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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

Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park removed from the list of water bodies that contain blue-green algae

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has removed Lake Ronkonkoma at Brookhaven Park from its list of water bodies that may contain toxic levels of blue-green algae.  Residents who wish to wade or engage in recreation  in these waters are advised to proceed and to use caution if they observe discolored water.

Fifteen More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Health Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that 15 more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on August 19th and August 20th from Huntington (1), Bay Shore (1), Dix Hills (1), West Islip (1), and Nesconset (1) and between August 27th and August 29th from Huntington Station (1), North Babylon (1), West Babylon (1), Selden (1) East Setauket (1), Rocky Point (2), Holtsville (1), and Patchogue (1).

County Executive Steve Bellone Announces Free "Compression Only" CPR Classes

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that the Department Health Services’ Division of Emergency Medical Services will conduct a series of “Compression-Only” Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes. This one-hour class is free of charge and open to persons of all ages who are capable of compressing another person’s chest.

County Executive,Health Commissioner Promote Free Smoking Cessation Course throughout Suffolk County

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, encourage all Suffolk County residents who smoke to sign up for Suffolk County’s Learn To Be…Tobacco Free smoking cessation program.  

The Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services Division of Environmental Quality Board of Review Hearing Scheduled

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold its regular monthly Board of Review hearing on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at 360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980.


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