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Health Department building at 55 Brown Rd.

Annual Reports

Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

Public Health Preparedness

Legal Notices

Map to TCHD

Privacy Practices

 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."


55 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
In the Cornell Business Park, near the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport.

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Department Directory

Oversight of the entire department.

TCHD Annual Report 

Children with Special Care Needs (CSCN)
Community-based services for families with children with developmental delays or handicapping conditions.
Division for Community Health (DCH)
Oversight of the Health Promotion, Immunization, Maternal Child, MOMS and WIC programs
Environmental Health
A wide array of programs dealing with protecting the environment, such as restaurant inspections, monitoring public water systems, ensuring proper sewage system design and rabies.
Health Promotion Program
Prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer and injury through outreach, community and worksite programs and tobacco use prevention and control activities.
Immunization Clinics
Vaccinations for children and adults by appointment.
Community Health Services
Information on Childbirth Classes & breastfeeding support, Maternal-child home visits;
Communicable Disease Control, Flu Shots, HIV Anonymous Testing & Counseling, Lead Poisoning & Prevention, Rabies shots, Tuberculosis.
MOMS Program
Insurance and health care support program for eligible pregnant women and their newborns.
Vital Records
Birth certificates, death certificates, genealogy searches.
Supplemental nutrition program for eligible women and children.


Elected Officials
The Tompkins County Health Department is a government agency that depends on funding appropriated by elected officials at the County, State and Federal levels. You may voice your preferences and opinions through any of the following links.

Tompkins County Legislature

Listing of Legislators
Health & Human Services Committee Web page
Meetings Calendar

New York State Assembly

Anna Kelles (D, 125th Assembly District)
District Office
106 East Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-8030

New York State Senate

51st Senate District
District Office
41 So. Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-5524

53rd Senate District
Elmira District Office
228 Lake Street
Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902
Phone: (607) 732-2765 | Fax: (607) 732-2832

54th Senate District
District Office
119 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Toll-free 1-888-568-9816 | Fax: (315) 568-2090

NYS Governor

State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390