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Keep Healthy and Know Your Health DepartmentThe Westchester County Department of Health is here to keep you healthy and informed about important public health topics. Through our many programs and services, we work to promote healthy behaviors, protect you from illness, and control the spread of disease in your community.



The following is an overview of the programs and services that the Health Department offers.

Services

  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Vaccines for Children and Adults
  • Maternal and Child Home Health Nursing Visits
  • Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Services (WIC)
  • Early Intervention Program for Children with Special Needs (ages birth - 2)
  • Preschool Special Education Services for Children with Special Needs (ages 3 - 5)
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (families of children ages birth – 21)
  • Health Insurance Access
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Evaluation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention (including partner services)
  • HIV Testing and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Directly Observed Therapy and Medical Services
  • Mosquito Surveillance and Control

 

Regulation

  • Permit, Inspection and Code Enforcement of:
    • restaurants
    • swimming pools
    • bathing beaches
    • children’s camps
    • public water supplies
    • radiological equipment
    • solid waste transport vehicles
    • petroleum bulk storage facilities
  • Air, Drinking Water, Solid Waste and Septic Quality Control
  • Septic System Contractor Licensing
  • Chemical and Hazardous Material Spill Response
  • Animal Disease Prevention and Control
  • Tobacco Control
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance, Investigation and Case Management


Education & Information

  • Health Education, Promotion and Social Media
  • Speaker Requests
  • Collection and Analysis of Health Data
  • Public Health Emergency Planning and Preparedness
  • Freedom of Information Law Requests (FOIL)
  • Media and Public Relations


Stay Connected
24-hour Public Health Information Line: 914-813-5000

To take this information along with you, download the Keep Healthy and Know Your Health Department brochure.