Allegany County

Department of Health

County Office Building
7 Court Street
Belmont, New York 14813-1076

Mission Statement

The mission of the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is to educate, motivate, and empower Allegany County residents to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Since the addition of the environmental health division in 1975, the Department of Health is the centralized resource for all Allegany County residents to better their health and well being.

Phone: 585-268-9250
Fax: 585-268-9264

*Walk-in flu clinicsNo appointment necessary.   

Anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  

Please bring insurance cards with you.  It is the responsibility of the insured to make sure the Allegany County Department of Health is within the insurance’s network and will cover the cost of the vaccine and administration fee.  If insurance is not accepted, payment for the vaccine and administration fee will be billed to the patient.   

If you have no insurance or are underinsured, a sliding fee scale is available. To qualify for the sliding fee scale, bring household income verification and household size.

 10/18     (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)

10/21     (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)

10/30    (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)

11/6        (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)

11/14       (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)

11/18       (9:00 am to 11:30am and 1:00pm- 3:30 pm)


Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on Cuba Lake

On September 20, 2019 the New York State Department of Health notified the Allegany County Department of Health of water that harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Cuba Lake in Allegany County from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reports. Information regarding the data in the report and a statewide map of HABs reports can be found on DEC’s public NYHABS webpage.

Exposure to HABs can cause health effects in people and animals when water with blooms is touched, swallowed, or when airborne droplets are inhaled. This is true regardless of toxin levels; some blue-green algae produce toxins, while others do not. Exposure to blooms and toxins can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties. People and pets should avoid contact with blooms, and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs. For more information about HABs go to

Please notify and the Allegany County Department of Health at 585-268-9250 of any blooms you become aware of that present a drinking water concern or are located at or near a public bathing beach, including regulated beach closures due to HABs.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.


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Below is the 2019 Free Animal Rabies Vaccination Schedule:

2019 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics

**Upcoming Free Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinic**

The Genesee Valley Central School and the Allegany County Department of Health will be sponsoring a


Genesee Valley Central School bus garage

1 Jaguar Drive, Belmont, NY 14813

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00am-Noon.

Please note that the clinic is for New York State residents ONLY.

  • Only dogs, ferrets, and cats three months (12 weeks) and older will be immunized.
  • ALL Dogs MUST be on a lease.
  • All Cats & Ferrets MUST be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
  • Please bring your pet’s previous rabies vaccination certificate to receive a three-year certificate. If you do not have the previous certificate, or your pet has not had a previous rabies vaccination, only a one-year certificate will be given. Ferrets will only receive a one-year certificate/shot regardless.
  • Donations are appreciated and gratefully accepted.
  • Please be prepared to clean up after your pets.
  • Staff reserves the right to refuse vaccinations to any animal(s).
  • If you have 5 or more animals you MUST pre-register.
  • We strongly encourage you to pre-register for the clinic by calling 585-268-9250 and select option #1 or option #4.





  • Free Lead Testing Pilot Program
  • Drinking Water Testing Labs
    Compiled by the Allegany County Department of Health
    The lists below are laboratories that provide information, sampling instructions and containers, and analyses for private or public water supplies in our area.  All analyses needed to comply with any regulation (Subpart 67-4 Lead Testing in School Drinking Water) must be performed by a laboratory certified by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center under the Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP).
  • Zika Virus testing and hotline
  • Zika Virus Fact Sheet
  • Zika Travel Poster Prototype-Pregnant Women
  • For Zika Virus Testing Call 585.268.9250
    The Allegany County Department of Health will bill Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Independent Health, Univera, United Health (Empire Plan), Fidelis, and Magna Care (Aetna, etc). Other insurances will be billed and they may or may not pay for your services.  If your insurance does not pay for your ACDOH services “you” the client are liable to pay for these services. The Allegany County Department of Health has a sliding scale for payment of services for clients who are uninsured/underinsured. *The Allegany County Department of Health’s health care professionals are not affiliated with any hospital.
  • Allegany County Food Service Inspections
    All temporary food service operations that do not secure a permit to operate at least 10 days prior to the start of the event will be charged an additional $25.00 late fee.
    If a permit is issued on-site due to not properly submitting paperwork at least 10 days prior to the start of the event, a $25.00 late fee will be charged.
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