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 for more info.


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

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......

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......

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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

Mar 24, 2015 In light of the recent tragic fire in Brooklyn, the Rockland County Department of Health's Healthy Neighborhood Program encourages residents to correctly install smoke alarms in their homes and keep them in good working order. Smoke alarms can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day,...[More]
Mar 23, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health, in partnership with the Rockland Alliance for Health, recently hosted the second Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play Sustainability and Recognition Luncheon at Sonoma Grille. ...[More]
Mar 18, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health announces that it's TB (Tuberculosis) Awareness Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about TB, and the Health Department's TB clinics. ...[More]
Mar 13, 2015 Do you want to help your Health Department and our community be better able to respond to an emergency? Now's your chance to volunteer for an emergency preparedness drill which will simulate a local emergency response to a large-scale public health emergency event, such as a bio-terrorist attack or...[More]
Mar 12, 2015 The Rockland County Department of Health wants to help you keep your children safe from medicines and vitamins that could cause them harm. Poison Prevention Week, March 16-22, is a great time to remind you how to do that![More]

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Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,

Commissioner of Health

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


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