Ontario County Public Health


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COVID-19 Resources

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Information and NYSDOH Orders

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Community Resources: 
Phone numbers, Addresses, and Links

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Resource Guide

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Mental Health

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Need Resources?

211/LIFE LINE is a free, 24-hour confidential phone, chat, text service, and searchable online database. 

Search 211 Database Online
Call 211
Chat 8AM - 11PM
Text 898211

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Food Insecurity in the Finger Lakes

A recent Food Insecurity Survey created by Pivital Public Health Partnership surveyed 1100 people residing in Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Wayne, Seneca, and other neighboring counties, Pivital Public Health Partnership discovered 61% of those households are unable to always keep food on the table . Please take a moment to watch the video and learn about food insecurity in the Finger Lakes.  Want to help? Contact your local food pantry to volunteer in your community. (5/4/2023)

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

Learn to manage your chronic illness without leaving your home. 
Super easy!
- No computer needed. All you need is a phone. 
- The program is mailed to you.... Free!
- We meet over the phone (conference call) once a week for six weeks. Small classes of only 5 people. 
Interested? Call 1-800-299-2995 or HealthEducation@ontariocountyny.gov  New CDSMP Class

2023 Choose Health Ontario Award

Church Member, Victor Nelson and the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Wins the Choose Health Ontario Award!

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Description automatically generatedissionary Baptist Church in Geneva are the winners of the 2023 Choose Health Ontario Award! Pastor Victor Nelson and the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Geneva worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Victor Nelson and the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church:

  • Provided education and promoted COVID-19 vaccine among parishioners and the Geneva community.
  • Graciously opened its doors to Public Health staff and hosted vaccination clinics for adults and children in the Geneva community between April of 2021 and June of 2022. 
  • Leadership scheduled appointments for community members via the NY State Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS).
  • Volunteers staffed the clinics, working elbow-to-elbow with public health staff and other county employees. They provided traffic control, check-in of vaccines, and post-vaccination observation. Their presence demonstrated to their community that vaccine was desirable and reassured them that it was safe.

A very special congratulations and thank you to church member, Victor Nelson and the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Their actions significantly increased vaccine uptake in the Geneva area.

The award is presented on behalf of the Ontario County Health Collaborative (OCHC) which consists of Ontario County Public Health, local healthcare systems, community agencies and healthy-minded volunteers. The OCHC work collaboratively to improve the health of Ontario County residents.

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Drive-Thru Food Pantry Dates

Note the new location of the drive-thru food distribution:
Town of Canandaigua
Highway Department Barn
5440 Route 5 & 20 in Canandaigua, NY 14424

Please use the 5 & 20 entrance.

Click here for directions & map

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Rabies Prevention Clinic

June 17, 2023 9 am- 12pm

Ontario County Public Works, 

2962 County Road 48, Canandaigua 

A few reminders:

  • Walk-ins are always welcome!
  • Rabies Clinic is for cats, dogs, and ferrets that are health and at least three months old.  
  • No cost but dogs must be on a leash, cats and ferrets must be in a carrier.
  • Be prepared to clean-up after your pet
  • Can't wait to see you and your best friend!

Registration appreciated: June 17 2023 Rabies Clinic Registration

Rabies Prevention Clinic

June 17, 2023

1 Rabies Clinic June

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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

A community health improvement process uses Community Health Assessment (CHA) data to identify priority issues, develop and implement strategies for action, and establish accountability to ensure measurable health improvement, which are often outlined in the form of a community health improvement plan (CHIP). We can not complete the CHA process without YOU for responding to our Community Health Surveys. Thank you! 

Click the graphic to download our Community Improvement Plan!

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