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.

 

Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Everyone needs to get vaccinated and keep their vaccines up to date.Measles Outbreak
Happiness isn't the only thing spreading at Disneyland right now. A multi-state measles outbreak has been linked to the resort theme parks, highlighting the importance of vaccinations.

Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe during the cold weatherWinter Storm Safety Tips
Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. It's important to know how to protect yourself and your loved ones from potential cold-weather dangers, especially the most common frostbite, hypothermia and generators.

Cold-weather heating requirements Got Heat?
Get information on getting help if your apartment, workplace, school or day care is too cold for comfort. Learn more about cold weather heating requirements.

The Health Dept. is accepting nominations for the 2015 Public Health Service Awards. Deadline is February 9, 20152015 Public Health Service Awards
The Health Dept. is accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Public Health Service Award and the J.R. Tesone Youth Public Health Service Award to recognize adults, teenagers and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to public health in Westchester.
Free flu and vaccinatiod clinic to be held every friday in January 2015. Supplies limited, so call today for an appointment.FREE Flu & Vaccination Clinics every Friday in January
The Health Dept is offering free flu shots, along with six other vaccines, in Yonkers & White Plains. Despite reports of reduced protection, this year's flu shot is still recommended because it will prevent some infections & reduce severe disease.
Open enrollment started November 15 Health Insurance Open Enrollment
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.

NY State Commissioner's Order Ebola Ebola Preparedness
The Health Dept. has been, and continues to work closely with NYSDOH, CDC and local healthcare providers, hospitals and EMS to ensure that every precaution is being taken to protect the public from Ebola. Learn more about Ebola preparedness.

Ebola virus Get the Facts about Ebola
Information for residents.
Information for EMS
Information for health care providers.

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.