Westchester County

Health

The Health Department works to promote public health, prevent the spread of disease and prolong meaningful life for all Westchester residents. Staffers inform, educate and empower people about public health issues, connect people to needed health services and ensure the availability of health care.

The department monitors health status to identify community health problems, diagnoses and investigates them and mobilizes community partnerships to find solutions.

The Health Department develops policies and plans that support individual and community public health efforts. The department enforces laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety, including the state and county sanitary codes. The health department also surveys and regulates air and water quality in Westchester.

For general information and public health emergencies, call (914) 813-5000, 24/7. Subscribe for health news, tips and information.

Free rabies clinic for cats, dogs and ferretsFREE Rabies Clinic on Oct. 26
The Health Dept. is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats, dogs and ferrets owned by Westchester County residents in New Rochelle. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more.
Free flu shots available for college students on Tuesday, October 21 at WCCFree Flu Shots for College Students on Oct. 21
A clinic for college students will be held on Tuesday, October 21 at Westchester Community College, Tech building lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. Learn more.

NY State Commissioner's Order Ebola Ebola Preparedness
- NYS has issued orders to hospitals, diagnostic treatment centers, and ambulance services for handling Ebola.
- CDC Guidelines for PPE.
- View hands-on demo of how to put on and remove PPE.

Get the facts about Ebols Get the Facts about Ebola
- Information about Ebola for residents.
- Information about Ebola for EMS
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- Information about Ebola for health care
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- CDC updates for health care providers.
- Currrent map of Ebola outbreak.

Good hand hygiene in children will help to prevent the spread of germsHand Washing can Prevent Illness
Hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness at home, at school and at work. Learn to wash your hands the right way.
Learn more about Enterovirus Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
- Information on EV-68 for residents.
- Information on EV-68 for schools.
- Press Release.

If you are uninsured or self-insured, you can enroll in a new affordable health plan.Health Insurance Marketplace
If you are uninsured, underinsured or self-insured, you can enroll in a newaffordable health plan. Navigators will be available to help Westchester residents enroll in a plan.  View a map of locations and directions to all navigator locations.