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

Public Health Director
James 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


Preventive Health


Preventive health care is maintaining good health habits. 

This includes:




Proper Nutrition


Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco related illnesses are the number one cause of PREVENTABLE deaths in our country.



Learn about Health Care Reform
To better understand your options for healthcare coverage and the Health Reform Act, click the above link to the federal government's public information page.



Perscription Drug Abuse

Up and Away - medication safety initiative for children

Facts highlighting the public health impact of prescription drug abuse in the United States:

  • Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and are at an historical high.  Currently, one-hundred people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States. Enough prescription painkillers were sold in 2010 to medicate every American adult around the clock for a month. For more information visit NIDA’s website on prescription drug abuse.
  • In 2009, more than 37,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the majority of these deaths involved prescription drugs.  In fact, prescription painkillers were involved in more than 15,500 deaths in 2009, more than cocaine and heroin combined. The rise in prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S. parallels a four-fold increase since 1999 in the sale of prescription painkillers – also known as opioid pain relievers. Nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses involve a prescription painkiller. For more information, please visit the CDC.


CA-MRSA -Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus


Careful hand washing is the single most effective way to control the spread of CA-MRSA.

For More Information on CA-MRSA click on links below:



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