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Department of Behavioral & Community Health
Henry M. Kurban, MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM, Commissioner

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Healthcare Provider Guidance related zoonotic disease (845) 486-3402


Rabies Clinics
The Department sponsors three rabies clinics each year at no charge to county residents, and $10 for pets of non-residents.  Individuals seeking rabies vaccination for their pets may contact their veterinarian or the Dutchess County SPCA.

Department of Behavioral & Community Health's Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinic:
June 25, 2016 - 8am-Noon - The Italian Center, Poughkeepsie, NY


Rabies Post-Exposure Program
Administration of, or the arrangement for the administration of rabies vaccine for treatment of rabies exposure. Call (845) 486-3404.


Rabies Pre-Exposure Program
Administration of, or the arrangement for the administration of rabies vaccine to protect individuals who are at risk for rabies exposure. Call (845) 486-3402.


Tick Identification
The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health offers a free tick identification service at 85 Civic Center Plaza- Suite 106.  Submissions will only be accepted with a fully filled out submission form that includes doctor name and contact information. Download the Arthropod/Tick ID Submission Form (.pdf)

Please note: DBCH does not test the ticks for the presence of Lyme disease or any other disease agent. This service includes identification of the tick and an estimation of attachment time only.





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