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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!

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Health News

Bellone, Gregory, Martinez Invite Individuals with Diabetes to Attend Free Self-Management Program

The Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Legislator Monica Martinez invite residents who have diabetes to attend a free program that will enable them to manage their diabetes.  The program, conducted by the Department of Health Services in collaboration with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, comprises four classes that cover suggestions for keeping blood sugar in target range, choosing a healthful meal plan and balancing food, exercise and medications. The Brentwood program will be conducted in Spanish only.

Falls Prevention Classes Offer Mature Residents a Greater Chance to be Independent for Life

September is Falls Prevention Month

County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, today announced that Suffolk County will be expanding its popular falls prevention program, offering workshops at venues throughout the county this September, Falls Prevention Month. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for the Town of Babylon and Fire Island

Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections parts of the Town of Babylon and parts of Fire Island as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

40 Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 40 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. 

Brentwood Health Center Remains Closed for Repairs

The Suffolk County Brentwood Family Health Center, which closed Wednesday, August 13, due to damage caused by flooding from heavy rains, will remain closed from Saturday through Monday, while repairs are underway. At this time, it is unclear when the health center will reopen. Further updates will be forthcoming. Currently, the closure affects all services, including adult, pediatric, WIC and family planning services and dental and mental health clinics. 


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