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May 16, 2011

Nearly 150 people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants within Tompkins County, with Bolton Point Water System receiving the highest number of favored votes.  The Tompkins County Health...

May 05, 2011

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) operates one of two Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHA) in the County. (Certification means that under New York State and Federal Medicare regulations, the agency may bill to and accept Medicare...

Apr 20, 2011

The Tompkins County Division of Environmental Health and the City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant will be hosting National Drinking Water Week events on Sunday, May 15th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. 

Apr 18, 2011

The Tompkins County Health Department welcomes the Tompkins County community to an Open House and Ribbon Cutting at its new location at 55 Brown Road in the Cornell Business and Technology Park across from the Airport.

Apr 06, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that preventable injuries rank among the top 10 causes of death of people of all ages in the United States. Each year 150,000 people die from injuries and almost 30 million are injured...

Mar 30, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin today released county health rankings for most counties in the United States. Tompkins County ranked fourth in the ten healthiest counties in New York State.

Mar 18, 2011

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has received several calls recently about the availability of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills related to the radiation emergency in Japan.  TCHD does not have KI pills and advises Tompkins County residents...

Mar 15, 2011

The Tompkins County Legislature has confirmed the appointment of  Frank Kruppa to the position of Public Health Director.  The appointment of Kruppa to the top position in the County’s Health Department comes after a year-long national search to...