Public Health

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.


According to MDPH, Needham received aerial spraying as of last night September 15th. All fields and outdoor activities can resume as planned. Thank you for your cooperation.

REMEMBER Needham remains at LOW risk but your first defense to reduce your risk of infection is to wear an EPA approved bug spray, long sleeves and long pants. You should still strongly consider limiting all outdoor activity from dusk to dawn.

As a Reminder: Sign -up for RAVE Alert (Needham’s Emergency Alert System) and receive timely notices of important/immediate happenings in Needham.



Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00 - 2:00 Rosemary Recreation Complex, 178 Rosemary Street

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 1:00 - 4:00 Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:00 - 2:00 Rosemary Recreation Complex, 178 Rosemary Street

Clinics are for those 18 years and older; All insurance cards required including Medicare Cards; Will have Quadrivalent & High does vaccines


FOOD ADVISORY BOARD: Needham Public Health Division has been working to meet the requirements of the 2017 FDA Voluntary Retail Food Program Standards.  View more information here.

Nourishing Needham Logo (2)

Nourishing Needham was developed by the Needham Public Health Division to promote healthy living among residents.  Click here to view more information about the program.

The Needham Board of Health adopted a policy statement on Accessory Dwelling Units. View the policy statement (PDF).

View a public service announcement regarding the Public Health Division's new Waste Hauler Regulations.

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 complaints.

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

View the All Dumpster Maintenance Requirements (PDF)

Stop Addiction

View more information, support, and resources for Opioid Addiction.

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

Extreme Cold Weather Preparedness Tips (PDF)

Preventing West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Illness (PDF)

For more information, visit Norfolk County Mosquito Control.

Important Links