Department of Health and Mental Health




Carol Smith, MD, MPH, Commissioner

Golden Hill Office Building, Golden Hill Office Building, 239 Golden Hill Lane, Kingston, NY 12401

Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon–Fri 

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Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888


Ulster County COVID-19 Website 


NYS has set up a COVID Mental Health Hotline, staffed by over 6,000 MH professionals, that people can access to get online or by phone therapy to cope with the stress, anxiety, isolation, etc.  1-844-863-9314


NYS Department of Health COVID Information Line: 888-364-3065


COVID-19 Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Support Services 



Health Department:

Phone: (845) 340–3150
Fax: (845) 340–3045                        


Mental Health Department:

Phone: (845) 340–4110
Fax: (845) 340–4094
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Welcome to the Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health! We offer a wide range of services and programs to County residents designed to prevent illness and ensure their physical, psychological and emotional well–being.

We are proud of our activities in regulating and monitoring community health, educating the public about health issues and concerns, and working with a broad spectrum of community partners to provide health and mental health programs and services that directly benefit the people of Ulster County.


To improve the health, safety, and longevity of every person in Ulster County by leading a community-wide effort to prevent disease, protect food and water supplies, minimize environmental hazards, and promote wellness" 

While we no longer provide clinical services, we are committed to helping you connect to the services you need.


Experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis? Help is only a phone call away.

Ulster County Mobile Mental Health  

Mobile Mental Health is operated by ACCESS: Supports for Living, between the hours of 10 AM - 10 PM. Call 1-844-277-4820. Connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. Help is only a phone call away. Your call with a trained counselor will be kept confidential. This service is available to all Ulster County residents at NO CHARGE.