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Prevent, Promote & Protect

The mission of the Needham Public Health Division 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.

Learn about flu facts
The Flu Guide for Parents
Cold Flu Comparison
Weekly state Flu report
Flu information for the general public
The Needham Public Health Division is giving flu vaccines by
appointment only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays 8:00-9:30 AM.

PRESS RELEASE—Needham’s Public Health Division Receives Three 

Food Safety Grant Awards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
View press release here

PRESS RELEASE - Needham's Public Health Division Receives Grant 
Funding to Support Continuous Process Improvement and Accreditation
Efforts. View press release here 

Revise Article 19, Regulation Governing the Practice of Bodywork in 

Needham in the interest of, and for the preservation of, the public health. 
The amendments to the regulation cover licensure, application, and 
renewal requirements. The regulation shall be considered in Needham in
the interest of, and for the preservation of, the public health.  This summary 
shall serve as notice to all.  A copy of the proposed regulation can be 
viewed here.

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

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
Stop Addiction

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

Important Links
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.