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Nursing and Clinical Services

Department of Health
Kari Reiber, MD, Commissioner



Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program
Public Health Nurses are available to provide comprehensive home based services, to families, that start during pregnancy or after a child is born. Home visits provide education, support and case management services and are focused on assisting parents to meet the challenges of parenting and to assure the healthy development of children.Call (845) 486-3419.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to children with elevated blood lead levels. Community education and outreach Environmental investigations are also available. Call (845) 486-3419.

Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
Public Health Nurses provide individual case management and follow-up to infants born to mothers who are Hepatitis B positive. Call (845) 486-3419.

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Clinic Location Tel: (845) 486-3535

Childhood Immunizations (Flyer [.pdf]|  NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance
Dutchess County Department of Health offers required and recommended childhood immunizations for individuals less than 19 years of age. Those less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, adult aunt/uncle or adult brother/sister. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.

Adult Immunizations (Flyer [.pdf])
The Department offers Adult Immunizations and Screenings and is ideal for those individuals who need immunizations for employment. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.

Flu & Pneumonia Immunization Clinic

Flu and Pneumonia immunization is available at our Adult Immunization clinic on Monday.  To schedule an appointment or find out more, call 845-486-3535 or email

Communicable Disease Screening including Sexually Transmitted Infections Program
Testing, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are available. All services are free, and confidential. Referrals are made for those persons needing additional services. Call (845) 486-3535.


International Travel Immunizations
Vaccine and health information are available for anyone planning to travel internationally. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Information for International Travel Guide  |  CDC's Traveler's Health website

HIV Program
HIV testing is available by appointment. All testing is free of charge and both "anonymous" and "confidential" testing is offered. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535. Partner Services Program is also available to persons living with HIV/AIDS who want to inform partners of possible exposure to HIV, and to health care provider servicing HIV positive patients.

Tuberculosis Control Program
Clinic and case management services for the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis for uninsured persons. Tuberculosis (Mantoux) testing is provided however, persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (845) 486-3535


Early Intervention Program
Families with infants and toddlers who have special needs may be eligible to receive services to enhance the child's growth and development. Call (845) 486-3518 for referrals.

Preschool Special Education Program
Services are provided for children with special needs, ages 3-5, in conjunction with the family's school district. Call your local school district's Office of Special Education for referrals. For other information about the program, call (845) 486-2759.


Children With Special Health Care Needs (brochure [.pdf])
The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN) is a statewide public health program that provides information and referral services for health and related areas for families of CSHCN. This program is a referral linkage system to provide for those children ages birth to 21 who have, or are suspected of having, a serious or chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who require a health or related service of a type or amount beyond what is required by children generally.

For Information

Call the Dutchess County Department of Health at (845) 486-3419.

Physically Handicapped Children's Program
The CSHCN Program also offers financial assistance under the Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP). The PHCP assists families to pay medical bills for children with severe chronic illnesses and/or physical disabilities.

The PHC Program pays for:

Families must live in Dutchess County and meet the income eligibility guideline for contitions covered by the program.

Services provided in the PHCP program may include but are not limited to:
- Initial Diagnostic Evaluations Referrals
- Clinic Visits for Specialty Care
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
- Hearing Aids
- Orthodontia
- Orthotics

Please contact us if you think you may qualify or have any questions.

For Information:

Call the Dutchess County Department of Health at (845) 486-3419.


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


Kari Reiber, MD,Commissioner of Health Kari Reiber, MD
Commissioner of Health
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