Franklin County
Public Health

Public Health

Malone and Saranac Lake Offices

125 Catherine Street
Room 101
Malone, NY 12953
Malone, call: 518-481-1709 or 518-481-1710; Saranac Lake, call: 518-891-4471 (Cancer Services only)

     The Franklin County Public Health Department works to prevent disease, disability and injury and promote health and wellness throughout Franklin County through a variety of community health and clinical care service programs. Our programs include:


  • Immunizations
  • Acute and Communicable Disease Control
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Lead Program
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Rabies

     Sexually Transmitted Diseases


     Public Health also offers the Cancer Services Program, a state-funded initiative that oversees the delivery of comprehensive breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services, and provides education related to prostate cancer, for underserved persons in Franklin and Essex Counties.
Certified Home Health Agency (CHAA) & Long-Term Home Health Care (LTHHCP)
     The CHAA and LTHHCP programs provide services to individuals and families in their homes.  The programs are designed to maintain or improve the health of individuals in the least restrictive setting and allows for people to maintain their independence despite being ill and/or elderly.

     These programs provided skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work counseling in client's homes. Without these programs, there would be a need for additional nursing home beds in the County.


     For more information about any of this programs, see our "Services" section.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


In addition to its main office in Malone, Public Health also has a satellite office in Saranac Lake, located at 136 Broadway.

Kathleen F. Strack M.S., R.N ()
Phone: 518-481-1710
Franklin County Health Department Commercials 2010-2011

Take a moment and view our recent commercial.  More to come... 

2011 Annual Report (PDF - 5.9 MB)

2012 Sliding Fee Scale (PDF - 44.7 KB)

The Tri-County Community Health Assessment includes important health status information and data compiled for Franklin, Clinton, and Essex Counties.  This information was compiled to serve as the planning document for Public Health Services for the years 2010 through 2013.  The information contained in the document would be useful for municipalities, health agencies and professionals, community planners, educators, elected officials, community leaders, and the public.  

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