Q: How do I apply for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program?
A: WIC provides food vouchers and nutrition counseling to income eligible women who are pregnant and/or nursing and for infants and children less than 5 years of age. Call (845) 340-3965 for an appointment.
Q: How do I get my child tested for lead exposure if I have no insurance?
A: The Health Department provides free testing to those who qualify. For further information, contact us (845) 340-3070.
Q: How are children exposed to lead?
A: Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the main sources of exposure for lead in U.S. children. Lead-based paints were banned in housing in 1978. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain some lead-based paint. And, it is the deterioration of this paint that causes a problem. If you are living in a home that was built before 1978 it is important that you have your home inspected for lead contamination and, if found, to have it removed by a certified contractor. It’s also a good idea to have your healthcare provider check your children for blood lead levels. For further information, contact us (845) 340-3010. For more information, click here.
Q: I am a new mom and would like information about infant care needs and the growth and development of my child.
A: The Health Department offers in-home nursing visits to new moms and also contacts them to resources within the community. For further information contact the Kingston Office at (845) 340-3070.
Q: Where can I obtain information and resources for children with special health care needs?
A: Ulster County has a Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN) Contact the (CYSHCN) Coordinator at (845) 340-3070 or click here for more information.
Q: What do I need to bring to have my child immunized?
A: You must bring to the appointment the child's immunization record and your current insurance card. When you call (845) 340-3070 for an appointment, staff will review insurance requirements for vaccine coverage with you. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 18 years of age to the appointment.
Q: How do I get immunizations for my child?
A: Parent/guardian must call the Health Department Kingston Office at (845) 340-3070. For clinic schedule details, click here.
Q: Where are legal notices published for Ulster County?
A: The 2015 newspapers are Saugerties Post Star and Ulster Publishing/Woodstock Times. Legal Notices are published on Thursday. Public Work projects may also be advertised in the NYS Contract Reporter.
Q: Can someone obtain past bid results?
A: Yes. Bid results can be obtained on this website or by contacting the Purchasing Office.
Q: Do municipalities have to purchase off State Contracts?
A: No. The County and other municipalities by law have the option to buy off State Contracts as well as other government or municipal bids if permitted by the originator’s specifications.