Current Drought Status: Stage II Water Emergency - Drought Alert!

The Rockland County Commissioner of Health has issued a declaration for a Stage II Water Emergency effective July 21, 2016.
For more information visit our Drought Information webpage and read our Press Release.

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.

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.

Wash Your Hands!

Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. Learn more by visiting


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

Keep Your Cool In The Heat: Forecast Calls For Hot, Humid Weather
Take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses [Read More]
Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For July 22, 2016
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone [Read More]
Less Rain = Less Water
County Requests Voluntary Water Conservation [Read More]
The pollutant of concern for the Air Quality Health Advisory is ozone [Read More]