Health Department Updates

  •  Please be advised that the Board of Health has voted to rescind its Indoor Mask Mandate that was implemented on August 25, effective October 21, 2021. Watertown is now at moderate risk in Middlesex County. However, if positive cases begin to rise this will be reevaluated by the Board of Health.

Clinics for Individuals 16 and Over:
Saturday 10/23/21       9am-1pm
Watertown Public Library at 123 Main Street
Tuesday 11/9/21          4pm-7pm
Watertown Public Library at 123 Main Street
Thursday 11/18/21       9am-1pm
Watertown Public Library at 123 Main Street
Please remember to bring all your insurance and Medicare cards with you for billing purposes where applicable.  Vaccine is still available to you, even if you do not have insurance. If you know of anyone who is homebound and unable to attend one of our clinics please call 617-972-6446 and speak to the Public Health Nurse.


The mission of the Watertown Health Department is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and disability, and access and improve the health status of the community. Its divisions include:

Duties & Responsibilities

Environmental Health Services consist of mandated and non-mandated inspection programs including, but not limited to: Housing, Body Art, Food Establishments, Odor Noise and Dust, Tanning Establishments, Hazardous Waste Inspection, Lead Paint and Asbestos.

A full-time animal control officer (ACO) provides services for Watertown. The ACO responds to citizens’ complaints and enforces the provisions of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department hosts an annual rabies day for cats and dogs under the auspices of town veterinarian Thomas Cusick, D.V.M.

The Health Department offers a variety of free community health services to its residents such as: Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux test), Flu & Pneumonia Clinics, Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education.

Air Quality Index

MassAir Online Daily Quality Data

Recent News and Press Releases

Health Needs Assessment Report (released March, 2019)

Food Code Revisions