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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.


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New Haven Mayor to Host Virtual COVID-19 Press Briefing

October 21, 2020 

October 21, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will be hosting virtual press availability regarding all updates surrounding the City’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Today’s virtual press briefing will be at 2:00 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving every day, and the City of New Haven wants to provide accurate and current information regarding the spread of the virus. All briefings are uploaded to the Mayor’s YouTube Page at bit.ly/MayorYouTube.

COVID-19 Virtual Press Briefing

Mayor Elicker, Dr. Dalal, Health Director Bond

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Zoom Conferencing

2:00 PM

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Mayor Elicker To Announce Flu Clinic, Stress Heightened Need for Shots Amid Pandemic

October 16, 2020 

October 16, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

Will join City Health Director and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro to get flu shot

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today, October 16 at 2:30 PM, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will join New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to mark the start of flu season and the opening of the City’s Flu Clinic. Mayor Elicker and Director Bond will discuss the heightened importance of getting flu shots this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will join Congresswoman DeLauro in getting flu shots at the socially-distanced event in front of City Hall.

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Yale New Haven Health - Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19

October 8, 2020 

Get tested today!

COVID-19 Testing is available to all community members.

If you have symptoms and would like a test, please call your physician. If you do not have a physician, please sign up for an appointment at one of our community test sites or call our COVID-19 Call Center at 833-ASK-YNHH.

If you do not have symptoms and want to be tested, please sign up for an appointment at one of our community sites by going to this website https://covidtesting.ynhhs.org/.

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Yoga in Our City Presented By ConnectiCare Offers In-Person Classes

September 18, 2020 

Free, all-level outdoor classes offered through October 10 with safety guidelines in place

Yoga in Our City presented by ConnectiCare is offering in-person classes with safety guidelines in place at parks in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Waterbury.

The popular outdoor wellness program kicked-off after Memorial Day with virtual yoga sessions. The all level, in-person classes began on July 20 and will run through October 10 with safety guidelines that include wearing a mask when entering or exiting the yoga area and spacing yoga mats at least six feet
apart.

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The City of New Haven Releases Guidance on Low to High-Risk Sports

September 17, 2020 

September 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Given the growing concern from the community surrounding sports activities, the City of New Haven today released guidance for low-risk, moderate-risk, and high-risk sports amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. This information will be posted on the City’s COVID-19 hub.

“We know that sports are a vital part of our community and deeply important to many residents. We must be guided by science and the public health parameters set by the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I want to thank our team for putting this together with the health and well being of our residents in mind,” said New Haven Director of Public Health Maritza Bond.

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Director of Health
Maritza Bond
E-mail

Phone
(203) 946-6999

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

Hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 22, 2020 (Today)

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