Current Drought Status: Water Use Restrictions are Lifted!

The Rockland County Commissioner of Health has issued a declaration that rescinds the Stage I Water Emergency effective September 22, 2016. For more information read our Press Release and Declaration.

Keep Your Cool in the Heat

The current forecast calls for hot and humid weather. Take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illness. Read our press release. Find a cooling center near you at: Please call ahead to make sure it's open.

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 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 Free Rabies Shots For Cats, Dogs And Ferrets On Sunday, October 2, 2016
10 AM until 1 PM at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive in Pomona, no appointment needed [Read More]
Older Adults: Get The Immunizations You Need!
Immunizations are NOT just for children - getting your needed shots on a timely basis is important for everyone, from infants to… [Read More]
Join Us On Free Guided Walks This Fall
Additional walk scheduled on Saturday, October 1, 2016: Fitness Walk at Rockland Lake State Park/Nyack Beach Trail [Read More]
Who Needs A Flu Vaccine? You!
The first Health Department flu vaccine clinic of the season will be held on Friday, September 16, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm [Read More]