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Services Performed
  • Conducts home visits to Needham’s elders (Senior SAFTE Program) to assess if they are at risk for injury due to home safety issues, medication management or nutritional concerns
  • Conducts monthly Keep Well clinics, and Health and Wellness consultations at Needham Housing Community Rooms or by appointment in the office or in the home
  • Coordinated and implements Needham's HEARTSafe program focused on improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Coordinates an annual free clinic to check for skin cancer
  • Federal fuel assistance, Salvation Army Assistance Programs and federal food stamps (for senior citizens and disabled only) are available to qualified Needham residents (must call for appointment)
  • Immunizations to prevent pneumonia, measles-mumps-rubella (one shot), chicken pox, Hepatitis B, polio and tetanus-diptheria are available by appointment (physician or public school nurse order is required)
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine clinics are held in the fall
  • Inspects and licenses the operation of recreational camps and tanning establishments
  • Investigates communicable diseases and food borne illnesses
  • Meningococcal immunization is offered in the spring and fall, by appointment, for students who are about to enter college
  • Provides community education programs
  • Provides valuable community time by serving on many town committees and are available to speak on health-related issues to various organizations