Cold Weather Safety Tips

Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety.
Residents with heat-related problems: call 845-364-2585. Anyone needing immediate assistance should call 911.
Cold Weather Safety Tips
Find a warming center near you

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Learn how to prevent lead poisoning's serious health effects. Read our press release. Visit our web page.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know that 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don't know they have it?
Take the test
- see if you're at risk. To learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program call 364-2651 or visit our DPP page.

No Health Insurance?

Find out about free or Low-cost Health Insurance Programs sponsored by New York State. Get information about Health Department Clinics and Local Community Health Centers that accept sliding scale fees for those without health insurance.

Facts About the Zika Virus

Visit www.health.ny.gov for more information on the New York State Zika 6 Point Action Plan.
See our Mosquito Control page for more information.

Questions About Lead in the Drinking Water

Questions about lead in the drinking water in schools or at home?
Visit our Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Page.

 

Message from the Commissioner

The mission of the Rockland County Department of Health is to promote and protect the health of our community. We envision a safe, healthy county for our residents to live, work and play, and where everyone has an equal opportunity for a healthy and productive life. We are here for you, your family and your businesses. Our goal is to make Rockland the healthiest county in the nation. Please explore our website and learn about the many programs and services that we offer.

Featured Pages

Clinics & Immunizations

A list of Health Department Clinics and Immunizations.

Environmental Health

Regulates & enforces public health & environmental matters.

Health Dept. Calendar

Rockland County Health Department Calendar of Events.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

Provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support & info.

Popular Information

  • To report a public health emergency, communicable disease, and/or animal bite after hours, on weekends and/or on holidays please call 845-364-8600 and ask for the supervisor on call.
  • For hearing impaired, please contact 711 or (800) 662-1220 (TTY/TeleBraille/HCO) and provide the relay operator with the phone number you want to call.

Recent Press Releases

Health Department Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips
With very cold weather in the forecast, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ru… [Read More]
Give Yourself The Gift Of A Healthier Holiday!
Happy Holidays! Follow our tips for a healthier holiday season. [Read More]
12 Quit Smoking Tips For The New Year
Is quitting smoking on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Consider these 12 tried and true tips to help you quit [Read More]
Weight Of The Nation: Children In Crisis
Free community presentation will explore what you can do to help the children in your life stay healthy [Read More]
Wash Your Hands Often!
Will help protect you from getting and spreading germs, and can cut your flu risk in half [Read More]