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.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 23rd - 29th is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. 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 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

Open-Enrollment Period For Health Insurance Begins November 1
If you haven’t signed up for health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace you can enroll for coverage starting in… [Read More]
October 23-29 Is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Learn how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects [Read More]
Don't Wait, Check The Date
Replace smoke alarms every ten years [Read More]
Hurricane Coming Our Way?
Good time to review, update, or begin your personal and home emergency preparedness plans just in case [Read More]
Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled in Rockland
Take time to get your flu vaccine - it is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu and its complications [Read More]