Health Department

The mission of the New Haven Health Department is to ensure and advocate for the health and well-being of all New Haven residents.

The New Haven Health Department has a long tradition of protecting the health of city residents through disease prevention and health promotion. Established in 1872 as the New Haven Health Commission, the Department has evolved from its beginnings combating poor sanitary practices and yellow fever epidemics. We've emerged as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS early in the epidemic, establishing one of the first syringe exchange programs in the country 28 years ago. Today, we continue to provide the essential public health services and enforce the Public Health Code as outlined in state statures and the city charter. This also includes responding to complaints of public health nuisances as well as ensuring environmental health and safety and curbing disease outbreaks.

We work to ensure the health of our residents, particularly our most vulnerable neighbors. We provide school nursing services, maternal and child health case management, health screenings and health education.

Our Department works to promote public health by providing expertise to guide health policy reforms. We provide evidence-based public health programs, such as the Department's Opioid Overdose Program, launched in 2015.

Latest News

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CT Department of Public Health Medical Alert: Measles Advisory for All Health Care Providers in the New Haven Community

February 5, 2019 

CT Department of Public Health Measles Press Release (02/04/2019):

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to measles or may have measles, should immediately contact/speak with their medical provider/primary care physician. In addition, anyone seeking verification that they have received 2 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine or would like to be vaccinated, should consult their physician/medical provider as well.

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It's Flu Season! Here's what YOU can do...

December 12, 2018 

The Health Department recommends that every citizen 6 months and older gets vaccinated with a shot this season.

Young children between 6 months and 5 years old are considered to be at high risk for the flu and should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Others who are at high risk for flu complications include:

  • People 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease

Flu shots are available at the New Haven Health Department at 52 Meadow Street from 9a - 4:30pm. Most insurances are accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for cash payers.

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Car Seat Fitting Station

August 28, 2018 

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Contact Us

Director of Health
Dr. Byron Kennedy, MD, PhD, MPH

(203) 946-6999

54 Meadow Street, 9th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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