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Tick Identification

Department of Health
Kari Reiber, MD, Acting Commissioner

Dutchess County Department of Health will no longer offer a free tick identification service to the public.

Tick identification is performed by Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 - 4:30. There will be a fee for this service. Visit the website of Cornell University Cooperative Extention - Dutchess County at

Free Tick identification can be obtained by contacting the NYSDOH. Visit

Please note: DCDOH does not test the ticks for the presence of Lyme disease or any other pathogen.  If a resident wishes to have the tick tested for Lyme disease, they must contact New Jersey Laboratories at 732-249-0148 for details.


Kari Reiber, MD,Acting Commissioner Kari Reiber, MD
Acting Commissioner
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