How to Prevent Shigella Infection

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick from diseases like Shigellosis, caused by a bacteria known as Shigella (En espanol, an kréyol), and prevent the spread of germs.

Flu Vaccine

There are no Health Department flu vaccine clinics scheduled at this time, but you can call the Health Department at 845-364-2520 for an appointment to get your flu vaccine. You can also check with your doctor or visit to find flu vaccine clinics in our area. Learn more about the flu and the flu vaccine

Get the Facts about Ebola

Information about Ebola for residents:

Please see our Ebola facts page for Residents

Information about Ebola for health care providers:

Please see our Ebola facts page for Health Care Providers


Scheduled Clinics

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic - meets every Tuesday 12:30-4:00 and Wednesdays 2:30-7:00 by appointment only......

8:30 am - 11:00 am
The Child Immunization Clinic provides immunization for common childhood diseases for children ages 5-18. For appointments or mo.....

2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic - meets every Tuesday 12:30-4:00 and Wednesdays 2:30-7:00 by appointment only......

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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.

Recent Press Releases

Jan 29, 2015 Did you know that children who participate in physical activity tend to perform better in school? Recent scientific studies show a link between physical fitness and academic performance, and that students perform better in school when they are given a short physical activity break during class. ...[More]
Jan 28, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health is alerting residents that a skunk in Clarkstown has tested positive for rabies, after coming into contact with a County resident's dog. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). ...[More]
Jan 27, 2015 Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advises County residents to take some common sense steps to stay safe during cold weather.[More]
Jan 22, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health reminds residents that February 15 is the last day to enroll in health insurance for 2015 through the NY State of Health Marketplace. The only exception is if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a qualifying life event. Examples of qualifying...[More]
Jan 22, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health suggests that if you want to save money on food, follow the "3 P's" from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). "We encourage residents to follow these great tips. Not only will you save money, but you will be making healthier choices at the...[More]

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Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,

Commissioner of Health

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