Oswego County Office for the Aging

[Oswego County Homepage] [OFA Home]

Health Services

Oswego County Public Health Services
  • Oswego County Prescription Discount Program
  • Home Health Agency
  • Long Term Home Health Care Program
  • Hospice
  • Preventative Nursing Division
Other Services
  • Medicare
  • Alzheimers Association
  • Social Security Administration

Nick Sterio Health Clinic
70 Bunner Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 349-3548
Fax: 349-3458

Oswego County Prescription Discount Program

Home Health Agency

    The goal of Public Health Nursing Services is to provide residents of Oswego County with skilled care and supportive health services in a safe, secure home-based environment. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The "Premiere" Home Health Care Agency in Oswego County provides the following services:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medical Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Home Health Aide
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy

Because of our excellence in quality assurances and leadership in the field of Home Health Care, our agency was chosen as one of the top 500 agencies in the nation in 2006


Long Term Home Health Care Program

    In conjunction with the Department of Social Services, the Long Term Home Health Care Program is designed to offer an alternative to nursing home placement for residents of Oswego County. As a home care program for the chronically ill, it is the only Long Term Home Health Program in the county. This program provides:

  • Audiology
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medical Social Work
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Home Health Aide
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Homemaker
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Emergency Response System



    Oswego County Hospice offers a comprehensive program of home care for terminally ill persons who are no longer receiving aggressive or curative medical care. The goals of Hospice are to promote optimum comfort and a personal sense of control with a focus on the quality of life. Hospice care can help when you: would rather remain at home throughout the duration of your illness; want your medical treatment to focus on comfort and pain control; need assistance with personal care and grooming; want support for yourself and significant persons in your life. Service include:

  • RN Visits
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Pastoral Visits
  • Home Health Aids
  • Social Work Activities
  • Volunteer Services
  • Equipment, supplies, and covered medication
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech
  • 24 hour RN on call for consultation or emergency consultations


Preventative Nursing Division

    The preventive programs of the Public Health Nursing Service provide services in the areas of maternal/child health, chronic health issues, and communicable disease control. The goal of preventive service is to promote the optimum level of health for all residents of Oswego County through comprehensive preventive services:

  • Home visits by Registered Professional Nurses (preventive and skilled care)
  • Communicable Disease Control (surveillance of all communicable disease)
  • Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics (for diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases)
  • HIV testing
  • Immunization Clinic-state required immunizations for all ages, plus flu and pneumonia shots
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (prevention, investigation, and abatement)
  • Health Education Programs (programs available to the community on a variety of health issues)
  • Public Health Preparedness Activities



Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association Central New York Chapter assists people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families by providing 5 Core Services to the 14 counties they serve. These include a 24/7 Helpline; Care Consultations; Support Groups; Safe Return & Medic Alert Program; and Education and Trainings for both professional and family caregivers.

24 Hr. Helpline, 1-800-272-3900

Central NY Chapter

Website: www.alz.org


      Toll Free: 1-800-633-4227
      Website: www.medicare.gov

      Medicare is health insurance program available to people 65 and older; to people who have received Social Security disability payments for 24 months or more; and to workers and their dependents who need kidney dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant because of permanent kidney failure. The hospital insurance part of Medicare helps pay the cost of inpatient hospital care and certain types of follow-up care. The medical insurance part of Medicare helps pay the costs of physicians' services, outpatient hospital service and certain other medical items and services not covered by hospital insurance.

    Social Security Administration

      Hillside Commons
      19 Fourth Avenue
      Oswego, NY 13126
      Toll Free: 1-800-772-1213
      Website: www.ssa.gov

      Offers a variety of services, which help individuals and groups to become familiar with their rights and responsibilities under the Social Security Act. The office handles claims for benefits under the Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance programs as well as the Health Insurance (Medicare) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs legislated under the Social Security Act.

      The office provides, free of charge, and available upon request, a wide assortment of printed materials describing the various benefit categories and programs in general. Appointments may be scheduled by phone or in office service by calling the 800 number.

      HOURS: M-T-Th-F: 9AM - 3PM, W- 9AM - 12PM

    Questions about the Oswego County Office for the Aging?