Health Topics

Communicable Diseases

Learn more about communicable disease topics such as, Antibiotic Resistance, Hepatitis A prevention, HIV protection and the rising of Measles.

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Learn more about COVID-19 and how Worcester continues to respond and provide residents with the latest news, data and vaccination and testing services.

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Fight the Bite

The City of Worcester participates in the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP). Learn more about protecting yourself and your family against mosquitos and ticks.

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Flu Prevention

It's important to prepare for flu season. Getting the flu shot in addition to other basic preventive measures can greatly reduce the risk of you and your family members coming down with the flu. Learn more about flu prevention and tips.

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Healthy Lifestyle

Worcester's Division of Public Health, along with the CDC, encourages everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle incorporates many different aspects, such as exercise, food safety, nutrition and sexual health.

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The City of Worcester is prioritizing treatment and prevention efforts for populations currently at most risk, with a particular focus on individuals with multiple sexual partners; those in repeated close contact with others, including sports teams; and those living in close quarters, such as in group housing and dorms.

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Needle (Sharps) Safety & Disposal

It is illegal to dispose of sharps, as well as unopened packages of hypodermic needles and lancets, by throwing them away in the trash. Learn more about needle (sharps) safety and disposal methods.

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Substance Use Disorders

The City of Worcester cares about its community members that struggle with addiction and substance use disorders. Learn more about local services and their contact information available to area residents.

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Suicide Prevention

The Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.

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Summer Safety

Summer is a great time for fun, but don’t forget to be safe and protected during summer activities! Learn about summer safety tips and precautions.

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*Additional public health data via the City's Open Data Portal.

Vaccines for Travel

Getting vaccinated before traveling abroad is important to protect yourself against diseases that are rare in the United States. The vaccines you will need to travel depend on several factors.

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Worcester Free Clinics

Free medical programs in Worcester provide basic, quality healthcare and social support services for residents of the Greater Worcester area regardless of income, insurance or housing status. All of the programs welcome anyone in need of services. No insurance or citizenship documents are required.

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Contact Information

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25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

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Phone: 508-799-8531
Fax: 508-799-8572
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To request a non-emergency service or report an issue, please contact Worcester 311.

In the event of a health emergency, please call 911.

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