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The Putnam County Department of Health is made of several divisions all working towards improving and protecting the health of the community. Click on one of the options below to learn more about that division.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day is Scheduled for Saturday, October 14

07 September 2023
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day for Putnam County residents is on Saturday, October 14 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Fahnestock State Park, Canopus Beach Parking Lot, 1570 Route 301, Kent, NY. Pre-Registration is required. Please visit to register.
Please bring your confirmation email with you to the event. For more information call (845) 808-1390
Please place all materials to be discarded in rearmost compartment or trunk of your vehicle.

Welcome Message

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health is to improve and protect the health of our community.

We strive to prevent the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy lifestyles, ensure access to quality health services, and respond to disasters.

We encourage you to explore our website and contact us if you have any questions.

In the event of an emergency, Health Department staff are available 24/7. Please call 845-808-1390 to report a public health emergency, rabies exposure, communicable disease, water outage or sewer overflow.
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Contact the Department of Health

  • Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD

    Commissioner of Health

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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