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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

Tanner Park Beach Reopens

UPDATE: The beach closure for Tanner Park Beach in Copiague was lifted on
Sunday, August 23, 2015, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Pesticide application scheduled for Oak Beach and Fire Island

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of Oak Beach and Fire Island communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Nine Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that nine mosquito samples and two birds have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Bathing Advisory Issued for Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Health officials today issued an advisory against bathing at Centerport Yacht Club as heavy rainfall has raised the potential for bacteria to be present at levels that exceed New York State standards.

Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp in Peconic Closed to Bathing

Great Pond at Peconic Dunes Camp in Peconic is closed due to the finding of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards. This is the second time this month the camp beach has been closed due to high levels of bacteria.

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