Health Services

Contact Us

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


Pesticide Application Notification
Diabetes Prevention Program

Public Health Hotline (631) 787-2200

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Our Mission

The mission of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is to educate and work with the public in a cooperative manner to promote health and wellness in order to prevent disease, to protect the public’s health, safety and environment, both proactively and re-actively by utilizing best practices, and to actively provide high quality, equitable, and affordable health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. Below is a list of some of the services we offer to Suffolk County. Please refer to Health Services A - Z for more information or select a division on the left hand side.


new items New and Updated Items
Warning about Powdered Pure CaffeineMarine Water Quality DataNotice Of Privacy Practices, Sewage Discharge Reporting System, Directions
seasonal trends Seasonal Trends
Mosquito Spraying, Suffolk County Beaches, Pool Safety, Pool Safety (Spanish), Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Diseases, How to Reduce Mosquito Populations Around Your Home

Services for Children Services for Children
Early Intervention, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Immunizations, Public Health Nursing
Inspections and Enforcement Inspections & Enforcement
Restaurant DatabaseChildren CampgroundsTobacco Violators
Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness
Bioterrorism, Home Heating Assistance
Healthy Living Healthy Living
Healthy Eating, WIC, Diabetes Prevention ProgramSmoking Cessation Classes, Minority Health
Our Environment Our Environment
Beaches, Water Resources, Pollution, Vector Control
Diseases and Illness Diseases & Illness
Flu, West Nile, Lyme DiseaseFood Allergies, Mental Hygiene, Alcohol & Drug Help, Ebola
Business Resources Business Resources
Food Manager Classes, Tobacco Vendor Education Program, Body Art Certification Schedule

Press Releases

Published: 9/18/2014

The next meeting of Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board is scheduled for:

Published: 9/16/2014

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 28 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected between September 3rd and September 5th.  On September 3rd, from Bay Shore (4).  On September 4th,  from West Babylon (4), Lindenhurst (2),  Huntington Station (2), Northport (1), Dix Hills (1), Deer Park (1), Copiague (3), Holbrook (1), Patchogue (1),North Babylon (3), and East Northport (2). On September 5th, Selden (1), East Setauket (1) and Shelter Island (1).

Published: 9/12/2014
Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the silent killer because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. There is no simple way to screen for it. 

Published: 9/11/2014

James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, announced today that the Department of Health Services will hold its falls prevention workshops for senior residents in the communities of East Islip, East Northport, Melville, Sayville, and Bellport. 

Published: 9/9/2014

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has removed Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park from its list of water bodies that may contain toxic levels of blue-green algae.  Residents who wish to wade or engage in recreation  in these waters are advised to proceed and to use caution if they observe discolored water.

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