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Departamento Tompkins County Whole Health

 In Crisis? Dial 9-8-8   Veterans Crisis Line dial 988 then PRESS 1.  
 If there is anyone in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1. Additional contacts.

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Lourdes “Mammo on the Move” Mobile Mammography Van
Wednesday, May 29, 10am-6pm at Tompkins County Whole Health, 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca. See below for more details.

Edificios de Salud Mental y de Salud Pública uno al lado del otro

Los Departamentos de Salud y de Salud Mental del CONDADO DE TOMPKINS se han integrado para convertirse en el Departamento Tompkins County Whole Health.

NUESTRA MISIÓN es construir una comunidad saludable y equitativa en el Condado de Tompkins abordando las causas fundamentales de las disparidades de salud e integrando la salud mental, física y ambiental. (Consulte la página Acerca de para obtener más detalles).

Ambas ubicaciones, 201 East Green St. y 55 Brown Rd., atienden a clientes de muchos programas de Whole Health.

Families, Children & Youth

RAISING a family takes a village. TCWH services support the care of children, youth, and their families. Programs provide care and support before, during and after pregnancy, and for children in their growth and development, including immunizations, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, mental health services, speech therapy, and physical therapy. 


Mental health is integral to  well-being. TCWH provides mental health services for adults, including counseling, medication assisted therapy or management, and group programs. On-site clinics provide immunizations for uninsured and underinsured adults. 

Llame al 988 para hablar con un asesor 24/7 siempre que usted o un ser querido estén atravesando una crisis.

Programas de la comunidad

Whole Health supports a healthy community for all Tompkins County residents. Our programs bring prevention measures to homes and public places through education and policy. Community health workers go directly to residents and community groups to provide on-going connection and support.

Permisos y orientación de Salud Ambiental.

ENVIRONMENTAL Health supports overall community wellness and public safety. The Environmental Health team -inspects and issues operating permits for all food served to the public, public pools and summer camps, public water supplies and residential septic systems, clean indoor air, and tobacco retailers to prevent underage sales. They are on call 24/7, responding to emergency needs such as exposure to rabies or other environmental hazards.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

TOMPKINS County Whole Health embraces the County’s vision for continued education and implementation of DEIB initiatives to advance health equity. Our Community Health Improvement Plan identifies health disparities and opportunities to inform programs and services.

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Comunicados de prensa recientes

Community Visioning for Health: Let Your Voice Shape Our Vision For A Healthy Community

(ITHACA, NY, April 30, 2024) – “Community Visioning for Health” is your opportunity to provide input to the Tompkins County Community Health Improvement process (CHI Tompkins). 

Throughout the county, community visioning boards will be on display at local libraries, community centers, TCWH offices at 55 Brown Road (Ithaca) and 201 E. Green Street (downtown Ithaca), and community events. The visioning boards will be cycling through these locations until mid-May. 

In addition, TCWH will be hosting a virtual visioning session on Thursday, May 2nd, from 7pm-8pm. Please register to attend: At this event, we will share a brief overview of the CHI Tompkins process and ask community members to describe their ideal vision for the health of our community and consider the overlapping identities that make up our community. Feedback and ideas collected through visioning boards and at Community Visioning events will shape the vision statement to guide the CHI Tompkins process.  Additional details provided in the full press release.


National Infant Immunization Week: April 22 to April 29, 2024

(4/25/2024) Tompkins County Whole Health is calling attention to the importance of immunizations during this year’s National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). NIIW runs from April 22–April 29, and serves as an annual reminder that following immunization schedules for children ages 2 years and younger is essential to protect young children from potentially life-threatening, but preventable, diseases.

TCWH Director of Community Health Services, Rachel Buckwalter, RN, BSN, stated, “Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases. Every dose of every vaccine is important to protect your child and others in the community. Talk to your child’s pediatrician or other healthcare professional to make sure your child is up to date on all the vaccines they need.” Buckwalter added, "The recent increase in measles cases, mostly among unvaccinated young children, illustrates the importance of staying up to date and staying on schedule with the recommended immunizations.”

Tompkins County Whole Health offers immunization clinics every Friday through the New York State funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Additional information about these clinics and eligibility is in the full press release.


Newly Launched Anti-Vaping Campaign Reminds Youth to Keep Your Focus, Not Your Fix

(4/18/2024) Over the past 5 weeks, young people in Tompkins County saw hundreds of posters featuring blurred images of everyday life changed overnight to reveal focused images of youth enjoying sports, reading, classroom activities, friends, and family – activities that can be negatively impacted by vaping and nicotine use. The poster switch-out is part of the “Keep your focus, not your fix” campaign launched earlier this year to discourage vaping and share resources for those looking to quit. The message urges youth to “save their breath” for the activities they enjoy.

Use of e-cigarettes remains prevalent among Tompkins County youth. In fact, nicotine-based vapes are shown to be one of the most used substances among middle and high school students county-wide. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical that is particularly harmful to adolescent brain development.

The anti-vaping campaign was created by Tompkins County Whole Health in partnership with Tobacco Free Zone and the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth with the goal of reducing e-cigarette use among county youth. The concept was inspired by local youth, who offered creative guidance throughout the process.

Whole Health Commissioner Frank Kruppa stated, “As our Tobacco Free Tompkins slogan has long stated, 'We cannot afford another generation of tobacco addiction.' TCWH applauds the efforts of this collaboration between TCWH, Reality Check, and the Coalition for Healthy Youth to implement this awareness campaign, developed by and for local youth.”

Additional information and statements are in the full press release.


COVID-19 Update: Conclusion of Free COVID-19 Test Kit Program in Tompkins County; Changes to COVID-19 Data Dashboard

(4/17/2024) The Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) free COVID-19 Test Kit Program has come to a close, as of Thursday, April 4th. Commissioner of TCWH Frank Kruppa stated, “TCWH thanks our community libraries, municipal centers and non-profits agencies for their partnership in distributing these essential resources. With their support, TCWH has distributed over 275,000 test kits to the community, free of cost, as a public safety measure.”

TCWH is also announcing a change in our COVID-19 Data Dashboard, to go into effect on Monday, April 22, 2024. Our new presentation will show the trend in positive COVID-19 tests, with data points for 7-day totals of both PCR and Antigen tests.

Additional information and important precautions are in the full press release.

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Eventos y anuncios

Foto de la unidad móvil de mamografía de Lourdes
“Mammo on the Move”, unidad móvil de mamografía de Lourdes en TCWH 

  • Miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2024
  • 10:00 a. m.–6:00 p. m.
  • Estacionamiento del Departamento Tompkins County Whole Health, 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca.
  • You do not have to be a Lourdes patient. Results sent to the provider of your choice.
  • Llame al 607-798-5723 para reservar una cita.
  • Insured and uninsured women welcome. No referral needed. 
  • Haga clic para abrir el folleto para conocer la elegibilidad y obtener información adicional.

Job OpeningS:
Open seats on the Community Health Services Board. Individuals who want to become involved in mental and behavioral health issues impacting our community are encouraged to apply. More about applying for the CSB is here

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Servicios de emergencia

CONTACTOS DE EMERGENCIA Y PARA SITUACIONES DE CRISIS PARA RECIBIR AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS si usted o alguien que conoce siente la necesidad de hablar con un profesional de la salud mental:

  • En el caso de emergencias que pongan en peligro la vida, marque 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, MARQUE 988 1-800-273-8255 
  • Crisis Text Line, envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra HOME a 741-741. 
  • Línea directa de Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service de Ithaca, 1-607-272-1616.
  • Veterans Crisis Line, for Veterans and their loved ones, DIAL 9-8-8 then Press 1, or text 838255.
    Visit for online chat and more. 

Naloxone use and access

AVISO: El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Tompkins se esfuerza por publicar información precisa y fiable. Sin embargo, no garantiza ni asegura que la información de este sitio web esté completa, sea precisa o se encuentre actualizada. El condado de Tompkins no será responsable en ningún caso de los reclamos o los daños que deriven directa o indirectamente de la información presentada en él. Para más información, póngase en contacto con el área a cargo de los programas por teléfono o comuníquese con la recepcionista al número 607-274-6600.