; Adam Bello, County Executive

Health Care Provider Information


Congenital Syphilis Health Advisory - 2018



2018 DOH Guidance including new testing protocols


Monroe County Medical Society Community-Wide Guidelines

Click here for a current list of Community Guidelines.



Current Surveillance

CDC Anti-Viral Guidance

CDC Rapid Testing Guidance


Arboviral - Tick-borne Illness

NYSDOH Guidance on Testing and Reporting



NYSDOH Guidance for International Travel

CDC Anti-Viral Guidance

CDC Rapid Testing Guidance



NYSDOH Guidance on Pertussis

CDC Guidance on Using PCR to Diagnose Pertussis


HIV Testing Law in NYS

Effective Sept 2010 significant changes were made to the HIV testing law in New York State. Click here for complete information.



Click here for NYS DOH 2018 Rabies Treatment Guidance

STD/HIV Disease Control Program

STD/HIV Control Program
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-5391 STD Services
  • Sexually transmitted disease surveillance
  • Education and follow up for persons recently diagnosed with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis
  • Confidential partner services for select diagnoses
  • Free and confidential testing and treatment for STD


Partner Notification Assistance Program (PNAP)

The Partner Notification Assistance Program provides consultation to physicians and other health and human service professionals and assistance for patients. Services For providers:
  • Discussion of partner notification options
  • Assisting a patient in developing a partner notification plan
  • Referral of patients for PNAP services
  • Outreach for patients who are lost to follow-up care

For patients:

  • Patient counseling and referral services
  • Notification of partners without revealing the patient’s name
  • Counseling on how to talk with partners about being exposed to HIV
  • Meeting with patient and partner to assist in the notification

In Monroe County, call 585 753-5375.

Expedited Partner Therapy to treat persons exposed to Chlamydia - NYSDOH Position Statement


Anonymous Testing for HIV

HIV is a virus that can cause AIDS. The HIV antibody test can tell if you have been infected by the virus. The anonymous HIV counseling and testing program provides counseling to discuss your concerns about HIV infection and AIDS. Counselors can help you identify ways to reduce your risk. Free anonymous HIV antibody testing with appropriate referrals is available through the New York State Health Department in Rochester. No names are used. For more information:
Phone: 585 423-8081
Toll-Free: 1-800-962-5063
TDD: 585 423-8120


West Nile Virus

Picture of mosquito biting human.

West Nile virus (WNV) is an illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The illness is most serious for older people; healthy children and younger adults are at very low-risk for serious WNV infection.

Download the Larvicides Brochure (23k PDF).

More Information on West Nile Virus


Cover Your Cough

Picture of woman covering mouth as she coughs.

To help prevent transmission of respiratory infections within medical practices and in the community, we are promoting the concept of “Cover Your Cough.” The attached materials describe various practices—including frequent hand washing—that will reduce the spread of various illnesses like flu and the common cold.

We encourage you to share this information with your patients and staff.

Cover Your Cough Promotional Materials

Learn more from the CDC on Hand Hygiene



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