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.

First human West Nile Virus caseFirst Human WNV Case
The first human case of West Nile Virus has been reported. The Health Dept is reminding resident to discard any standing water from their property and to use repellents if they spend time outdoors from dusk to dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Learn more.
To reduce the possibility of a bat entering your dwelling, bat proof your home by keeping screens and doors shut and maintained and seal all exterior holes.Got a Bat in Your House?
Don't panic and don't let if fly out of the window. A person or pet in your house may have had contact with it, capture the bat, call the health dept. at 914-813-5000 and have it tested for rabies. Watch the 80-second video on how to capture a bat safely.
It’s never too early to get ready for school. Call now for an appointment.Free School Vaccine Clinics for Un- and Under-insured Kids to Age 18
It’s never too early to get ready for school. Call now for an appointment.

Learn about BBQ safety this Memorial Day WeekendSummer BBQ Safety Tips
The Health Department has some practical tips to help you enjoy the Summer and to prevent salmonella or E-coli from spoiling your fun.

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.

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.