Clinics & Immunizations
Services include:

 


Family Planning Services 

This clinic provides confidential services to women in their childbearing years (teens to pre-menopause). Services include gynecological ("GYN") exams, contraception (methods to prevent pregnancy), pregnancy testing and counseling, and nutrition education. Women can get pap tests, pelvic exams and breast exams.  We provide STI (sexually transmitted infections) testing and treatment, and HIV counseling and testing for men and women. We also refer clients to other medical providers and community resources as needed. 

Our staff includes:  doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, HIV counselors, and interpreters.

Fees: We charge one fee for all services, including birth control! We accept Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care.  We offer a sliding fee scale (based on ability to pay) for teens and patients without insurance.  You may be eligible for free services – be sure to ask about our free family planning benefits program. For more information click on link for www.health.ny.gov 

Times and location: Our hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4 pm, and once a month we have an evening clinic from 12 pm - 7 pm. Our locations are: 

  • 14 South Main Street in Spring Valley
  • Robert L. Yeager Health Complex in Pomona (Building A, 2nd floor Rotunda area)

Call 845-364-2531 or 845-364-2124 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Home Health Care/Licensed Homecare Service Agency (LHCSA) 

Public Health Nurses schedule home visits to assess the health status of Rockland County residents, offer health education and guidance, and perform evaluations for nursing home placement.  We provide:

  • Home visits:  PRI & Screen for skilled nursing facility (SNF) placement (Medicaid or Private Pay)
  • Joint Program with Department of Social Services: Evaluation and supervision of Personal Care Aides (PCAs) or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

Call 845-364-2534 for more information.

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Immunization Clinics

Adult Immunization and Foreign Travel

Adults and those traveling to foreign countries can obtain immunizations to prevent a variety of illnesses, including Hepatitis A & B, tetanus/pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, pneumococcal, meningococcal, typhoid, and yellow fever.

A prescription from your doctor is needed for the typhoid and yellow fever vaccines.

Times and location: Mondays 8:30a.m – 10:45a.m. twice a month at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, 2nd floor Rotunda area.

Fees: $125 for the clinic visit, plus the cost of each vaccine (only cash and checks are accepted).

For appointments or more information, call 845-364-2520 or 2517.

Child Immunization

Provides immunizations for common childhood diseases for children/adolescents enrolled in elementary through high school.

Times and location: Wednesdays 8:30a.m. – 11:00a.m at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, 2nd floor Rotunda area.

For appointments or more information, call 845-364-2520.

Immunization Links:
Rockland County Department of Health Immunization Program 

New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance
http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/2370.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Website
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Website
http://www.cdc.gov/travel

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Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic

Provides comprehensive medical services, nutrition counseling, and case management services to people over the age of 18 who are living with HIV/AIDS. All services are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, ADAP (a special insurance program available to people who have HIV/AIDS) and private health insurance.

Medical clinics – By appointment

Medical clinics provide physician monitoring, lab work, nursing, nutrition counseling and medical case management.

Tuesday: 12:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Wednesday:  2:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Only GYN – once a month on Wednesday. Call for an appointment.

All clinics are held in Pomona at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, 2nd floor Rotunda area.

Please call 845-364-2570 for an appointment.

Other services:

  • Outreach/access to primary care
  • Treatment, education, and adherence
  • Ongoing education in disease management
  • Rapid HIV testing and counseling also available. For a list of sites, click here

Case Management:

  • Provides patients with a full range of supportive services
  • Intake and assessment counseling
  • Information and referral
  • Housing assistance
  • Financial entitlements

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Influenza “flu”

The Health Department provides flu vaccines to people ages 9 and older.  Clinics are usually held on designated Friday afternoons September - January at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A Exhibition Hall in Pomona.  The clinics are available free of charge to adults 65 years and older. Patients with Medicare and Medicaid must bring their cards. Individuals 9 through 64 years of age can receive the vaccine, but will be charged a $30 fee. Each patient must bring proof of Rockland County residency such as a driver’s license. For updated information about the flu and flu vaccine clinics click here.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

The Health Department provides a completely confidential walk-in clinic for men and women which offers testing and treatment for a variety of sexually transmitted infections. Beginning November 1, 2014, the STI Clinic will be asking individuals 20 years of age and older for their insurance information. All individuals under 20 years of age and all those without insurance will continue to receive our services at no cost.

Rapid HIV testing is available on a confidential and anonymous basis. This clinic also offers Hepatitis A and B vaccines free of charge to patients seen at the clinic. We continue to offer free HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, Gardasil®, to males and females, 18 to 26 years of age. The vaccine will be free until October 2015 or until supplies last. If you want to complete your HPV vaccine series with us, you must produce documentation of the previous vaccination(s), or you may begin your HPV vaccine series with us.

Times and location: The clinic is open from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, 2nd floor. An appointment is not necessary.
(Please arrive at the clinic no later than 6:30 pm in order to be seen).

Fee: All services are free.

Call 845-364-3771 for more information.


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Tuberculosis (TB) Services/Chest Clinic

Our mission is to: promptly identify and diagnosis suspected cases of tuberculosis within the county; prevent ongoing TB transmission through timely case finding, contact investigation, and control measures; eliminate TB in the county by initiating prompt treatment and ensuring completion of effective therapy to cure TB; and prevent the emergence of drug-resistance among TB cases.

The Rockland County Department of Health's Chest Clinic offers medical evaluation and treatment of tuberculosis. Finding and treating TB early can prevent serious medical problems, and the spread of the disease to others.

  • All of our services are by appointment only - call 845-364-2995.
  • For general information about TB, call 845-364-2997.
  • For health care providers reporting cases or needing information, call 845-364-2997.

Chest Clinic is held at the following times at the Health Dept in Pomona, by appointment only:

  • Monday and Thursday from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • An evening session is held every third Monday of the month from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

What is TB?
Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a germ called mycobacteria. TB usually infects the lungs, but it can infect other parts of the body, including the kidneys, bones and lymph nodes.  TB infection can be latent or active.

  • Latent TB infection means that the TB germ is in your body (usually the lungs), but it is not actively growing, spreading or causing symptoms. A person with latent TB cannot spread the germ.
  • Active TB infection means that the germ is growing and spreading in the lungs and/or other parts of the body. A person with active TB may become sick, and can make other people sick. Both latent and active TB can be cured if you take antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

How is TB spread?
A person with active TB of the lungs can spread the germs through the air by coughing, sneezing or even singing. Nearby people who breathe in the germs can then become infected. Usually you have to be very close to a person with active TB for a long time before you can get infected. You cannot get TB by touching doorknobs, handles, or other objects.

What are the symptoms of TB?
The symptoms depend upon which part of the body is infected with TB, but common signs of active TB include: a cough lasting more than 2 weeks; fevers; night sweats; loss of appetite; weight loss; fatigue (tiredness); and coughing up blood. If you have symptoms call for an appointment at 845-364-2997.

Who should be tested for TB?
Get tested for TB if:

  • You have symptoms of active TB disease; or
  • You have spent time with a person with known or suspected active TB disease; or
  • You have HIV infection or another condition that weakens your immune system; or
  • You are from a country outside the United States where active TB disease is common; or
  • You have visited or lived somewhere where there is a high TB rate; or
  • You inject illegal drugs.

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Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test Clinic

The Health Department offers a Tuberculosis Skin Test Clinic that performs tuberculin skin tests to check for tuberculosis (TB) infection. TST (also called a PPD test) is available for those who are required to get this test for work, immigration or other reasons. Call 845-364-2997 for an appointment.

  • The clinic offers tuberculin skin tests from 8:30 am - 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Health Department in Pomona, by appointment only.
  • A revisit 48-72 hours later for reading of the test is required.
  • There is a $25 charge for the skin test. If a chest x-ray is required, the cost for the x-ray is $50. We accept cash or check only at the time of your appointment.

 


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Administration

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,
DO, FAAFP

Commissioner of Health

Contact Us

Rockland Cnty Health Dept
Robert L. Yeager Hlth Cntr
50 Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY 10970


Administration
845-364-2512

 
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