Rockland Tops All New York Counties In Annual Health Rankings!

Rockland bests all other counties in New York State for healthy living in 2015. Learn more about the annual rankings by clicking here.

It's Mosquito Season!

West Nile Virus detected in Rockland County mosquitoes. Take steps to prevent mosquito bites. Learn more by clicking here.
Free Mosquito Dunks are available. Visit the Mosquito Control page for more information about keeping your home mosquito free.

County Executive Day Launches The Rockland Codes Initiative

Aggressive countywide effort will utilize the broad powers of the Rockland County Department of Health to combat illegal housing and overcrowding in our communities. Read the press release.

Don't Let Ticks Ruin Your Summer Outdoor Fun

Take steps to protect yourself, your family and your pets from Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, now that summer has arrived. Visit our Tick-borne Disease Education and Prevention Program page.

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.


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)

WIC provides nutrition education, foods & breastfeeding support & information.

Popular Information

Directory of Services

Driving Directions

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Directory of Divisions

Notice of Privacy


Recent Press Releases

Jun 26, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert alert residents that the New York State Department of Health issued a Public Health Notice recalling certain brands of bottled water. ...[More]
Jun 26, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today announced that free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs and ferrets on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's...[More]
Jun 17, 2015 When you are out having fun at the pool, beach or lake with your family, water safety may not be the first thing on your mind. Yet, in New York State, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children of all age groups. Children, ages one through four years old, are especially at risk....[More]
Jun 17, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that in observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Health Department is offering free, confidential, and rapid HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) tests on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Ramapo...[More]
Jun 10, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are alerting residents that an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Metropolitan New York City region, including Rockland County, has been issued for Thursday, June 11, 2015. Air Quality Health Advisories...[More]


Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,

Commissioner of Health

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Rockland Cnty Health Dept
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50 Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY 10970


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