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.

It's Cold Outside!

With the current below-normal temperatures, the Rockland County Department of Health advises residents to take some common sense safety tips to stay warm in cold weather.


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.

Flu Vaccine

There are no Health Department flu vaccine clinics scheduled at this time, but you can call the Health Department at 845-364-2520 for an appointment to get your flu vaccine. You can also check with your doctor or visit to find flu vaccine clinics in our area. Learn more about the flu and the flu vaccine


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 03, 2015 March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." The Rockland County Department of Health suggests that you "take the first bite" by making small lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in your health. ...[More]
Mar 02, 2015 Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th, and the Rockland County Department of Health reminds you to change your clocks and take time to check your emergency supply kit. Is it missing any items? Is anything out-of-date, leaking or damaged? ...[More]
Feb 26, 2015 We all will lose an hour of sleep this month when we set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 8th - but are you losing sleep on other nights as well? ...[More]
Feb 25, 2015 March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - if you don't know your HIV status, now is the time to find out! Women (and men) of all ages can get HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) - the virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...[More]
Feb 03, 2015 February is American Heart Month, a good time to learn how you can help prevent heart disease and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones. ...[More]

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Patricia Schnabel Ruppert,

Commissioner of Health

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Rockland Cnty Health Dept
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Pomona, NY 10970


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