Washington County Car Seat Programs:
Car Seat Distribution
Don't have a Car Seat but need one?
Parents and guardians of children that live in Washington County may be able to get a car sea and a lesson on how to put the seat in right for no cost, if they receive:
*WIC *Medicaid *Public Assistance *SNAP
* Head Start *Social Security *Community Maternity Services
Car Seat Fitting Station- Free Car Seat Checks By Appointment
Have a car seat but need help putting it in?
Washington County Public Health has a car seat technician that can check the car seat you have to see if it is safe to use and show you how to use it right. If a seat is not safe, a new seat may be given for a donation.
This program is provided to any Washington County resident, regardless of income.
Car Seat Programs are provided through a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
Not a Washington County resident? Search for a Car Seat Technician where you live....
Did you know most people think they're using the right child car seat for their kids ... but they are not?
SafeKids Ultimate Car Seat Guide
The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. Check out SafeKids Ultimate Car Seat Guide to learn more:
Bike Safety & Helmet Distribution
The same criteria for Car Seat Distribution applies for Bike Helmet distribution.
We do distribution at the office and we partner with many local EMS groups to distribute in the community. See Bike Helmet Brochure Opens a New Window. for more information.
Bike Rodeos - Schools/Organizations may request a bike rodeo. The objective of the rodeo is to increase children’s awareness of bicycle safety rules and provide them with a chance to practice and improve their bicycle driving skills.
Click here Opens a New Window. for How to Fit a Bike Helmet from NHTSA.
Sharing the Road can be tricky. Motorists and Bicyclists can learn more about Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws to better understand how sharing the road works. Click here Opens a New Window. for the NYSAMPO Fact Sheet to learn more!
Bike Trail Riding
Bike trails are a great way to bike in a safe space. This video from the New York Bicycling Coalition give you few simple tips to keep yourself, and everyone else, safe. https://vimeo.com/307068838
Regional Bicycle Map: Bicycle Map for Lake George-Glens Falls-Fort Edward Region
New York Bicycling Coalition Sharing the Road Video
Click here Opens a New Window. for the NYBC video "Sharing the Road- Bicycle Law in New York." The video is broken into two parts.
Part 1: Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to motorists when driving in the vicinity of bicyclists.
Part 2: Understand New York State vehicle and traffic laws and how they pertain to bicyclists when operating their bicycles on public roadways.
For other videos from NYBC, including Trail Use, Locking up, Signaling, Helmet fit and more, visit: NYBC Educational Videos Opens a New Window.
Check out this video about the importance of wearing a helmet from Iowa Department of Health.
See and Be Seen!
Washington County Public Health has Free Reflective Safety Vests for residents. We have even partnered with local Police, Fire and EMS agencies throughout Washington County to make it easier for residents to get one. Give us a call at 518-746-2400 or check out the vest flyer on this page! .
Think cars can see you when you walk at night? Check out this 30 Second Pedestrian Safety video from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to see the difference between wearing different colored clothes and reflective materials.
Pedestrian Safety (Walking Safety)
Public Health wants everyone walking to be safe!
Road to Safety: This presentation is an interactive way for everyone to learn about walking and biking safely. Presentation can be provided to schools or community groups.
Safety Vest program.
Our Safety Vest Program can get you a Reflective Safety Vest that you can wear when you are out and about.
We have partnered with many local EMS, Police Departments and Fire Departments to help get the vests out into the community. Check out the flyer for full list of partners and their contact info: Safety Vest Flyer Opens a New Window.
Visit New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee website for laws, resources and more: https://trafficsafety.ny.gov/pedestrian-safety
For tips on Walking Safely and Driving Safely around Pedestrians, visit NHTSA's Pedestrian Safety Website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety Opens a New Window.
Presentations• Groups/Organizations can request presentations on a variety of topics. Take a look at some samples of presentations that our Health Educators have ready for your organization. Opens a New Window.
Health Ed Programming List Updated 1-2019 Opens a New Window.
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Work with our Health Educator to set up a Healthy Life Style Challenge for yourself or a group. Challenges can be 4, 6 or 8 weeks long and can be focused on getting more activity, eating better, getting enough water or a combination of all of those. Here is a list of just some of our challenges:
- "Stepping Stars"/"Step By Step"/"Step Into Spring" - 4 week pedometer programs
- Healthy Living Challenge - easy 6 week fitness and nutrition incentive program
- "Every Body! Every Day!" - 6 week campaign to develop lifelong habit of daily exercise
- Walktober - fun filled walking program
- Step Into Summer - take advantage of warmer weather and longer daylight
- Kids Healthy Habits Calendar- Kids can check off if they have eaten fruits and veggies, put on deodorant, brushed their teeth etc.
Our Health Educators are a great resource for whatever healthy behavior you are trying to work on. They can give you ideas, find you brochures, and help you set up your wellness goals.
Our Health Educator can work with any size employers in Washington County to establish Wellness programming for their employees.
HIV Counseling & Testing Program
In-Office Testing By Appointment: Cancelled Until Further Notice
Hudson Headwaters Ryan White Program:
The Ryan White Program promotes HIV testing as a standard screening test for all. They offer free, confidential, rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing through private appointments at their program office and at Hudson Headwaters Health Centers, community agencies, college campuses, health departments, county jails and community events. HIV self-test kits are available in certain situations.
Alliance for Positive Health
The Alliance for Positive Health provides a robust continuum of community-based free, confidential HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C testing for those who are at high risk and do not access testing from their medical provider.
The phone number for their Glens Falls office is 518-743-0703
Not sure if you need to be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS? Please call and ask or visit: Say Yes to the HIV Test
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You will find HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) testing locations and contact information for counseling.
Warren and Washington County FREE HIV/STD Clinic
Call Warren County at 518-761-6580 to set up an appointment or if you have STD related Questions.
CDC STD Page: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm
CDC HIV Page: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html Opens a New Window.