Public Health

Rachna Saxena, MBBS, DCH, MPH – Public Health Coordinator
Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 570-445-8010
Email: rsaxena@scrantonpa.gov

 

Empowering Scranton for a Healthier Tomorrow 

Our mission is to educate and encourage healthy behaviors to promote the health and safety of our community.

COVID-19

Scranton City – COVID-19 Data Hub

State: Pennsylvania Department of Health

CDC: For more information on COVID -19

Kick COVID -19 Community Corps: For Local COVID events and other related information

Monkeypox

Monkeypox Information:

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

Scranton Primary Health Center: Phone# 570-822-2463

DOH Lackawanna State Health Center: 570-963-4567

The Wright Center: Phone # 570-230-0019

1-877-PA-HEALTH 

Legionnaires’ Disease Information

Programs

Health programs for community

Health Events

Wellness at your doorstep: Tuesday Oct 4th, Indoor Farmer’s Market, Southside, 509 Cedar Av, Scranton.

Health Month Focus

September is National Recovery Month;

Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community Opens In A New Window,”

If you, or someone you know, needs help to stop using substances, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or text your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U), or use the SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help.

If you are feeling alone and having thoughts of suicide—whether or not you are in crisis—or know someone who is, don’t remain silent. Talk to someone you can trust through the. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org

Local resources listed below.

Health Information

Please Call 911 for any health related emergency.

Local Resources

Mental Health

Drug and Substance Abuse Recovery Support

Grief Support Services

  • Hospice of the Sacred Heart: 570-706-2400
  • GRASP: Grief Recovery After Substance Abuse Passing: 570-991-7199: (grasphelp.org)
  • NAMI Scranton Chapter: Counseling and Support Groups (570-662-4357)

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: American Cancer Society

Cancer Resources

Epilepsy Helpline

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Abuse Reporting and Support

  • Women’s Resource Center: 570-278-1800 OR 1-800-257-5765
  • Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-932-0313
  • Adult Protective Services: 1-800-490-8505
  • Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-490-8505

Maternal and Child Support

General Resources

Immigration and Refugee Services

Assistive Technology: 570-347-3357, 1-800 204 7428: TechOWL – Technology for Our Whole Lives (techowlpa.org)

Transportation

  • COLTS (County of Lackawanna transit System) 570-963-6432

Food Pantries

 

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