Health Department

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in New York State (NYS) and the second leading cause of death due to cancer. With regular mammograms, breast cancer is more likely to be found at an earlier stage when treatment may be most successful. Simply stated, early detection can save lives and regular screening is the key to early detection.

Free breast cancer screening is available to eligible, uninsured NYS women ages 40 and older through the Cancer Services Program of Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming & Niagara Counties. This program also screens for cervical cancer in women and colon cancer in men and women without health insurance. The CSP also helps patients access treatment and navigate the health care system if they are diagnosed with one of these cancers.

Please call the Cancer Services Program of Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming & Niagara Counties at (716) 278-4898 to see if you’re eligible for free cancer screening.

State Septic System Replacement Program

The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 (L. 2017, c. 57, Part T) established the Septic System Replacement Fund to provide a source of funding for the replacement of cesspools and septic systems in New York State. This grant program (the “Program”) seeks to reduce the environmental and public-health impacts associated with the discharge of effluent from cesspools and septic systems on groundwater used as drinking water, as well as threatened or impaired waterbodies. Silver Lake and Java Lake have been identified as threatened or impaired waterbodies in Wyoming County. Click here to see a complete program summary.

If your property is located next to one of the identified waterbodies and you wish to participate in this program, please complete the online grant application.

Pay Your Environmental Health Related Fees & Invoices Online

In addition to paying your Environmental Health related charges by check, you now have the option to pay online with a credit or debit card using GovPayNet. For this service a small processing fee will be added to your transaction. If you would like more information please review GovPayNet Fee Schedule and GovPayNet Terms of Service prior to paying.