Staying Healthy in the Winter Months  

Exercise Regularly

It’s important to keep your workout regimen up during the winter months. A recent study shows that even a moderate level of exercise has a long-term effect cumulative effect on the body’s immune response. 

Get Enough Rest

No matter what time of year, a lack of sleep can have a serious effect on one’s immune system making you more vulnerable to catching colds and other illnesses. To maximize the benefits of sleep, try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends.

Wash Those Hands

Studies have shown, over and over again, that frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick as well as prevent the spreading of germs that cause illness. Hand washing is even more important during the cold and flu season. Wet your hands and lather up with soap for at least 20 seconds to dislodge germs and rinse well under running water.

Eat Well

Eat properly, especially your fruits and vegetables. Vitamins and minerals found in these foods help your immune system work at its maximum capacity.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of liquids to remain properly hydrated.  While you might want that warm cup of coffee, drinks with caffeine tend to dehydrate us. Instead, drink things such as water, juice, and mild.

Get Your Flu Shot

While a flu shot may not totally protect you from getting the flu, they will help lessen its effects. Having a flu shot also protects those around you.

Family Planning

Confidential Family Planning services are available at our Auburn, Waterloo, and North Rose locations. Services include pelvic exams, breast exams, pap smears, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing. Birth control, emergency contraception, and pharmacy services are available on site. Parental consent is not required for minors. HPV vaccine is available, please call for information.

  • Medical and social history
  • Complete breast and pelvic exam
  • PAP Smear
  • Orientation in all birth control methods
  • Routine “well-woman” gynecological care
  • Colposcopy
  • Pregnancy testing with optional counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and treatment for men and women
  • HPV
  • Case management

Auburn Office

Mon & Thurs 8:30am–7:00pm, Tues 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wed 8:00am–4:30 pm

Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm

Friday 11:00am–4:00pm

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistant

Erin Carroll

Vivian Cunningham

Metcalf Plaza
144 Genesee Street
Suite 201
Auburn, NY 13021
315-253-8477 Prompt #1

Waterloo Office

Wed  8:00 am - 5:00 pm & Thurs 8:30 am–7:00 pm


Nurse Practitioner

Janet Owen

367 E. Main Street
Waterloo, NY 13165

Medical Services Carriers

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare

A sliding fee scale is available for all services.


Auburn, Genesee Street
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