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Communicable Disease Provider Page

Are you a medical provider in Schenectady County?Schenectady County Public Health Services supports medical providers with resources and training on communicable diseases. Learn more below.

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is committed to providing Schenectady County medical providers with the most up-to-date clinical recommendations for your Latent TBI and Active TB patients. SCPHS holds a monthly LTBI clinic for patients referred to SCPHS with positive PPDs and positive IGRA tests, along with DOT and case management for any patients diagnosed with TB disease.  If you have questions about LTBI or TB testing and treatment please call 518-386-2824 ext. 1272.  

If your patient is experiencing symptoms of TB disease (chronic cough, night sweats, hemoptysis, or unexplained fevers) please fax a LTBI Referral Form to 518-386-2278 AND call us at 518-386-2824 option 4.  

For nonurgent referrals please fax the completed LTBI Referral Form, copy of recent CXR, and any relevant lab work to 518-386-2278.  

Download Referral Form

If you would like to request a TB in-service for your office or providers, please call 518-386-2824, option 4.  

Looking for the latest information on TB? Want the most recent facts and statistics? Concerned about risk factors?

Please refer to these sites for the most up-to-date information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Think.Test.Treat TB

World Health Organization
Tuberculosis Fact Sheet

If you would like to request an immunization in-service for your office or providers, call 518-386-2824 ext. 1152.

FAQs about Immunizations 

NYS Recommended Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule  

Can I Get Multiple Vaccines at Once? 

Common Vaccine Safety Questions & Concerns 

How to Make Shots Less Stressful 


If you have a pregnant patient who tests positive for Hepatitis B or a newborn born to a Hepatitis B-positive mother and would like more information regarding recommended testing and vaccination schedule, please call 518-386-2824 option 4. If you would like to request a Perinatal Hepatitis B in-service for your office or providers, please call 518-386-2824 option 4.  

  Schenectady County LHD Tracking Form 

  Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) Report Form   

  Interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Result     

 ACIP Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States    

Schenectady County Public Health Services offers STI/HIV disease investigation and partner notification services. Our staff work with those recently diagnosed with an STI to understand the disease process, link them to treatment, provide risk reduction practices, and identification and notification of partners. If you would like to request an STI/HIV or PrEP in-service for your office or providers, please call 518-386-2824 option 4.  

We have seen an increase in congenital syphilis in our county and across New York State. Please see the following NYS Department of Health notice regarding screening, diagnosis and treatment, and additional resources. If you would like to request an in-service for congenital syphilis, please call 518-545-7874. 

Read Health Notice

For the most up-to-date clinical education related to STIs and HIV please visit