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Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545

Health Insurance

Nearly 93% of Oswego County residents are covered by health insurance, approximately 4% above the national average.

Lifestyle & Resources

Oswego County residents benefit from myriad outdoor activities that are available to them. Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake are great venues for swimming, boating, sailing, fishing and kayaking. There are many hiking trails to explore. In the snowy months, those trails are great for snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 

Healthcare Facilities

A hospital, urgent care centers, various skilled nursing facilities, top-notch pediatricians, retirement living options, health clinics, laboratories, cancer treatment, maternity care and the latest surgical procedures are all available without leaving Oswego County.

Oswego Hospital, Oswego, NY

  • Home health aides available to residents;
  • 14 nursing/adult homes;
  • Mental health division for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services;
  • Satellite health service centers, including a Veteran's Administration facility, conveniently located throughout the county; and
  • More than 20 service organizations available for people with disabilities.
Central Square Medical Center, Central Square, NY

Oswego Health provides Oswego County with a wide range of healthcare services including:
  • Oswego Hospital, a 164-bed community hospital offering acute medical, emergency, surgical, maternity, pediatric and psychiatric care
  • Urgent Care Centers in Fulton and Central Square
  • Health Services Centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix
  • A Behavioral Services Department that provides mental health services to those age five and older.
  • Pulaski Health Center, Pulaski, NY
  • Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement community for independent seniors, age 62 and older.
  • The Manor at Seneca Hill provides 24-hour skilled nursing, transitional care, and an adult day health services to program
  • The Seneca Hill Health Services Center offers radiation/oncology services, and a Veteran's Administration clinic
  • Advanced Medical Services in Fulton offers child and family services
  • Home health aides for Oswego County residents
Additional healthcare facilities include:

River Vista Medical Center, Fulton, NY

River Vista Medical Center
  • Magnetic Diagnostic Resources (MDR) of CNY
  • St. Joseph's Imaging Associates
  • Family Care Medical Group (FCMG) Clinical Laboratory
  • The Heart Group of Syracuse
Oswego Medical Center, Oswego, NY

Oswego Medical Center
  • illnesses & injuries
  • physicals
  • immunizations
  • x-rays & diagnostics

Health Professional Shortage Areas

Oswego County, like the rest of the US, faces a shortage of home health aides, nursing professionals and general practitioners (primary care physicians).

Water Sources

Our drinking water comes from Great Lake Ontario via the OCWA, Central New York's Water Authority. Some municipalities within Oswego County have there own wells

Air Quality

Oswego County has very good air quality on a majority of days annually. In the Spring, we may have a few days where pollen counts are high enough to cause discomfort for those who are sensitive to it. Similarly, in the Autumn, we may have days with high mold spore counts that cause issues for some.

Local industry does not create significant air pollution. Dense pockets of forestation throughout the county greatly contribute to superior air quality.

Environmental Hazards

There are a handful of Brownfield sites within the county. Fortunately, some are being remediated and redeveloped with assistance through New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Programs & Resources

Dredging continues in Lake Neatahwanta. The lake, which resides in the City of Fulton and the Town of Granby, has suffered from blue-green algae blooms for several years. Layers of sediment on the bottom of the lake are believed to cause the lake to become shallower and warmer, making it a prime environment for algae growth. Dredging began in 2014. In 2018, the City of Fulton purchased the dredging equipment to continue the process. Dredging is a major step in restoring the lake.


Data Name Value
Premature Age Adjusted Motality 366
Poor Physical Health Days per Month 4.1
Poor Mental Health Days per Month 4.2
Fair/Poor Health 15%
Smokers 19%
Obesity 29%
Excessive Drinking 19%
Diabetes 11%
Inactivity 26%
Population to Primary Care Physician 2629:1
Data Name Value
Population < Age 65 Insured 91.80%
Population < Age 65 Uninsured 6.50%

Hospitals

Hospital Name Type Owner ER
Oswego Hospital Acute Care Hospitals Voluntary non-profit - Private Yes
Data Name Value
Drinking Water Violation Yes
Fine Particulate Matter - Average daily PM25 0.0
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