Current Drought Status: Stage I Water Emergency - DroughtWatch!

The Rockland County Commissioner of Health has issued a declaration from Stage II to a Stage I Water Emergency effective August 24, 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.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know that 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don't know they have it?
Take the test
- see if you're at risk. To learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program call 364-2651 or visit our DPP page.

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.


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

Residents Reminded To Help Prevent Mosquito Breeding
Get rid of standing water especially after all the recent rain [Read More]
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]
Be A Healthier You
Sign up for our free workshops – we can help you live a healthier lifestyle [Read More]
Health Department Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7
A perfect time to encourage new parents, and parents-to-be, to consider the benefits of breastfeeding your baby [Read More]