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Public Health

Public Health Seal


25 Meade Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 799-8531, Fax: (508) 799-8572
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Division of Public Health works to protect and improve community well-being by preventing disease and injury while promoting social, economic and environmental factors fundamental to health. It is the foundation of the local public health system that comprises public- and private-sector health care providers, academia, community based organizations, business, the media and other local and state governmental entities. Specifically, this Division endeavors to:

  • Track and investigate health problems and hazards in the community.
  • Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
  • Develop, apply and enforce policies, laws and regulations that improve health and ensure safety.
  • Lead efforts to mobilize communities around important health issues.
  • Link people to health services.
For information on the Zika Virus and guidelines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Zika Virus Website, and view the CDC Zika Virus Information/Advisory.

Additionally, the Division of Public Health is the lead agency of the
Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA). The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.

Reminder: to report vendors/restaurants regarding unhealthy conditions or a suspected foodborne illness or to report housing, sewage and unsanitary conditions, call Inspectional Services at (508) 799-1198.

Latest News

The latest news via the City of Worcester DPH Facebook Page.

  • Mattie Castiel, MD, HHS Commissioner speaking at AIDS Project Worcester legislative breakfast on how the social determinants of health impact health outcomes in our community - View Photo - Fri 06/23/2017 02:34 PM
  • Worcester, MA (June 13, 2017) - The City of Worcester will hold a Gun Buyback event in collaboration with UMass Memorial Medical Center and Worcester County District Attorney, Joseph Early, Jr. *WHAT: Gun Buyback and Gun Lock Giveaway *WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 24th *WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden Street, Worcester Gift cards for groceries will be given for each gun dropped off, in the amounts of: $25 for a long gun; $50 for a pistol or revolver; and $75 for an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. Real-looking replica guns will also be accepted for $25. In addition to the buyback, people are invited to pick up gun locks free of charge. Gun locks will be distributed to everyone, regardless of whether they turn in a gun. The gun lock giveaway will be held in recognition of National ASK Day (June 21), a day of awareness promoted by the Asking Saves Kids campaign, which promotes the idea of asking about unlocked guns in homes. The gun locks will be provided for by a grant from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, whose programs are aimed at preventing injury through research, advocacy and education. The event is open to everyone, regardless of where they live, and is sponsored by the Office of the Worcester County District Attorney, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, UMass Memorial Medical Center, the City of Worcester Police Department and the City of Worcester Division of Public Health. - View Video - Thu 06/22/2017 01:19 PM
  • City of Worcester Division of Public Health staff presenting at an employee personal preparedness training. Training includes Narcan (WDPH) and Bleeding control (done by UMASS and Worcester Fire). - View Photo - Tue 06/20/2017 02:02 PM
  • Please join us on Monday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fanning Building, 24 Chatham Street, Worcester for the kick-off to the 2017 Summer Recreation Worcester Program. - View Photo - Tue 06/20/2017 09:45 AM
  • Mayor Petty declared June, Gun Sense Awareness Month with Moms Demand Action - View Photo - Thu 06/15/2017 04:48 PM
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