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Prevent, Promote & Protect
The mission of the Needham Public Health Division since 1877 has been to prevent
and control the spread of disease, to address environmental issues, to promote
healthy lifestyles, and protect the public health and social well-being of all citizens,
especially the most vulnerable.

News: Board of Health to Propose New Regulations
The Board of Health will be proposing new regulations on Body Art Establishments,
Synthetic Drugs, and Drug Paraphernalia at an upcoming public hearing. 
Residents, business owners, and other concerned parties are invited to attend the
September 9th public hearing to register their opinions on the
proposed regulations. The hearing will begin at approximately 8 a.m.

Comments will also be accepted through Friday, September 2nd in writing via electronic
or postal mail.
Please send comments to or
to Public Health Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Video: Proposed Body Art Regulations
Video: Proposed Drug Paraphernalia

For more information on the proposed body art and drug paraphernalia
regulations watch these segments from The Needham Channel.

Synthetic Drugs: Know the Facts

Have you heard of synthetic drugs such as "bath salts" or synthetic marijuana? This
article provides important information on what these substances are and the risks
involved in their use.

Upcoming Event: It Takes a Village
In September the Council on Aging is offering a three-part evening workshop
addressing current social issues challenging our community today. To register
call or email Kerrie Attwood at or
781-455-7555 ext. 205.

Zika Virus
Please find Zika virus information under Public Health Nursing


Dumpster Maintenance Requirements
During the hot and humid summer weather, keeping up with dumpster
requirements is more important than ever! Overfilled dumpsters with
open covers and odors are common summertime public health nuisance

Please take a moment to review with your staff the following reminders
to keep your dumpster clean and maintained:

Click here to view the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements

Stop Addiction

For information, support and resources for Opioid Addiction, please visit:

Learn2cope and MA General ARMS (Addiction Recovery
Management Service) have additional information
on support groups, resources and other links:

MA General ARMS:

Draft Concussion Regulation:

Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito Borne Illness

For more information, contact Norfolk County Mosquito Control

Important Links

Timothy McDonald
Director of Public Health

Inquiry To Health Dept.

Town Hall
1471 Highland Ave. 
Needham, MA  02492

Ph: 781-455-7500 Ext. 511
Fx: 781-455-0892

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.