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The Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for 2013–2017 are available for download here. Also find a link for your comments about the CHA and CHIP.


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Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-6674
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Tompkins Ranked one of Healthiest Communities in NYS

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin on Wednesday released health rankings for most counties in the U.S., and Tompkins County was ranked the second healthiest county in New York State. The rankings represent a weighted summary of a number of measures that represent how healthy a county is and what influences the health of the county. The rankings help residents understand that where they live, learn, work, and play influences their health and the health of their community. Full press release »

Flu Continues Statewide

Flu Report w.e. Mar 15 2014The New York State Health Department (NYSDOH) reports that influenza (flu) continues to be widespread in New York State. Flu was reported in 46 counties including Tompkins, and throughout New York City for the week ending March 15, 2014.

The TC Health Department continues to offer flu vaccinations for children and adults Monday through Friday by appointment during business hours. Please call (607) 274-6616.

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-201450th Anniversary Of Surgeon General’s Report On Smoking & Health: War On Smoking Is Far From Over.
In NYS, tobacco use remains the leading cause of premature death and disease, with the highest smoking rates among the poorest New Yorkers who disproportionately suffer the deadly consequences of tobacco use.

Community Health Assessment & Health Improvement Plan Released

The CHA is a profile of the current health of Tompkins County residents. The CHIP identifies two priorities for community focus based on community input and data analysis. Go to: Press Release  |  CHA & CHIP.


NYSDOH Flu Button Flu vaccinations: Everyone, Every Year!

The Health Department recommends a flu shot for everyone, every year. Vaccinations are available by appointment at the Health Department, 55 Brown Rd., across from the airport. Call (607) 274-6616 during business hours. 

Health Department Bulletin Board

Pre-teen vaccinesVaccines and Immunizations

Pre-Teens Need Vaccines 2!
TCHD provides vaccines to children without health insurance.
Call (607) 274-6616 for info.

Healthy Neighborhoods Program

Marcellus Shale gas drilling:
Read TCBOH resolution and EH-Div comments to NYSDEC regarding the dSGEIS.

 Mission, Vision, Values

The Tompkins County Health Department provides numerous programs and services for Tompkins County residents. Browse this site to discover the full array of services available.

Our Mission:
"To strive to achieve a healthy community by protecting and promoting public health through education, training, advocacy, and the provision of services."

Our Vision:
"Your Partner for a Healthy Community."

Our Values:
"We engage our community with compassion and respect.

"We value diversity, transparency, and fairness.

"We work collaboratively with integrity and competence."


NOTICEThe Tompkins County Health Department makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information. However, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on this website is complete, accurate, or up-to-date. Tompkins County shall not be liable under any circumstances for any claims or damages arising directly or indirectly from information presented therein. Please contact the program area by phone or the receptionist at 274-6600 for more information.

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