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Behavioral & Community Health

Welcome to the Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH), formerly the Department of Mental Hygiene and the Department of Health. We have integrated our services to better serve the residents of Dutchess County and we invite you to learn more about the services and programs we have to offer.


News and Announcements

Services & Programs

Information for Healthcare Providers

Health Boards

Board of Health

Reports & Publications

Health Resources

Locations & Contact Information

HELPLINE - Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis Hotline (24/7/365) 877- or 845-485-9700
Public Health Emergency calls during non-working hours and on weekends and holidays 845-431-6465
Information Lines (24/7) Phone
Flu Infoline 845-486-3435
HIV/AIDS Infoline 845-486-3408
Lyme/Tickborne Disease Infoline 845-486-3407
Mosquito Disease Information Line 845-486-3438
Travel Immunization Program Infoline 845-486-3504
Office, Division or Program Phone
Administration - Accounting/Finance 845-486-3400
Breastfeeding Support & Education 845-486-3419
Child Health Plus/Family Health Plus 800-453-4666
Childhood Lead Poisoning 845-486-3419
Clinics (HIV, STD, TB, Adult, Child) 845-486-3535
Complaints: Heat/Housing/Nuisance 845-486-3404
Data and Statistics 845-486-3421
Early Intervention Program 845-486-3518
Emergency Preparedness 845-486-3534
Engineering: Plan Review 845-486-3404
Environmental Health Water Supplies 845-486-3404
Health Insurance 845-486-3421
Health Planning & Education - General Information 845-486-3421
HIV Counseling/Testing Clinic 845-486-3401
Immunization Program 845-486-3409
Lead Investigation 845-486-3404
Licensed Home Care Service Agency 845-486-3419
Medical Examiner Records 845-486-3414
Mental Health Services 845-485-9700
Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Programs 845-486-3419
Perinatal Hepatitis B Program 845-486-3409
Permits: Food Service, Camps, Rooming Houses, etc. 845-486-3404
Stabilization Center 877- or 845-485-9700
Tobacco & Smoking 845-486-3404
Travel Immunization Program 845-486-3504
Tuberculosis Clinic 845-486-3505
Veterans' Services 845-486-2060
Weights & Measures 845-486-2949
Office Contact Information
Central Office

85 Civic Center Plaza - Suite 106
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

District Offices Area Covered Contact


Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie (City / Town), Hyde Park Gena Mitchell

85 Civic Center Plaza - Suite 106
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Beacon City of Beacon, Fishkill (Town / Village), East Fishkill, Beekman, Town of Wappinger, Village of Wappingers Falls, Pawling (Town / Village) Theresa M. Smith

223 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Millbrook All Other Towns and Villages Kerri Teed

131 County House Road
Millbrook, NY 12545