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.

County Executive Day Launches The Rockland Codes Initiative

Aggressive countywide effort will utilize the broad powers of the Rockland County Department of Health to combat illegal housing and overcrowding in our communities. Read the press release.

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......

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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.....

May
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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

May 20, 2015 National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 27th. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind you to start, or remain being active, no matter what your age. ...[More]
May 14, 2015 Are you a baby boomer (someone born between 1945 through 1965)? If so, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert recommend that you get a blood test for Hepatitis C, a serious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. ...[More]
May 13, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month - an ideal time to remind you to examine your skin - it could save your life! ...[More]
May 07, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that May is Asthma Awareness Month. The Rockland County Department of Health's Healthy Neighborhood Program staff are available this month, and throughout the year, to make home visits to identify...[More]
May 06, 2015 Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department will begin treating catch basins and storm drains next week to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the standing water inside of these structures. Work will continue...[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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