Public Health

The Greene County Office Building will only be open via the Water Street Entrance Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM -The Building will be Closed on Fridays until further notice. 

  • The Public Health Department is by Appointment Only – Call 518-719-3600 to schedule an appointment 

What We Do

Our mission is to serve the community collaboratively to prevent disease, promote and protect health, and provide education that will support healthy lifestyles.

 

Greene County Public Health Department provides programs and services for a wide variety of health needs.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) summarizes the needs of communities in the Capital Region. The report provides local health departments and hospitals a broad array of health information that is used in determining and monitoring health planning, sets the stage for continuous improvement, and provides the information and research needed to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that measurably improves health in the community. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on Healthy Capital Districts Initiative’s Community Health.

 

For information regarding substance use, please visit:

CGAC website Columbia Greene Addiction Coalition

 

Coronavirus Information

ATTENTION: For Any Questions Regarding COVID-19 in Greene County, Call (518) 635-5165 between 9:00am-5:00pm.

If you believe you should be tested for COVID-19, Contact Columbia Memorial Hospital at (518) 828-8249 for screening and more information.  

The law provides guaranteed job protection and paid leave for New York employees who are unable to work while subject to a COVID-19 precautionary or mandatory order of quarantine. Learn more about obtaining an order of quarantine.

Click Here for Greene County Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

You can find more information on Coronavirus from the NYSDOH and the CDC.

Contact Info
Greene County Public Health Department
411 Main Street Suite 300, Catskill, NY 12414
t. 518-719-3600
f. 518-719-3781
Kimberly Kaplan, MA, RN, CPH
Director of Public Health