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.


E-Cigarettes and Vaping:

Needham Board of Health responds to the youth vaping crisis.
Please see their letter, “Protecting Community Health in Needham – E-Cigarettes and Vaping”



The flu clinics are over, flu vaccine is now by appointment only.  To get a flu vaccine, please make an appointment with the Public Health Nurse, Tiffany Zike at 781-455-7940 ext. 217.


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.

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