If you need assistance outside of business hours, consult the documents or call the hotline phone numbers listed below.
- Rabies: Update on Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin (February 2015)
- Catching a bat. Watch this 80-second video prepared by the New York State Department of Health on the proper technique for safely capturing a bat found in a home.
- List of licensed registered trappers
- Report of animal bite, scratch and contact Fillable (fill out the form and print or save as a pdf., and rename the pdf. document.)
- Rabies PEP Guidance for Medical Providers
- Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Algorithm for Medical Providers
- Human Rabies Case Investigation Record-HCP Fillable (fill out the form and print or save as a pdf., and rename the pdf. document.)
Complaint Fillable Forms - Overnight (In-House Staff Only)
(Fill out the forms and print or save as a pdf, don't forget to rename the pdf doc.)
- General Overnight Complaint Fillable Form 2014
- (On-Call) Overnight Report of Animal Bite, Scratch or Contact fillable form
- After Hours Spill Incident Report Form Fillable (OEHRC)
Mercury and Chemical Spills
- Health care providers – For medical questions and consultation on managing patients who have been exposed to a chemical, such as mercury, or have ingested a chemical or poison, contact the Poison Control Center.
- Members of the public – If you have been exposed to a chemical or poison, seek immediate medical attention.
- Poison Control Center's 24/7 hotline: (800) 222-1222
- Visit the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, a federal public health agency, for useful information about toxic substances.
Tick Identification and Testing Services
Ticks generally need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can pass along infections such as Lyme disease. Daily tick checks and proper removal are one of the most effective way to prevent such infections.
Residents interested in identifying a species of tick they have removed from a person or pet should call the tick testing labs listed below prior to sending their tick because each lab has its own packaging and shipping requirements. The list below is for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as an endorsement of any particular laboratory or procedure.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tick Identification and Environmental Control
c/o Horticulture Laboratory
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, NY 10980
Service: Tick is identified to species. They will NOT test for Lyme disease.
Analytical Services, Inc.
130 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT 05495
1-800-723-4432 x 44
Service: Tick ID to species and tested for Lyme disease in 1-5 business days.
315 Norwood Park
SouthNorwood, MA 02062
Service: Tick is identified to species and tested for Lyme disease.
Westchester Medical Center
Lyme Disease Hotline
(914) 493-8425, tick ID
Northeast Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Applied DNA Services
East Stroudsburg University
403 Normal Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Tick Submission Form Service: Tick is identified to species and tested for Lyme disease.