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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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Last FREE Rabies Clinic of 2015 coming up....

October 24th at the Horseheads Town Hall

Click HERE for more information


Infant Mortality is a serious issue that affects our nation’s health. The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) has developed a campaign, Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance, to celebrate babies living beyond the first year of life. With the infant mortality rate so high across the U.S, infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment for many families. Throughout the month of September, we recognize National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, but NHSA promotes the effectiveness of ongoing programs and efforts implemented to reduce infant deaths, low-birth weight, pre-term births and disparities in perinatal outcomes all year round.


The Celebrate Day 366…Every Baby Deserves a Chance 


Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign supports and inspires people from around the nation to take action in support of the Healthy People 2020 goal to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families. Join the National Healthy Start Association and be part of the generation that ensures that every baby has a chance…


To take their first step.
To say their first word.
To graduate from college.
To become President.
To Celebrate Day 366.


 National Healthy Start Association

If you just had a baby, are expecting, or are taking care of a young infant, take a few moments to learn about safe sleep.


Chemung County Health Department is now offering FREE immunizations through our Adult Immunization Program. This program is for uninsured or underinsured Chemung County residents age 19+. Find out more details HERE.




Approximately 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, 450 new cases in NY alone last year. Learn more about how to protect yourself against ticks and Lyme Disease.                                                                  


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.







This time of year kids are getting outside to play. It is important to make sure your yard is LEAD FREE.


Use this checklist to make sure your yard or play area is safe for your  kids.                                                                         


Support Your Health, Support Local Farmers.

Find Fresh Fruits and Veggies at Local Farmers Markets.                         

Find Locations HERE



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

Click HERE to find out more.  




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.




Have questions about BED BUGS?  Access that page on our website by clicking 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.

Director of Patient Services / Home Health Agency - Melissa Traub

Supervising Public Health Nurse - Rebecca Becraft

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 Pavilion
Environmental 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.

Chemung County Health Center
103 Washington Street
Elmira, NY

Public Health

Environmental Health
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