Health

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.

Preparing for Mosquito Season

Free Mosquito Dunks and Fathead Minnows will be available beginning in April. Visit the Mosquito Control page for more information.

NY State of Health Announces Enrollment Period

The Special Enrollment Period is for uninsured New Yorkers facing tax penalties. Individuals and families can sign up for coverage through April 30, 2015. Visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov for more info.

Measles

A recent outbreak that began in California spread to several states, including New York. There are NO confirmed cases in Rockland County. See more information about the measles virus and the importance of being vaccinated.

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.

 

Scheduled Clinics

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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......

Apr
29
Clinics
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.....

Apr
29
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

Apr 22, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that several local schools received certificate of recognition awards for exceptional participation in March Forward, Rockland's annual school-based physical activity awareness day. ...[More]
Apr 20, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers that a product known as "Bo Ying Compound" may contain excessive amounts of lead. ...[More]
Apr 17, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that April is National Stress Awareness Month. ...[More]
Apr 16, 2015 If you have been diagnosed with pre diabetes, or are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage you to sign up for the Health Department's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The program can help you reduce...[More]
Apr 15, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are alerting residents that a raccoon in Clarkstown has tested positive for rabies on April 14, after biting a County resident. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous...[More]

Popular Information

Administration

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,
DO, FAAFP

Commissioner of Health

Contact Us

Rockland Cnty Health Dept
Robert L. Yeager Hlth Cntr
50 Sanatorium Rd, Bldg D
Pomona, NY 10970


Administration
845-364-2512

Disease Control
845-364-2997

Emergency Medical Services
845-364-8923

Environmental Health
845-364-2608

Epidemiology
845-364-2956

Health Promotion
845-364-2500

Medical Examiner
845-364-2826

Patient Services
845-364-2534

Public Health Preparedness
845-364-2660/2526

Public Health Social Work
845-364-2620
 
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