Dial 9-8-8. If there is imminent danger to anyone, dial 9-1-1
Additional emergency contacts and services
THE TOMPKINS COUNTY Health and Mental Health Departments have integrated to become Tompkins County Whole Health.
OUR MISSION is to build a healthy, equitable community in Tompkins County by addressing the root causes of health disparities and integrating mental, physical and environmental health. (See the About page for more detail.)
Both locations, 201 East Green St. and 55 Brown Rd., serve clients for many Whole Health programs.
Children & Youth
RAISING a family takes a village. At Tompkins County Whole Health, we offer a variety of services to support the care of children, youth, and their families. Programs provide care and support before, during and after pregnancy. Post-partum programs provide on-going maternal health care and support children in their growth and development with options such as nutrition education and breastfeeding counseling, mental health services, speech therapy, and physical therapy.
IMPROVING health and well-being is a cornerstone of Tompkins County Whole Health. Mental Health services for adults include one-on-one counseling support, medication assisted therapy or management, and group programs. On-site clinics provide immunizations for uninsured and underinsured adults.
Dial 988 to speak with a counselor 24/7 whenever you or a loved one are in crisis.
TOMPKINS County Whole Health envisions a healthy community for all Tompkins County residents. The Health Promotion Program champions prevention measures that support a healthy lifestyle for every resident both at home and in public places through education and policy. Community health workers go directly to residents and community groups to provide on-going connection and support. Together, we can achieve community wellness.
Environmental Health Permits and Guidance
ENVIRONMENTAL Health supports the community’s overall wellness. The EH team conducts restaurant and food safety inspections, visits public pools and summer camps to ensure they meet state safety requirements, monitors public water supplies and supervises the installation of septic systems, and regulates sale of tobacco products to reduce sale to minors. They work 24/7, responding to emergency needs such as exposure to rabies or other environmental hazards.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
TOMPKINS County Whole Health embraces the County’s vision for continued education and implementation of DEI initiatives to advance health equity. Our Community Health Improvement Plan identifies health disparities and opportunities to inform programs and services.
Recent Press Releases
COVID-19 Update: End of Federal Public Health Emergency Funding, Implications for the Community
(5/11/2023) The Federal Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 ends on May 11, 2023. Government funding associated with the Federal Emergency Declaration covered many costs for insurance companies and healthcare providers, allowing for free vaccinations, testing services, and supplies. The end of this funding, for the general public, will primarily be reflected in changes to what your health insurance covers, such as co-pays. It is best to speak with your insurance provider to find out what the cost of a receiving a PCR test would be, or the cost of the vaccine, as different insurances will offer different options.
Whole Health Commissioner Frank Kruppa stated, “While the Emergency Declaration is coming to an end, COVID-19 is here to stay. We must take the lessons we’ve learned over the past three years to continue to reduce impact of this virus: stay up to date on vaccinations, seek testing when needed, stay home when ill and wear a high-quality mask to reduce the spread of respiratory diseases, especially in settings to protect those with weakened immune systems.”
Please see the full press release for additional information and links related to COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, treatment and reporting.
COVID-19 Update: Covid Sampling Site at the Shops at Ithaca Mall to Close; Thank you to Tompkins County Legislature
(4/28/2023) Cayuga Health (CH) Sampling Site at the Shops at Ithaca Mall (40 Catherwood Rd) will close on Friday, May 5, 2023, following a multi-month review of notable decline of its use. Cayuga Health will offer testing to the public at physician offices, including walk-in visits at Immediate Care (8 Brentwood Drive, Ithaca), and at other healthcare providers in the community.
Temporary Food Service Permits
Report a Dog Bite or a Bat encounter
Report a Clean Indoor Air Act (indoor smoking or vaping) Violation
C-SPOA information and referral forms
PROS-Current Courses & Schedule
Connect with a Community Health Worker
Connect with a WIC Peer Counselor
Coalition pour la prévention du suicide du comté de Tompkins
NUMÉROS D'URGENCE OU DE CRISE - AIDE 24H/24 - Si vous ou quelqu'un que vous connaissez ressent le besoin de parler avec un professionnel de la santé mentale :
- En cas d'urgence vitale, composez le 911.
- Ligne nationale d'assistance téléphonique pour la prévention du suicide, COMPOSEZ LE 988 ou le 1-800-273-8255
- Service par texto en cas de crise, envoyez HOME par SMS au 741-741.
- Ligne d'assistance téléphonique d'Ithaca pour la prévention du suicide et en cas de crise, 1-607-272-1616.
- Ligne d'écoute téléphonique pour les vétérans, pour les vétérans et leurs proches, appelez le 1-800-273-8255 et appuyez sur 1, ou envoyez un texto au 838255.
Consultez le site internet veteranscrisisline.net pour découvrir un chat en ligne et bien plus.
NOTICE: Tompkins County Whole Health 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 607-274-6600 for more information.