Rabies Information - County Contacts

If you think you or your pet may have been exposed to rabies or have questions about the disease, your county health agency can assist. Numbers are listed below.

If you have been bitten, scratched or have had contact with the saliva of an animal that you believe is rabid, wash the wound immediately and call your doctor. If your doctor recommends treatment, call your county health agency immediately to determine where you should receive treatment. If there is any chance of exposure to a bat through an inapparent bite, for example, a bat had direct contact with someone, or was in a room with a sleeping individual, unattended child, or with someone with mental impairment, contact your county health agency immediately to discuss the situation.

Each county is required by the state to authorize all treatment of individuals who have been exposed to the rabies virus. With this prior authorization, it is likely that you will not have to pay for the cost of treatment. Without prior authorization, you may be responsible for treatment expenses.

County health agencies are also responsible for managing animal bites and exposure of domestic animals to known or suspect rabid animals.

County Business Hours After Hours Emergency
Albany (518) 447-4620 (518) 447-4614
Allegany (585) 268-9250 (585) 266-9600
Broome (607) 778-2887 (607) 778-1911 (County Dispatcher)
Cattaraugus (716) 373-8050 (716) 373-8050
Cayuga (315) 253-1405 (315) 253-1560
Chautauqua (716) 753-4491 (716) 753-4231
Chemung (607) 737-2019 (607) 737-2044
Chenango (607) 337-1673 (607) 337-1660
Clinton (518) 565-4870 (518) 561–3370 (Fire Control)
Columbia (518) 828-3358 (518) 828-3344
Cortland (607) 753-5035 (607) 753-3311 (Sheriff's Office)
Delaware (607) 832-5200 (607) 746-2336
Dutchess (845) 486-3404 (845) 431-6465
Erie (716) 961-6800 (716) 961-7898 (MERS)
Essex (518) 873-3500 (888) 270-7249
Franklin (518) 481-1709 (877) 410-5753 (Press 5 for on-call nurse)
Fulton (518) 736-5720 (518) 736-2100 (Non-emergency sheriff)
Genesee (585) 344-2580 (585) 343-5000
Greene (518) 719-3600 (518) 622-3344
Hamilton (518) 648-6497 (518) 548-3113
Herkimer (315) 867-1176 (315) 867-1176
Jefferson (315) 786-3720 (315) 786-3770
Lewis (315) 376-5453 (315) 376-5200
Livingston (585) 243-7280 (585) 243-7100
Madison (315) 366-2361 (315) 366-2361
Monroe (585) 753-5171 (585) 753-5905
Montgomery (518) 853-3531 (518) 853-5500 (Sheriff's Office)
Nassau (516) 227-9663 (516) 742-6154
New York City (212) POISONS (764-7667)
Providers call = 866-692-3641
Public's call = 646-632-6074
Niagara (716) 439-7456 (718) 439-7430
Oneida (315) 798-5064 (315) 798-5064
Onondaga (315) 435-3165 (315) 435-3165
Ontario (585) 396-4343 (585) 394-4560
Orange (845) 291-2331 (845) 291-2331
Orleans (585) 589-3278 (585) 589-5527
Oswego (315) 349-3564 (315) 341-0086
Otsego (607) 547-4230 (607) 547-1697
Putnam (845) 278-6130 (845) 278-6130 extension 3
Rensselaer (518) 270-2655 (518) 857-4660 (To page on-call person)
Rockland (845) 364-2594 (845) 364–8600 (Sheriff's Office)
St. Lawrence (315) 386-2325 (315) 319-2500
Saratoga (518) 584-7460 (518) 584-7460
Schenectady (518) 386-2818 (518) 437-7878
Schoharie (518) 295-8382 (518) 295-8114 (Sheriff's Office)
Schuyler (607) 535-8140 (607) 535-8222 (Sheriff's Office)
Seneca (315) 539-1945 (315) 539–9241 (Sheriff's Office)
Steuben (607) 664-2438 (800) 836-4444 (Sheriff's Office)
(800) 724-0471 (toll-free)
Suffolk (631) 853-3055 (631) 852-4820
Sullivan (845) 292-5910 (845) 292-5910
Tioga (607) 687-8563 (607) 687-8600 (Sheriff's Office)
Tompkins (607) 274-6688 (607) 274-6688
Ulster (845) 340-3010 (845) 334-2145
Warren (518) 761-6580 (518) 761-6580
Washington (518) 746-2400 (518) 746-2400
Wayne (315) 946-5749 (315) 946-9711 (Ask for on-call person)
Westchester (914) 864-7359 (914) 813-5000
Wyoming (585) 786-8894 (585) 786-2233
Yates (315) 536-5160 (315) 536-4438

Please call during business hours for routine inquiries and requests for information.