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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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Health News

Mosquito Spraying

  • 24 June 2013
  • Number of views: 484
  • Categories: Health
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 adult mosquitoes.

Two Beaches in Suffolk County Remain Closed to Bathing

  • 21 June 2013
  • Number of views: 405
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed the following beaches to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

Suffolk County Completes Study of Wastewater Disposal Systems

  • 19 June 2013
  • Number of views: 390
  • Categories: Health
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced today that it has completed its study of alternative on-site sewage disposal systems and has approved two additional systems properties for small package commercial wastewater treatment plants that typically handle flows in the range of 1,000 to 15,000 gallons of wastewater per day.

Board of Health Meeting Scheduled

  • 14 June 2013
  • Number of views: 346
  • Categories: Health

In the event that a quorum cannot be achieved, the Board of Health meeting will be canceled.  It is advisable to call 631-854-0100 the day of the meeting to find out if the meeting will take place.  For directions to our new location or access to our offices, please call the number above.

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 62 Suffolk Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 14 June 2013
  • Number of views: 366
  • Categories: Health

Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has issued an advisory against bathing at 62 beaches due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight (from 6/13/13 to 6/14/13). The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria in excess of New York State standards will impact these areas.


Suffolk County Government

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100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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County Road 51
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