Westchester County


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 and dogs on July 26FREE Rabies Clinic on July 26
The Health Department is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic on July 26 for cats and dogs owned by Westchester County residents in Cortlandt Manor. Advanced appointments are necessary.
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 how to stay safe in the sun.Sun and Heat Safety
Overexposure to the sun can cause skin cancer, heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat and sun induced problems. Follow these tips to help protect yourself and your family.

Help stop the spread of West Nile Virus by doing away with any standing water on your propertyWest Nile Prevention
When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water.

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.