The Suffolk County Health Services Department is devoted to promoting well-being and safeguarding public health and the environment. County Executive Steve Bellone is committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) that seek to address cultural barriers that impede health services. The Office of Minority Health in Suffolk County and across the country works with populations related to racial and ethnic minorities. The Central Pharmacy, under the administrative direction of the Department of Public Health, provides policies and procedures for the administration of drugs, biological products, and devices in all Suffolk County health centers, ancillary clinics, and programs such as Employee Health and Mental Health.
The department is also responsible for enforcing the Suffolk County Health Code and local Suffolk County laws. The Suffolk County Health Services Department follows the guidelines of all federal and state agencies that provide information to help control the spread of diseases. In an effort to address the disparity in infant mortality observed between African-American and Latino populations, Suffolk Showers events are held quarterly in different parts of the county. These events provide access to healthcare services such as immunizations, health screenings, nutrition education, and more. Suffolk County is committed to providing access to quality healthcare services for all its citizens. The county's health services department works hard to ensure that everyone has access to quality medical care.