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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/Central Bucks
Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 5:00

Health Department Main Line: 215-345-3318
Environmental: 215-345-3336
Personal Health: 215-345-3344
Department Fax: 215-340-8456

Lower Bucks District Office
Bucks County Lower Bucks Government Services Center
 
7321 New Falls Rd. 
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3510
F: 215-949-5819
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Upper Bucks District Office
Bucks County Upper Bucks Government Services Center
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000
F: 215-529-7032
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm