Public Health

Rachna Saxena, MBBS, DCH, MPH – Public Health Coordinator
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: 570.445.8010
Email: rsaxena@scrantonpa.gov

Please call 911 for any health-related emergency or call 988 for any mental health emergency.

Our mission is to educate and encourage behaviors to help promote health and safety in our community.

Empowering Scranton for a Healthier Tomorrow

January’s Health Focus: Radon Awareness

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Public Health Resources:

Abuse Reporting and Support Hotlines:

  • Adult Protective Services: 1.800.490.8505
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.932.0313
  • Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline: 1.800.490.8505
  • Women’s Resource Center: 570.278.1800 OR 1.800.257.5765

Assistive Technology Resources:

Cancer Resources:

Drug and Substance Abuse Recovery Support:

Epilepsy Helpline:

Federally Qualified Health Centers:

General Health Resources:

Grief Support Services:

Immigration and Refugee Services:

Maternal and Child Support:

Mental Health:

Monkeypox Resources:

Residents interested in getting the Monkeypox vaccine can call the following numbers to check their eligibility and schedule an appointment:

Scranton Primary Health Center: 570.822.2463

Department of Health: Lackawanna State Health Center: 570.963.4567

The Wright Center: 570.230.0019

National Help Lines:

  • Suicide Hotline (24/7): 800.273.8255
  • Veterans / Military Crisis Line (24/7): 800.273.8255
  • Drug and Substance Abuse Help | SAMHSA Emotional Distress Line (24/7): 800.985.5990, Text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Trevor Lifeline | LGBTQ Support (24/7): 866.488.7386, Text START to 678678
  • American Cancer Society: 1.800.227.2345

Transportation:

  • County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS): 570.963.6432

 

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