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Bucks County Health Department

Main -- Bureau of Personal Health and Public Health Preparedness -- Bureau of Environmental Health

Bureau of Environmental Health

Rabies Prevention

Philip J. Smith , B.S., S.E.O., Bureau Director, Environmental Health, Program Coordinator

The Department investigates and does follow-up on reported animal bites (mammals), requires confinement of animals as needed, and coordinates laboratory analysis for potential rabid animals where human exposure has occurred.

The Department also:
  a) coordinates intervention measures to minimize the spread of wild animal rabies to domestic animals. 
  b) serves as liaison within the County, the veterinary medical communities, the SPCA, the PA Game 
      Commission, the PA Dept. of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Agent, local animal control officers
      and other agencies, and the public.
  c) arranges for animal specimen testing for cases of human exposure at the PA Department of Health 
      Laboratory in Lionville, PA.

Please contact the Department's Central Office (215-345-3336) with questions and for the procedure for specimens for testing.

The Department works to have an effective education program within the County. The Department has a wide variety of information, handouts and posters for the prevention of rabies.

SA-35 Rabies Surveillance Animal Bite

Other helpful links:


Bucks County Health Department
Administrative Office

Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Main HD Line: 215-345-3318
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Central Bucks District Office
Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Environmental: 215-345-3336
Personal Health: 215-345-3344
Department Fax: 215-340-8456
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
   
Lower Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Lower Bucks
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3510
Fax: 215-949-5819
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
Upper Bucks District Office
Bucks County Government Services Center - Upper Bucks
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000
Fax: 215-529-7032
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm