The Westchester County Department of Health is a community of professional public health workers who help you and your family enjoy better health. We protect and promote the health of the public through prevention, prolonging meaningful life and providing leadership in health crises.
Use the links below to the health department services found in the district offices and in the main health department. See also Location of Services.
Prevention, education, care and advocacy for people with HIV/AIDS.
Permits, complaint investigations, plan reviews, indoor and outdoor air sampling.
All Kids Health Care
Free or low-cost health insurance for all children and teens under 19 years of age.
Animal Disease Control
Inspections, permits, complaint investigations, animal diseases.
Inspections and complaint investigations.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Lead screening for children under six years of age; case management of lead poisoned children; lead hazard abatement.
Call (914) 813-5000 for public health emergencies 24 hours a day; call for referrals and public health information weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Early Intervention Program
Family-centered therapeutic and support services for infants and toddlers under age three with developmental delays.
For up-to-date information about vaccinations and the seasonal flu in general.
Food Service Establishment Program
Inspections, permits, complaint investigations, foodborne illness prevention, plan reviews.
Go Before You Show
A countywide campaign to encourage pregnant women to seek prenatal care in the first three months of their pregnancy and link them to a prenatal care provider.
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
By calling 2-1-1, pregnant women can get help to connect to prenatal care, apply for insurance coverage for prenatal care and receive care for themselves and their baby.
Hazardous Materials Response
Emergency incident response, complaint investigations, hazardous waste site investigations, hazard assessment and chemical substance information.
Health Information and Communication
Handles inquiries from the media and the public regarding public health issues; develops materials to distribute to residents to promote healthy lifestyles and assure a safer environment.
Healthy Heart Strategies
Information and intervention to promote heart healthy lifestyles.
Environmental and personal health assessment; referral and follow-up.
HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing
Free and confidential counseling and testing; health education. Assists medical providers and their patients in notifying partners about potential HIV exposure; referrals to community services.
Home Health Agency
Free immunizations for children from birth to age 21 to prevent childhood diseases.
Individual Sewage Disposal Systems and Individual Well Water Supply Systems
Permits, inspections, construction complaint investigations, plan reviews.
Infant Child Health Assessment Program (ICHAP)
Free home visits for infants and toddlers under age three at risk for developmental delay.
Public education and intervention to promote safe and healthful behaviors.
Lyme Disease Information Line
Educational information available at 813-LYME. See also Tickborne Diseases.
Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS)
Monitoring, testing, registration, and enforcement of regulations for PBS tanks.
Through the Go Before You Show and Healthy Mom/Healthy Baby initiatives, pregnant women can call 2-1-1 and get help with insurance and with finding a prenatal care provider.
Preschool Education Program
Services such as speech therapy, physical therapy and special education for children three to five years old with developmental disabilities.
Public Water Supply Program
Public water supplies encompass community and non-community drinking water systems. Activities include inspections, permits, complaint investigations, plan reviews and surveillance sampling.
Rabies Information Line
Educational information available at (914) 813-5010. Physician assessment of animal exposures 24 hours a day/7 days a week, preventive treatment following exposure, low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats, rabies testing of suspect animals, education.
X-ray facility inspections, complaint investigations.
Inspections, complaint investigations, plan reviews, septic and sewer approval.
See Water Quality.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Services and Clinic
Free and confidential diagnosis and treatment, free Hepatitis B vaccination, counseling and confidential contact investigations, HIV counseling and testing.
Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act (A.T.U.P.A.) enforcement, PROKIDS, Clean Indoor Air (Article 20).
Presentations on public health issues at community forums, schools and community agencies.
Inspections, complaint investigations, licensing septage collectors, permits for refuse and septage collection businesses.
Compilation, analysis and distribution of demographic and health data.
Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Operator forms
Inspections, permits, complaint investigations, surveillance sampling, plan reviews.
Inspections and permits for children's camps, hotel/motels, trailer parks, mobile home sites and migrant labor camps.
Lyme and ehrlichia surveillance, investigation, education, guidelines.
Tuberculosis Services and Clinics
Day and evening hours. Free TB testing, contact investigation, laboratory testing, treatment and medication, Directly Observed Therapy.
Analysis and distribution of vital statistics
Water pollution control activities related to NYC watershed, Long Island Sound, Hudson River, other rivers, streams and lakes. Inspections, permits, complaint investigations of sewage overflows and other water pollution discharges, overflows from individual sewage disposal systems, plan reviews, surveillance, planning.
Supplemental food, nutrition education and referrals for health care for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and for infants and children to age five.