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Phone Directory of Programs and Services

Department of Behavioral & Community Health


Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health continues to be committed to providing education, information, prevention, direction, and research for our community’s overall health care needs.

For PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY calls during non-working hours and on weekends and holidays, please call: (845) 431-6465.

For Mental Health Crisis assistance, the Dutchess County HELPLINE is available 24/7/365 by phone, text, or in-person through our Mobile Crisis Team.  To Talk or Text, please call (845) 485-9700.

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The following Directory of Information for the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health is a partial list of offerings:


Office, Division or Program Telephone

Administration - Accounting / Finance

Breastfeeding Support & Education 486-3419
Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus (800) 453-4666
Childhood Lead Poisoning         486-3419
Clinics (HIV, STD, TB, Adult, Child)


Communicable Disease Information 486-3402
Complaints: Heat/Housing/Nuisance 486-3404
Data and Statistics 486-3421
Early Intervention Program 486-3518
Emergency Preparedness 486-3421
Engineering: Plan Review 486-3404
Environmental Health Water Supplies 486-3404
Health Insurance 486-3421
Health Planning & Education – General Information 486-3421
HELPLINE - Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24/7/365) (877) or (845) 485-9700
HIV Counseling/Testing Clinic 486-3401
Immunization Program 486-3409
Lead Investigation 486-3404

 Licensed Home Care Service Agency

Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Programs 486-3419
Medical Examiner Records 486-3414
Mental Health Services 485-9700
Perinatal Hepatitis B Program 486-3409
Permits: Food Service, Camps, Rooming Houses, etc.  486-3404
Preschool Special Education Program 486-3416
Stabilization Center (877) or (845) 485-9700
Tobacco & Smoking 486-3404
Travel Immunization Program 486-3504
Tuberculosis Clinic 486-3505
Veterans' Services 486-2060
Weights & Measures 486-2949
Information Lines (24/7)
Flu Infoline 486-3435
HIV/AIDS Infoline 486-3408
Lyme / Tickborne Disease Infoline 486-3407
HELPLINE - Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24/7/365) (877) or (845) 485-9700
Mosquito Disease Information Line 486-3438
Travel Immunization Program Infoline 486-3504
* All numbers are area code 845 unless otherwise indicated



Other Agencies



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