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Prevent, Promote & Protect
The mission of the Needham Public Health Department since 1877 has been to prevent
and control the spread of disease, to address environmental issues, to promote
healthy lifestyles,
and protect the public health and social well-being of all citizens, especially
the most vulnerable.

Click here to view the Board of Health's
Proposed Registered Marijuana Dispensaries

Click here to view the Board of Health's
Proposed Indoor Tanning Regulations

The Board of Health has adopted the following
Bodywork Regulations.  The regulation will take
effect on January 1, 2016.  Click here to view
the regulation.

The Board of Health has adopted revised Tobacco
Regulations.  These changes will take effect on
January 1, 2016.  Click here to view the regulation.

Dumpster Maintenance Requirements

During the hot and humid summer weather, keeping up with
dumpster requirements is more important than ever!
Overfilled dumpsters with open covers and odors are
common summertime public health nuisance complaints. 
Please take a moment to review with your staff
the following reminders to keep your dumpster
clean and maintained:

Click here to view the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements


For information, support and resources for Opioid Addiction, please visit:

Learn2cope and MA General ARMS (Addiction Recovery
Management Service) have additional information
on support groups, resources and other links:

MA General ARMS:

Draft Concussion Regulation:

Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito Borne Illness

For more information, contact Norfolk County Mosquito Control at



Important Links

           CDC Health Matters Video Streams
           Guidance for Emergency Action Planning for Retail Food Establishments
Timothy McDonald
Director of Public Health

Inquiry To Health Dept.

Town Hall
1471 Highland Ave. 
Needham, MA  02492

Ph: 781-455-7500 Ext. 511
Fx: 781-455-0892

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.