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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.

  • Its almost here again!! The CHIP Annual Meeting! Come join us and our partners! RSVP required: - View Photo - Thu 08/17/2017 10:34 AM
  • Former U.S. drug control chief to speak in Worcester Michael Botticelli will attend community forum at City Hall Worcester - The City of Worcester will host a community forum and Q&A with Michael Botticelli, the former director of the white house office of national drug control policy, on the future of addiction recovery. * WHAT: Community Forum and Q&A with Michael Botticelli * WHERE: Levi Lincoln Chamber, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 455 Main St., Worcester * WHEN: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22 Botticelli, one of the nation's leading addiction experts, served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama. He was previously Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The event is free and open to the press and public. A limited number of free parking spaces are available in the garage underneath City Hall. Metered parking is available at the Francis J. McGrath Municipal Parking Lot behind the Worcester Public Library and at the Worcester Common Garage, 3 Eaton Place. * * * - View Photo - Wed 08/16/2017 04:12 PM
  • Please nominate some one you know! #CHIP2020! - View Link - Tue 08/15/2017 09:09 AM
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