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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West Nile Virus & EEE Update

September 25, 2019 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today is urging residents to continue personal preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites and reduce the chance of contracting eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.

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Car Seat Fitting Station

August 28, 2018 

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Contact Us

Acting Director of Health
Roslyn Hamilton

(203) 946-6999

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

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
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