Serving the Health Needs
of Allegany County
Allegany County Dept. of Health
County Office Building,
Room #30 7 Court Street
Belmont, New York 14813-1076
Allegany County residents may be wondering about the Zika virus you have heard about in the news. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has launched a Zika virus information line, 1-888-364-4723, which is staffed weekdays from 9am to 6pm for New Yorkers to call and learn more about the virus. If you have traveled to Zika virus affected countries and have symptoms you should contact your health care provider. The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). See your doctor if you are pregnant and you or your partner has traveled to a country where Zika virus cases have been reported. Be sure to tell your health care provider where you traveled. Visit this website for up to date information about affected counties, Areas with Zika | Zika virus | CDC .
Those who travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip, including:
Spring is around the corner. Allegany County residents should remember to use these tips to protect themselves from mosquito bites. In addition, Allegany County residents are urged to prevent standing water to decrease our mosquito population in the following ways:
For more information go to www.alleganycountyhealth.com and click on the Zika virus fact sheet or call the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250.
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The Allegany County Department of Health will bill Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Independent Health, Univera, United Health (Empire Plan), Fidelis, and Magna Care (Aetna, etc). Other insurances will be billed and they may or may not pay for your services. If your insurance does not pay for your ACDOH services "you" the client are liable to pay for these services. The Allegany County Department of Health has a sliding scale for payment of services for clients who are uninsured/underinsured. *The Allegany County Department of Health's health care professionals are not affiliated with any hospital.