Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310, Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Public Health Director
James O. Rich, MPH

Ph: (315) 386-2325
Fx: (315) 386-2203

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday

September - May: 9AM - 5PM
June - August: 8 AM - 4 PM


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department


The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has been serving the county since 1936. We offer a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well being; and that of the community.


Contact Information
Business Hours: (315) 386-2325
After Hours (On-call Nurse): (315) 454-2363
After Hours (On-call beeper): (315) 319-2500

>>Automated Phone System Option Assistance<<

Contact Person:
Shannon Beldock, Administrative Assistant

Important Health Notifications

3/28/17- Blood Drive on April 17 11-4pm
3/7/2017- Rabid Fox Identified in Fine
2/16/2017- Free Lead Testing Pilot Program
2/13/2017- Rabid Raccoon Identified in Gouverneur
12/5/2016- Early Intervention Service Provider Posting
10/24/2016- National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
9/26/2016- Rabid Raccoon Identified in Gouverneur
9/12/2016- West Nile Virus Identified in Lisbon Horse

Mission Statement
To ensure the health, safety and quality of life for all St. Lawrence County residents. The department is dedicated to protecting the health of our community by:

  • Controlling the spread of disease;
  • Promoting healthy choices;
  • Providing timely health information;
  • Promoting the health and development of infants and children;
  • Plan for and help to mitigate any public health emergency.

The department’s philosophy is that prevention is better than a cure, healthy families need healthy environments, safety first must be a way of life, and that people must be empowered to take care of themselves.

*(updated on 2/27/17)

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
and Community Health Assessment (CHA)




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