The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments, also known as GO Health, work every day to ensure the safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. Members of a community may not always see the work done by local health departments, but people live healthier lives and are safer because of the work of local health departments.
Every child deserves to succeed. The programs under this umbrella are available to help children who have or are suspected of having developmental, physical or special health care need(s).
There are currently four elected Coroners in Genesee and Orleans Counties each who perform their duties on a part-time basis. As a County Coroner, the officials are responsible for responding to the scene of a death to perform the preliminary investigation surrounding the cause of death and refer the case to the Monroe County Medical Examiner (ME) for comprehensive medicolegal death investigation services including autopsy and post-mortem toxicology, if applicable.
Throughout the years, Community Health Services has been driven by the health needs of our community. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, communicable disease, tuberculosis, obesity, sexual transmitted disease, lead poisoning, rabies exposure and many others, are all serious issues that are negatively impacting the health of Genesee County residents.
The Environmental Health division provides a wide variety of services essential to the health, and well being, of all Genesee and Orleans County Residents. Service areas include: public water supply protection, community sanitation and food protection, private water and residential onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS), realty subdivision plan review, public health nuisances, residential lead investigations, rabies investigations, and enforcement of both the Adolescent Tobacco Use and Prevention Act (ATUPA) and the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA).
Supports all programs provided by GO Health through education/training, resource/referral and promotes the mission of the department. Services include but are not limited to the promotion of health, safety and healthy lifestyles through public presentations, programs, speakers, in-service training seminars and free literature on numerous health concerns geared to all ages and literacy levels.
Works toward a prepared and resilient community through planning, drills and exercises under the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program. Responds to existing and emerging public health threats. Oversees the Genesee Orleans VALOR Medical Reserve Corps.
The W&M Department stands between the buyer and seller to ensure that the interests of both are safeguarded. The department enforces laws and regulations in relation to all commercial weighing and measuring devices and performs package/pricing audits to confirm net weight/count and price of goods. Designed to ensure your fuel quality (octane/cetane) is as labeled, W&M also participates in the New York State Petroleum Quality Program.