Albany County
175 Green Street | Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4580 | Fax: (518) 447-4698
Elizabeth F. Whalen, MD, MPH, Commissioner

Department of Health


The Albany County Department of Health strives to protect and promote the health of individuals, families, and communities. We work with many other community partners to offer a variety of programs and services to achieve our mission and accomplish the following:

  • Prevent communicable and chronic diseases, injuries, and disabilities;
  • Protect against environmental hazards that threaten health and safety; 
  • Promote the health and wellness of our citizens and our communities; and
  • Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

I encourage you to browse this web site to get more information about the programs and services that we provide. We have a dedicated staff of public health and administrative professionals who are committed to enhancing the health of the Albany County community. Our programs affect everyone who lives in our neighborhoods, eats in our restaurants, works, plays, or even visits us in Albany County! Please call upon our department if we can provide additional information or be of assistance to you.

Elizabeth F. Whalen, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Whalen, Albany County Health Department
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