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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

County and Islip Town Park Advised to Restrict Activities as Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Commissioner James Tomarken announced today that two mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus: one collected at Gardiner County Park in Bay Shore (1) on August 16th, the other collected at Byron Lake Park in Oakdale (1) on August 15th.  Both samples were Culex pipiens-restuans.

Mosquito Spraying

Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual effort to control the mosquito population.

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.  


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