Health Departments in Essex County, New York

There are 2 Health Departments in Essex County, New York, serving a population of 38,233 people in an area of 1,794 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 19,116 people, and 1 Health Department per 896 square miles.

In New York, Essex County is ranked 6th of 62 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 56th of 62 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Essex County Health Departments

Find Essex County, New York health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Essex County Health Department 7551 Court Street Elizabethtown, NY

Essex County Public Health Department 132 Water Street Elizabethtown, NY

About Essex County Health Departments

Essex County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Essex County, NY. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Essex County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Essex County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Essex County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Essex County Health Statistics

Find Essex County Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Essex County Population of People With Disabilities
 Essex CountyNew York
People With Disabilities6,250 (17.4%)2,232,221 (11.4%)
Females With Disabilities2,762 (15.3%)1,211,820 (12.0%)
Males With Disabilities3,488 (19.5%)1,020,401 (10.8%)
Essex County Population by Disability Type
 Essex CountyNew York
Hearing Difficulty1,998 (5.6%)553,646 (2.8%)
Vision Difficulty1,218 (3.4%)408,345 (2.1%)
Cognitive Difficulty2,329 (6.8%)814,794 (4.4%)
Ambulatory Difficulty2,936 (8.5%)1,227,598 (6.7%)
Self-Care Difficulty1,082 (3.1%)491,131 (2.7%)
Independent Living Difficulty1,881 (6.4%)845,810 (5.5%)
Essex County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Essex CountyNew York
Public Health Insurance15,021 (41.8%)7,361,335 (37.6%)
Medicare Coverage9,178 (25.6%)3,240,188 (16.6%)
Medicaid Coverage7,315 (20.4%)4,842,925 (24.8%)
VA Health Care Coverage1,206 (3.4%)274,545 (1.4%)
Essex County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Essex CountyNew York
Private Health Insurance26,016 (72.5%)12,972,574 (66.3%)
Employer Based Coverage21,866 (60.9%)11,020,949 (56.4%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage5,312 (14.8%)2,371,248 (12.1%)
Tricare & Military Coverage866 (2.4%)172,535 (0.9%)