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 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.
|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.
|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.
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|Hand 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.