Oswego County Community Resources
during COVID-19 Outbreak
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Oswego County Department of Social Services’ Emergency Services, is performing assessments by phone and setting up interview appointments. Emergency Walk-Ins are being accepted for housing related emergencies ONLY. These walk-in clients should expect a significant wait time. Call 315-963-5000.
Food Pantry located at 808 West Broadway will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am – 2pm.
Food deliveries need to be called in by 2pm to ensure same day drop off—our staff will ring doorbell or knock and leave food outside of door.
Our Community Services Program is open 8:30-2pm and will be providing case management via the phone, please call (315) 598-3980, in order to assess and assist with all other basic/emergency needs.
If someone just needs to “chat” in order to help them not feel so isolated please have them call (315) 598-3980 and ask to speak to someone on our “Warm Line”.
ConnextCare Suspends Walk-In Services,
Moves to Appointment Only Scheduling
In an effort to aggressively and safely screen patients for the Coronavirus COVID-19 exposure and to further protect its healthcare workers, ConnextCare is suspending its patient walk-in services at its health centers in Fulton, Mexico, Oswego, Parish, Phoenix, and Pulaski. In place of the walk-in service, patients will be asked to call the main number at their respective ConnextCare practice for an initial telephone screening and appointment scheduling. Upon arriving at the health center, patients will be greeted at the door for screening by appropriately skilled and attired staff members and given guidance on continuing access to care.
Patients should be prepared to answer the following screening questions:
• What are your symptoms?
• Have you come in close contact with another person who is known to be positive for COVID-19?
• Have you traveled in the last fourteen days?
• Are you currently under quarantine?
ConnextCare has implemented distinct sick and well patient sessions at its practices to optimize its isolation and sanitation efforts. Patients will be scheduled as appropriate for their diagnosis and location. As a safety measure, patients must limit the number of visitors accompanying them to appointments.
In response to guidance from the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Society, ConnextCare will only provide emergency dental services at its Pulaski and Fulton locations. Patients with dental emergencies are encouraged to call their respective office to make a timely appointment.
As always, for any life-threatening emergencies patients should call 911. In order to stay updated during these rapidly developing times, patients are encouraged to visit the ConnextCare website at www.connextcare.org.