Welcome to the Putnam County Department of Health!

Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to protect the health of Putnam County residents. 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.                                       PHAB-SEAL-COLOR

Open Hours
1 Geneva Road, Brewster NY 10509
Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm)
*Summer Hours (mid June to mid September): Monday to Friday (8am – 4pm)

In the event of an emergency, Health Department staff are available 24/7. Please call 845-808-1390 to report a public health emergency, communicable disease, and/or animal bite, or to make a Maternal Child Health referral.

2019 Community Health Assessment &  2020-22 Community Health Improvement Plan


County Health Rankings


The County Health Rankings is the most comprehensive report of its kind to rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. The report uses a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live.

Lake Oscawana County Project

Putnam County has entered into a contractual agreement, which provides funding for eligible homeowners around Lake Oscawana to repair and/or replace their septic systems, with the NYSEFC. Grants from this program will allow selected property owners to be reimbursed for a portion of the cost of replacing /repairing failing septic systems.  Property owners can reimbursed up to 50% of the eligible costs incurred for septic system projects up to to $10,000.