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Our Mission

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


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!

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Health News

Shirley Beach Opens

The beach closure issued for Shirley Beach has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Aerial Larvicide Notice

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued on the next suitable day.

Shirley Beach Closes to Bathing

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed Shirley Beach in Shirley to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.  

More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Commissioner James Tomarken announced today that 17 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. One mosquito (Culex pipiens-restuans) sample that was collected in Nesconset (1) on July 30th tested positive for West Nile virus. Additionally, 16 samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, collected from August 13th to August 16th, tested positive for the virus. The samples were taken from areas in Huntington (1), Greenlawn (1), East Northport (1), Northport (2), Dix Hills (1), West Islip (1), Nesconset (3), Bay Shore (1), Holtsville (1), Selden (1), Port Jefferson Station (2), and Aquebogue (1). 

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee* of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board

The mission of the Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is to enable persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse and their families to access an appropriate array of services and supports to maximize an individual’s potential within the family and community.

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