH”), Dr. Gale Burstein. “Certain vaccines are recommended based on a person’s age, occupation or health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”), diabetes, heart disease or smoking status.

Parents can do a number of things to foster a healthy future for their child. Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from serious diseases. One of the most important actions parents can take is to make sure their children are up to date on their vaccines.

Babies receive vaccinations that protect them from 14 serious diseases by age 2. It is very important that babies receive all doses of each vaccine, as well as receive each vaccination on time. Following the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health. If a child falls behind the recommended immunizations schedule, vaccines can still be given to “catch-up” the child before adolescence.

When children are not immunized, the results can be devastating. Each year, thousands of children in the United States become seriously ill with vaccine-preventable diseases. Short of basic sanitation and nutrition, no medical intervention has done more to save lives and prevent disease than immunizations.

“The positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants is a tremendous public health achievement,” stated Burstein. “If parents choose to immunize their children with an alternative schedule, they are essentially performing an experiment on their own children. Only recommended immunization schedules have been scientifically proven to be effective. Alternative schedules have not been studied.”

Preteens and teens should receive four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:
• HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV
• Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis)
• Annual flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu
• MCV4 (quadrivalent) meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia)
Teens and young adults may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

HPV vaccine is important because it can prevent infections that can cause cancer later in life.
• HPV is for 11-12 year old girls AND boys
• Only 2 doses are required if vaccinated before age 15 years.
• HPV vaccine is an “anti-cancer vaccine”
• Only 60% of girls & 42% of boys have been vaccinated (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
• HPV is linked to several cancers, including cervical, oral, and anal

Adults also need immunizations, especially into the senior years. All adults should receive appropriate vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and can spread certain illnesses on to others, including newborns.

Immunization is a shared responsibility. To learn more about the vaccines recommended for yourself and your family, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines, speak with your healthcare provider, or call the ECDOH Immunization Clinic (located at Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William St., Buffalo 14206) at (716) 858-7687. For additional detailed information, please refer to the “Immunization Resources” flyer found attached to this press release. This flyer can also be found on our website through the link: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=ecdoh-immunization-information
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Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
05/18/2017
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

U.S. female life expectancy now averages a full eight decades – barring accidents or major health issues. With all that living to look forward to, it’s a good idea to adopt healthy habits as early in life as possible. Many of the steps to better health are easily followed and can both improve the quality of life, as well as extend it.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
01/13/2017
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what you do around birth control in the US, there is going to be some kind of political backlash,” said Krishna Upadhya, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Medicine and a member of the Oral Contraceptives Over-the-Counter Working Group. “But I actually think this is one of the great reasons to support having over-the-counter access,” she added.

01/11/2017
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Did you know? The Erie County Family Planning Center offers birth control and sexual health services caringly and confidentially provided free or at low cost.

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
01/11/2017
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Did you know January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month? Free screenings for uninsured individuals are available through the Erie County Cancer Services Program.

12/09/2016
Skyla: The newest IUD option | Go Ask Alice!

Come see us and we can answer your questions about whether an IUD is right for you.

Dear Alice, I just read about Skyla. Tell me more! Who is the best candidate for it? How does it differ from the other two options on the market (ParaGard and Mirena)? If I have had sensitivities to hormonal birth control ("the pill") in the past, would this be a good option for me to explore? Thank...

Considering an IUD? Come in and speak with our family planning experts and they can provide the information you need to ...
11/22/2016
Which IUD Should You Get?

Considering an IUD? Come in and speak with our family planning experts and they can provide the information you need to make an informed decision. To make an appointment, call 716-858-2743.

The pros and cons of the five T-shaped soldiers available.

LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive) is #birthcontrol, not #STD & #HIV prevention. Use #condoms too! More info: g...
10/12/2016
Preventing Teen Pregnancy

LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive) is #birthcontrol, not #STD & #HIV prevention. Use #condoms too! More info: go.usa.gov/xkP3q or call us at 716.858.2743!

Teen childbearing can carry health, economic, and social costs for mothers and their children. Teen births in the US have declined, but still more than 273,000 infants were born to teens ages 15 to 19

Steep decline in teenage pregnancy rate shows the results of concerted efforts - The Buffalo News
09/15/2016
Steep decline in teenage pregnancy rate shows the results of concerted efforts - The Buffalo News

Steep decline in teenage pregnancy rate shows the results of concerted efforts - The Buffalo News

Teenage pregnancy is down and the reason has not to do with either abstinence or abortion: It’s about birth control.That was the conclusion of researchers from the Guttmacher Institute and Columbia University, whose report was published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Th... - The Buffalo...

American Public Health Association
09/02/2016
American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

Long-acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are the most effective form of birth control — but many people don’t know how effective they are, or how to access them. A new program in Delaware is working to make LARC the public health choice for patients and providers alike. Read more in The Nation’s Health

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
07/20/2016

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WHO ARE WILLING TO BE "SHOT"***
We are seeking moulage "victims" for an Active Shooter Training course on Monday 7/25 & Tuesday 7/26.
The Erie County Division of EMS, Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (Special Operations), and the Erie County Sheriff have developed an intense active shooter training course for EMS and Law Enforcement personnel.
To facilitate a realistic scenario, volunteers are needed as "victims". Each victim will be given a detailed patient profile (scenario, injuries, and vital signs) and moulaged (use of theatrical make-up and fake wounds used for training purposes). As this is anactive shooter training, most of the moulage will include gunshot wounds and bleeding.
Volunteers are needed:
--Monday July 25th in Lancaster 2:00--8:00 pm
--Tuesday July 26th in West Seneca9:00 am--2:00 pm OR 12:00--8:00 pm
Volunteers may sign up for either day, or both! Due to the nature of this exercise, High School, College, and adult (parents) volunteers are preferred. Please be aware that it takes time to “moulage” victims, so you may be there a while before the actual drill starts.
Students and Scouts will receive a letter of participation that can be utilized for community service hours or Emergency Preparedness Drill requirements (Boy Scouts).
This is a great opportunity for high school/college students to earn community service hours! Send us a private Facebook message (include email and cell phone #) or email [email protected] to register ASAP!
Please SHARE!
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Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
07/20/2016

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Free FOOD
Free Health SCREENINGS
Free CONDOMS
Free TESTS
plus POKEMON Incense being burned during the Open House to attract Pokemon!!
FRIDAY--JULY 22--10AM--3PM
JESSE NASH HEALTH CENTER
608 William St., Buffalo
Please SHARE!!

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
07/15/2016
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

OPEN HOUSE & HEALTH FAIR!
Join us next Friday, July 22nd from 10am--3pm at Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St. in Buffalo! Free health screenings and tests, free information and giveaways and free lunch!

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
06/02/2016

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Join us in June to help plan Erie County's public health priorities for the next 3 years at one of our "Community Conversations" Please SHARE!
Each 90-minutes session from 6--7:30pm will include light refreshments.
There is limited space at each session so sign up now!
Please register.RSVP on line:
Monday, June 6th www.Ecdoh-cha-caz.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, June 7th www.ecdoh-cha-uw.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, Jun 14th www.ecdoh-cha-sfh.eventbrite.com
Monday, June 20th www.ecdoh-cha-ecfta.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, June 21s, Merriweather Library
www.ecdoh-cha-ml.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, June 21st Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
www.ecdoh-cha-mfsh.eventbrite.com

Address

608 William St
Buffalo, NY
14206

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(716) 858-7687

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