The New Bedford Health Department is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and health equity, preventing and responding to disease, and ensuring safe and sanitary environments that protect our diverse, multicultural community through services, outreach, and regulations.
A strong New Bedford where all people live a safe, healthy, and fulfilling life.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Health Department serves a broad public health mandate that includes Environmental Health (e.g., housing sanitation, childhood lead poisoning prevention, food safety, trash/nuisance, sewer/septic, swimming pools, and environmental remediation/cleanup); Public Health Nursing; Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention; Municipal Marine Lab Testing; and Health and Wellness Promotion. The department is led by the city’s Director of Health and supported by an Assistant Director and a mix of locally and grant-funded staff who provide public health services for the City of New Bedford.