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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.

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.

  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, How will you help #SEEDV National Domestic Violence Hotline - View Photo - Thu 10/01/2015 03:56 PM
  • Come out and learn more about the Recovery High School, Worcester at their open house on October 7th at 3:30PM! - View Photo - Wed 09/30/2015 09:36 AM
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created the Parent Power Facebook page as a resource for parents to get information about how to keep their kids safer. This Bureau of Substance Abuse Services supported Facebook page offers tips on how to talk to kids about alcohol and other drugs, connects parents with resources in the Clearinghouse, and offers youth-focused videos. Please "like" the Parent Power page and use our weekly posts to help youth make healthy choices: - View Link - Fri 09/25/2015 09:21 AM
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