BCHD Clinics and Screenings

BCHD Services

We provide several clinical services and screenings! Explore them all on this page. If you have questions about our clinics or screenings, please call 607.778.3930.

The Southern Tier Cancer Services Program provides free cancer screenings to people without health insurance in Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Chenango, and Schuyler Counties. The program also provides free diagnostic testing when there has been an abnormal screening result. The following screening services are available:

Breast Cancer Screening

Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams

  • Women 40 and older
  • Women younger than 40 and at high risk for breast cancer

Cervical Cancer Screening

Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams

  • Women 40 and older

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits (done at home)

  • Men and women 45 and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer

Colonoscopies

  • Men and women who are at increased risk for colorectal cancer

Call 607.778.3900 for more information or to find out if you are eligible.

HIV testing is available at Broome County Health Department though our STD Clinic and during other times set aside just for HIV testing with a trained HIV test counselor. Call us at 607-778-2839 to make an appointment.


Broome County Health Department, Southern Tier AIDS Program, and other organizations also offer anonymous testing which means everything is completed with a number instead of your name. Call the Central New York Anonymous HIV Testing Program at 1-800-562-9423 to schedule an anonymous HIV testing appointment. Anonymous HIV testing is free of charge. 
 

Appointments available Tuesdays by appointment only. Call 607-778-2839 to make an appointment. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards (if insured)
  • A list of medications you currently take

Our staff members conduct an interview and exam with all patients. Exams may include a skin evaluation, a pelvic exam, and/ or collections of samples for testing. Upon request, we offer vaccines for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and HPV in our STD clinic.

If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection at our clinic, we will provide you with medication in-hand or a prescription. 
 

Appointments available Thursdays by appointment only. Call 607-778-2839 to make an appointment. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance cards (if insured)
  • A list of medications you currently take
  • All letters received from school or work, if applicable
  • Immunization records from another state or another country, if applicable

We provide all routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all age groups. We do not provide travel vaccines. Visit our Clinic & Services FAQ below to learn more about travel vaccine resources.
 

Broome County Health Department is offering JYNNEOS (monkeypox) vaccine! To see if you are eligible, visit New York State Department of Health’s website

JYNNEOS vaccine is available at our STD Clinic every Tuesday. Walk-ins welcome! If we have clinics in the community scheduled, they will be linked below- click to register! If you have any questions, call us at 607-778-2839.

No community clinics scheduled at this time.
 

Broome County Health Department partners with Animal Aid and Relief Foundation (AARF) and local veterinarians to hold rabies clinics throughout the year in Broome County. Click here for this year’s schedule! Call us at 607-778-2847 with any questions.


Broome County Rabies Clinics can provide rabies vaccine to cats, dogs, and ferrets. Vaccinating your cats, dogs, and ferrets is required by NYS law. Here are some things to know about our clinics:

  • Pets must be at least 3 months old to get vaccinated
  • All pets must be restrained by the owner or a responsible adult
  • If your pet has had a previous rabies vaccine, bring the certificate with you 
  • A donation is requested, but not required. All pets will be vaccinated regardless of ability to donate.

TB clinic services by appointment only. Call 607-778-2839 to make an appointment.
Our TB clinic provides treatment for people with active or latent tuberculosis and evaluation of their close contacts, such as family members.

Clinics and Services FAQ

Uninsured individuals who are in need of treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal, or prostate cancer may be eligible for Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program.  Call 607-778-3900 or visit NYSDOH’s Cancer Services Program website for more information.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine that people at risk for HIV can take to prevent them from getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. People of any gender or sexual orientation can take PrEP. Learn more about PrEP from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, or your healthcare provider.


PrEP does not protect against other STIs. Don’t forget take other steps to protect yourself from other STIs, like using a condom or getting vaccinated!
 

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is medicine that can be taken in emergency situations by an HIV-negative person to prevent HIV after a possible recent exposure. Possible exposures may include: 
•    No condom or condom broke during sex with someone who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you do not know
•    Shared needles or other equipment to inject drugs
•    Sexual assault
•    Occupational exposure (e.g. accidental needle stick)

If you believe you may have been exposed to HIV, don’t wait to start PEP; it must be started within 72 hours of exposure to HIV. Contact your healthcare provider or visit the emergency room right away. Learn more about PEP on the CDC’s website.
 

No, we do not offer flu shots to the general public. Please make an appointment with your healthcare provider or a local pharmacy.

No, Broome County Health Department no longer offers travel vaccines. If you are traveling out of country and looking for vaccines/ medication required for your destination, please make an appointment with one of the following approximately 4-6 weeks before you travel:

 

Give us a call at 607-778-2839 and you’ll be directed to one of our immunization staff members. 


To get the latest in immunization news and access to professional development opportunities, join the Broome County Adult Immunization Coalition! Learn more by reading our Strategic Plan or emailing chelsea.reome-nedlik@broomecountyny.gov
 

Give us a call at 607-778-2839 and you’ll be directed to one of our immunization staff members.


Our 2022-23 Broome County School Nurse Immunization Resource Guide offers a one-stop shop for your immunization questions. Check it out!

Our clinic services are open to Broome County residents only. These include HIV testing & counseling, STD clinic, immunization clinic, monkeypox clinics, rabies clinics, and tuberculosis clinic. 


The Southern Tier Cancer Services Program serves people without health insurance in Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Chenango, and Schuyler Counties. 
 

You can come to one of our clinics whether you have insurance or not. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or inability to pay. If you have insurance, we will bill it. But if you are uninsured and/ or worried about paying out of pocket, ask us about our sliding fee scale, which is based on our income.


If you are uninsured or underinsured, we participate in Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccines for Adults (VFA). These programs provide vaccines at no cost to people who are uninsured or under-insured, but you may still be responsible for an administration fee.
 

For STD Clinic, minors (people under 18 years old) do not need to come with a parent or parental consent to be seen in our STD clinic. 


For all other clinics, minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.