Department of Behavioral & Community Health

Community Event Request Form (.pdf)

Educational Presentations, Information, & Materials


Healthcare Provider Guidance related zoonotic disease (845) 486-3402


Rabies Clinics
The Department sponsors three rabies clinics each year at no charge to county residents, and $10 for pets of non-residents.  Individuals seeking rabies vaccination for their pets may contact their veterinarian or the Dutchess County SPCA.

Department of Behavioral & Community Health's Pet Rabies Vaccination Clinic:
Please call (845) 486-3404 for the next scheduled clinic.

Rabies Post-Exposure Program
Arrange for rabies vaccine for treatment after rabies exposure. Call (845) 486-3404.

Rabies Pre-Exposure Program
Arrange for rabies vaccine for individuals at risk for potential exposure. Call (845) 486-3402.

Tick Identification*
DBCH offers a free tick identification service at 85 Civic Center Plaza - Suite 106.  The Tick ID Submission Form (.pdf) must be fully completed and submited along with the tick. 

*Please note: DBCH does not test the ticks for the presence of Lyme disease or any other disease agent. This service includes identification of the tick and an estimation of attachment time only.





A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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