Rockland County Department of Health Programs and Services

 

Adult Immunization Clinic provides immunizations (shots, vaccines) for adults to prevent a variety of illnesses. For appointments or more information, call (845) 364-2497 or 2520.

Bed Bugs Program provides information and presentations on how to prevent, spot and get rid of bed bugs. "Stop Bed Bugs Safely" fact sheets are available in English, Spanish and Creole. For complaints about bed bugs, call (845) 364-2585

Better Choices, Better Health: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions can help you learn how to better manage your long-term health problems and lead an active, full life. Call (845) 364-2500 to find out when our next program is scheduled.

Breastfeeding Promotion & Support Program provides breastfeeding counseling, presentations, support groups, and guidance for employers on establishing a worksite lactation program. For more information or to make an appointment, call (845) 364-3786 email messingl@co.rockland.ny.us.

Child Immunization Clinic provides immunizations (shots, vaccines) for common childhood diseases for children/adolescents in elementary through high school. Call (845) 364-2497 for an appointment or more information.

Child Injury Prevention Program offers a variety of presentations, educational materials and safety events for parents, caregivers and children. Call (845) 364-3292 or (845) 364-3290 for more information.

Children with Special Needs Programs include the Physically Handicapped Children's Program, Early Intervention, and Committee on Preschool Special Education.

Chronic Disease Prevention Workshops: Our free and low-cost programs will help you be a healthier you!

Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Call  (845) 364-3610 for more information.

Diabetes: When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

  • Living Well with Diabetes Program can help you learn simple ways to take good care of yourself and manage your type 2 diabetes. Call us at (845) 364-2500 to find out when our next program is scheduled to begin.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program can help you prevent type 2 diabetes by learning how to: improve your food choices and lose weight; increase your physical activity level; and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss. Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Call us at (845) 364-3864 to find out if you are eligible to participate and to see when our next program is scheduled to begin.

Fall Prevention: Learn tips to reduce your risk of falling. 

Family Planning Services provides services to women in their childbearing years (teens to pre-menopause) and to men, including exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV testing and counseling, birth control information and supplies, nutrition education, and Pap tests, pelvic exams and breast exams. Call (845) 364-2531 or (845) 364-2124 for an appointment or more information.

Flu Clinic provides flu vaccines to people ages 6 months and older, and is usually held September – January. Call (845) 364-2520 for more information.

Health Ease Workshops focus on these different topics: fall prevention, heart health, osteoporosis, medication safety, nutrition, keeping your mind sharp, and moving to keep fit. Selected workshops or the entire series can be scheduled at your faith or community organization.

Health Insurance Program helps eligible residents enroll in free or low-cost health insurance programs sponsored by New York State, such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and health insurance for pregnant women. Call (845) 364-3394 for an appointment and more information.

Healthy Neighborhood Program offers home visits to identify and discuss health and safety issues in the home, and provides free products to help address these issues, such as smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Eligible residents include low-income residents, seniors, and at risk families. We also offer engaging and interactive presentations on a variety of topics. Click here for more information.

HIV/AIDS Services provides rapid testing for HIV (results in 20 minutes). Medical and case management services are provided for people over the age of 18 living with HIV/AIDS.

Home Health Care Program provides home visits by nurses to assess the health status of a patient, offer health education and guidance, and perform evaluations for nursing home placement. Call (845) 364-2534 for more information.

Immunization Program helps reduce the likelihood of vaccine-preventable diseases by making sure everyone receives the vaccines they need. We offer many clinics where residents of all ages can get the immunizations (shots, vaccines) you need to protect yourself and others from serious diseases and infections. We also can help you find reliable information on immunizations.

Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic provides medical services, nutrition counseling, and case management services to people over the age of 18 who are living with HIV/AIDS. Infectious Disease (ID) Clinic

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program monitors the blood lead levels of children ages six months to 18 years. The program also provides support, referrals and resource materials about lead poisoning to Rockland County residents, including families, health professionals and home improvement professionals. Visit our page to learn more about lead and how to prevent lead poisoning.

Lyme Disease Prevention and Education Program provides residents with information about ticks and Lyme disease, including educational materials, presentations, and a Lyme disease educator available by phone during business hours.

Mosquito Control Program implements a comprehensive mosquito surveillance and control program to stop the spread of West Nile Virus, and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

NAPSACC Program (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care): This program, funded by the New York State Department of Health's Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant, took place from January 2011 - March 2015 in 21 child care sites in Rockland County. The goal was to work together to improve their nutrition and physical activity environments, including policies and practices, to help prevent obesity in pre-schoolers (ages 2-5 years) at a time when their eating and physical activity habits are being formed. Childcare programs have an opportunity to set the groundwork for healthy habits for a lifetime. It's important for parents consider this when choosing a childcare or nursery school program. Ask to see the day's schedule, find out how the program incorporates physical activity time, ask about what the children eat and drink, and find out how much time, if any, are children exposed to screen time and media. Read the evaluation report and success story to learn more.

Nutrition: Looking for information about good nutrition, healthier cooking, weight loss, or where to find better food choices in your community? Then you've come to the right place! We can help you (and your family, friends and co-workers) find, prepare, and share healthier food (and beverage) choices. 

Quit Smoking Program: If you or someone you love is ready to quit smoking or needs information, we're here to help. We have the skills and experience to help you become smoke free. Our award winning, highly successful Put It Out Rockland program offers a series of one-on-one quit smoking sessions with a quit smoking specialist and low-cost nicotine replacement products (for those medically eligible) to double your chances of being successful. Call 364-2651 to get help to quit. 

Rabies Program offers free rabies shots for cats, dogs, and ferrets. We offer clinics at various times throughout the year. Call (845) 364-for more information.

School Health Program works to improve access to physical activity and better nutrition in Rockland County schools, through policies, practices and environmental supports that make it easy for students and staff to make healthy choices throughout the school day. Call (845) 364- for more information.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic provides confidential testing and treatment for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, and free HIV tests.

Sharps Collection Program provides information about the proper disposal of residential "sharps" (needles, syringes and lancets used by residents for self medication), and lists scheduled collection sites where residents can dispose of their sharps. Click here for more information.

Tuberculosis (TB) Services include a chest clinic for evaluation and treatment of people with active TB, their contacts and other people at high risk for TB, and a clinic that performs tuberculin skin tests to check for TB infection.

Walking Program: Engaging in a walking program can help reduce the risk of heart disease, burn calories, lower blood pressure, increase muscle tone, improve circulation, prevent bone loss, and make you feel good. Our 'Rockland County Walks' Initiative consists of several walking opportunities.

Weight Loss: Ready to lose weight? Join the Lose to Win Weight Loss Program - an eight-week series that uses the latest guidelines to help you lose weight safely and successfully.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a free nutrition program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and for children under the age of five. Participants who qualify based on financial need receive vouchers (checks) to purchase supplemental, nutritious foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, juice and cereal.

Worksite Wellness Program provides free wellness assessments, resources, presentations, and other services to assist Rockland employers in creating healthier workplace environments. These programs have been shown to reduce employee stress, health care costs, and absenteeism, and increase productivity, morale, and loyalty. We will work with your organization to develop a customized plan, or enhance your existing program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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