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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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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

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Reopened

James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH, MBA, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that the beach closure issued for Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Vector Control

Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Vector Control - 7/30/2012 Cancelled

The aerial spray scheduled for July 30, in West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Copiague and Amityville was cancelled due to operational difficulties. The spray will be rescheduled at a later date and the usual public notice will be made.

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach Closed

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club beach, in Cold Spring Harbor is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Health commissioner asks residents to eliminate stagnant water near homes

Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 25 additional mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected on July 17th, were from locations in Rocky Point (1),  Ridge (1), Mastic Beach (1), Farmingville (4), East Setauket (4), West Babylon (4), Copiague (2) North Babylon (2), East Northport (4), and Huntington Station(2).


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