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Our Services


Equipment Loans

Saranac Lake Voluntary Health loans medical equipment based on the recommendation of authorized medical personnel and the visiting nurse.  Equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches are available to be borrowed.   Limited donations of equipment accepted.  Contact us for more information. 

Visiting Nurse Services

The Visiting Nurse Program employs a full-time registered nurse for in-home care visits free of charge to residents of the Saranac Lake Central School District.  Services are authorized by the client's primary care physician, but anyone can call SLVHA to initiate the referral process.  The goal is to provide nursing care to those ineligible for services from another provider (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance.) Typical services include management and pre-pouring of medication, blood pressure and health assessments, skin/wound care, symptom monitoring and health teaching.  The visiting nurse is there to help people stay in their homes longer. 

Elementary School Dental Hygienist

The Dental Hygiene Program provides a full-time dental hygienist in the Saranac Lake Elementary School.  All children in the elementary school receive free dental exams, general dental education, and fluoride and/or dental sealants (with parental approval.) 

Dental Emergency Care Assistance Fund

Applications for financial assistance for basic dental care are accepted from legal residents of the Saranac Lake Central School District.    The program is designed for those in financial need with limited resources, limited or no dental insurance and who do not have and are not eligible for Medicaid. Basic dental care does not include crowns, cosmetic procedures, or procedures deemed unnecessary to achieve and/or maintain overall good dental health.   

Please see the download section for more information, required paper


Scholarships are given annually to qualified high school seniors enrolled in the New Visions program at the Adirondack Medical Center, as well as to students entering their second year in the North Country Community College (NCCC) Nursing or Radiological Technician programs; or those students who are committed to the Saranac Lake community.

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Applications,Information,Required Docs,Head Lice Info

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SLVoluntaryHealth_liceposter_version5 (pdf)


New Vision Application 2020 (pdf)


NCCC_Application_2020 (pdf)


DECAF Letter of introduction (docx)


DECAF on line fillable Program Guidelines & Patient Responsibilities - NEW (pdf)


DECAF online fillable Notice of Privacy Practices (pdf)


DECAF online fillable Application June 17 2014 legal size (pdf)


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association, Inc.

75 Main Street, Suite 2, (across from Down Hill Grill) Saranac Lake, NY 12983

(518) 891-0910

Coronavirus Pandemic - our office is currently closed for public access. 518-891-0910

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Support Us!


Contribute to SLVHA

Making a commitment to SLVHA is making a commitment to the Saranac Lake Community.  When you walk down the streets of Saranac Lake, attend a Little League game or go to bingo at the Senior Center you can see how your financial contribution is helping to increase the quality of life for the people living here.

We provide a variety of giving options, and assure you that 100% of your donation goes to the program of your choice.

A volunteer board of directors of Saranac Lake professionals oversees SLVHA and employs one part-time office assistant.  All administrative costs are covered by other funds.

There are many ways to contribute to SLVHA.  Some ways include:

Annual Giving

Every year, every gift of any size truly helps make a difference.


Durable medical equipment; please call the office at 518-891-0910 for current acceptable items.


Leave a lasting gift to be held in trust to be used only to meet the specific program of interest.


Any bequest can continue to provide for those in need for years to come.

To find out more, please call us in confidence and at no obligation at 518-891-0910, or use the contact us link above. 

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Due to the COVID-19 precautions, our business off is closed at this time.  We will not be accepting new patients or any borrowed or donations of equipment during this time.   Emergencies please call 518-891-0910.