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Our Mission

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

COVID-19 Related Items

As of September 12, 2023, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is authorized to offer updated COVID-19 vaccines to only those Suffolk County residents who are uninsured or underinsured through the Vaccines for Children and Vaccines for Adults program.

CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines.

Residents who have insurance that covers the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to receive their vaccines at their local pharmacies, health care providers offices, or local federally qualified health centers. You can locate a convenient vaccination site using the vaccine finder tool:

Residents who meet the qualifications to receive a vaccination at one of Suffolk County vaccination clinics may walk in to any of our clinics listed here to receive a vaccine.


Your Opinion Matters, Please Participate!

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The purpose of the Community Member 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 and over). Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your participation!

Take Survey Now

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Health News

Pesticide application scheduled for Oak Beach and Fire Island

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the Oak Beach and Fire Island in an effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Pesticide Application Scheduled

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of South Shirley, Mastic Beach, Old Mastic, and Fire Island in its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Six New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that six more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus

Health Commissioner issues Advisory about Foam Parties

Suffolk County Department of Health Services Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, today advised residents, especially parents and guardians, about foam parties/fests, gatherings where soapy foam is sprayed onto participants.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Reopens

The beach closure for Lake Ronkonkoma Beach in the Town of Islip has been lifted, as recent water samples meet New York State standards.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901