Welcome to the Chemung County Health Department

 Our Mission is to:

  • Promote and respond to our community's health needs,
  • Demonstrate teamwork through open communication, support, respect and accountability and
  • Provide efficient, courteous, professional service fairly and consistently.  

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Free Rabies Clinics Coming Up...
-May 30th in Southport..Click HERE  for info
-June 25th in Big Flats...Click HERE  for info


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Twin Tiers Breastfeeding Network Open House                                                                                                   

Education & Support

Wednesday May 27, 2015

12:00 - 1:00

Chemung County Health Department Assembly Room

Lunch Provided



 What Do You Know About Public Health?


 See Press Release, Here.



There is no need to keep a child home because of head lice.

Click HERE to find out more.





  See the 2014 Progress Report





Weather-Related Emergency Preparedness  You can click on the picture to the left to download that brochure.....

For more information on Emergency Management and Public Awareness, click HERE.


LYME DISEASE... in Chemung County.  A recent tick survey of a public park area showed almost half of the ticks collected were infected with the bacteria capable of causing Lyme Disease.  For more information, click HERE.


New BED BUG page added to our website.  For more information, click HERE.  




WORKERS COMPENSATION EXEMPTION - To complete the on-line version of form CE-200, click HERE.


Public Health Director - Robert E. Page

Director of Environmental Health Services - Thomas G. Kump, P.E.

Public Health Clinical Director - Melissa Klossner

Director of Patient Services / Home Health Agency - Melissa Traub

Deputy Public Health Director / Finance - Harry Shepard


We are located at 103 Washington Street, Elmira, New York.  Our campus consists of the John C. Gridley Health Center and the Peter Chalk PavilionEnvironmental Health Services (737-2019) and Vital Statistics (737-2018) are both located in the Chalk Pavilion. All other health department offices are located in the Gridley Building.  The main switchboard number is (607) 737-2028.  You can reach individual departments at phone numbers listed throughout this site.

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