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Department of Health

About Us

The mission of the County Health Department is to monitor, protect and promote public health within the framework of the New York State Public Health law.

To learn about the Department’s activities, programs and services, click on the buttons to the left.


Community Health Outreach
Public health education. Tobacco use prevention and control.

Intervention Services
Services for developmentally disabled children ages birth to 5.

Emergency Preparedness
Activities to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Environmental Health
Permits for food service, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, children’s and farm labor camps and other facilities, regulation of public water supplies, subdivision review, lead poisoning control, rabies control.

Healthy Orange
Programs and services to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Medical Examiner
Investigation of suspicious deaths.

Public Health Nursing
Skilled nursing services for the homebound. Immunization clinics. Flu shots, TB and STD/HIV clinics. Nutrition support for women, infants and children (WIC). Monitoring and response to communicable disease outbreaks.

Jean M. Hudson, M.D., M.P.H.
Commissioner of Health