Health Services

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James L. Tomarken,


Suffolk County Department of Health Services
3500 Sunrise Highway, Suite 124
P.O. Box 9006
Great River, New York 11739-9006

Telephone (631) 854 - 0000
Fax (631) 854 - 0108

Emergencies after 5:00 PM
& Weekends
(631) 852 - 4820

Public Health Hotline
(631) 787-2200


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Your Opinion Matters, Please Participate!

The purpose of the Community Member Community Health Assessment Survey is to get your opinion about health issues that are important in your community.

Together, the County Departments of Health and hospitals throughout Long Island will use the results of this survey and other information to help target health programs in your community.

Please complete only one survey per adult 18 years or older. Your survey responses are anonymous. Thank you for your participation.


Public Health Hotline (631) 787-2200

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Our Mission

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services promotes wellness and protects the public's health and environment.

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New and Updated Items New and Updated Items: Suffolk County Vendor Education Online Course, Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Final Report
Health Bulletin Board Important Health Bulletins From The Health Commissioner:  Legionnaires' Disease, Dump Site Bulletins, Warning about Flakka, Warning About Designer Bath Salts, Warning about Powdered Pure Caffeine, Warning About Liquid Nicotine
click for seasonal trends Seasonal Trends: Avoid Tick Bites, Practice Sun Safety, Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses, Pool Safety, Influenza Recommendations
Services for Children Services for Children: Early Intervention, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Immunizations, Public Health Nursing, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Inspections and Enforcement Inspections & Enforcement: Sewage Discharge Reporting System, Restaurant DatabaseChildren's Camps and Campgrounds Tobacco Violators
Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness: Bioterrorism, Home Heating Assistance
Healthy Living Healthy Living: WIC, Diabetes Prevention Program, Fitness & Nutrition Resource Guide, Smoking Cessation Classes, Minority Health, Falls Prevention
Our Environment Our Environment: Beaches, Marine Water Quality Data, Water Resources, Pollution, Vector Control - Mosquito Spraying, Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan , Investigation of the Impacts to Groundwater Quality form Compost and Vegetative Organic Waste Management Facilities in Suffolk County, Investigation of Fish Kills Occurring in the Peconic River - Riverhead, NY, Spring 2015
Diseases and Illness Diseases & Illness: Syphilis Alert, Flu, West Nile, Lyme DiseaseFood Allergies, Ebola, Measles Information/Resources For Partners, Communicable Disease Reporting, Diabetes Education Program, Cancer Prevention Community Events, Zika Information, Health Commissioner's Message to Suffolk County Providers, Travel Advisory for Men and Women of Childbearing Age, Zika Virus Microsite
Mental Hygiene: Mental Hygiene, Alcohol & Drug Help, Narcan Classes, Substance Abuse Hotline
Business Resources Business Resources: Food Manager Classes, Tobacco Vendor Education Program, Body Art Certification Schedule

Press Releases

Published: 4/29/2016

Due to Wastewater Infrastructure Investments, Health Officials Lift Peconic River Recreation Advisory that was issued on n December 15, 2015.

Published: 4/29/2016
Results of water sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton, NY.

Published: 4/28/2016

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS), the Town of Huntington and the Suffolk County SPCA will offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.

Published: 4/25/2016

Suffolk County has released a report on tick- and mosquito-borne diseases in Suffolk County. The report, produced by the Suffolk County Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases Task Force (TVBDTF), provides an overview of the diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes and outlines a needs assessment for approaching vector-borne diseases.

Published: 4/25/2016
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ of the body. It appears most often in the lungs and the eyes, and sometimes the heart. It can show itself through a wide variety of symptoms, including swollen glands, sores, shortness of  breath, chronic fever, fatigue, and weight loss. 
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