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Health Department


Director of Health
Chris Hansen
chansen@townofdurhamct.org

Assistant Health Director and Sanitarian
Bill Milardo
wmilardo@townofdurhamct.org

Social Services Coordinator & Epidemiologist
Morgan Perry
mperry@townofdurhamct.org

Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Perry
jperry@townofdurhamct.org

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday -Friday 
O: 860-349-8253

 

Payments

Online payments for Building, Health and Zoning Departments can be made by following this link: http://www.townofdurhamct.org/Online-Payments, then select Building Health and Zoning.

 

COVID-19

For information on COVID-19 visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
Or the town webpage here: https://www.townofdurhamct.org/coronavirus


Influenza Information

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Anyone who wants to be protected against the flu should consult their own health-care provider to receive the vaccine.

 

Flu Clinic: 

Flu shot Consent Form
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics
Stop and Shop Vaccine Informed Consent Form

• Must be at least 18 years of age, and in good health
• Flu vaccine free with insurance plans (please bring your insurance card)
• Limited flu vaccine available for those without insurance
• Insurance required to receive pneumonia vaccine (please bring your insurance card)
• Appointments not taken (first-come, first-served)
• Residency not required

For more information contact: 
Cromwell: 860-632-3426 
Durham:  860-349-8253 
Middlefield:  860-276-6275 
Middletown: 860-638-4962

 

Food Service

Food Service Dispensing Applications:

You may fill out the below forms and email them to the Health Department at wmilardo@townofdurhamct.org

Filling out the application/permit does not constitute an approval.

Application for Food or Beverage Dispensing Establishment Registration
Application for Durham Fair Food or Beverage Dispensing Vendor Registration 
Application for Temporary Event Food or Beverage Dispensing Registration

 

Water Quality Reports

Listing files in 'Consumer Confidence Reports Water Systems'

 

Septic System

Water Treatment Wastewater Disposal System Installation Application

Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems

Installers application for a permit to construct or repair a septic system

 

Soil Testing Season

Soil Test Application

The Durham Department of Health accepts applications for soil tests to determine the suitability of lots to accommodate subsurface sewage disposal systems. The soil tests, comprised of deep test pits and percolation tests, are conducted in the spring usually beginning in mid-March. Applications for the spring testing season should be filed by mid-April.

Also, testing is conducted in the autumn beginning in October. Applications for the autumn testing should be submitted by early December. Testing conducted in the autumn in areas where high groundwater can be expected may require monitoring of the groundwater level during the next wet season, February 1 to May 31.

Investigation of failing septic systems and soil testing necessary for the repair and replacement of existing systems are conducted throughout the year.

Similarly, testing for the designation of reserve leaching areas in conjunction with proposed additions to houses and construction of accessory structures is conducted during most of the year.

Applications are available on-line (click on “soil test application” above) and from the Health Department located on the second floor of the Town Hall.

To have an application mailed or faxed, please call 860-349-8253.

 

DRINKING WATER

Private wells
Community Water Systems
Non-Community Water Systems
Water Quality/Testing
Water Conservation
Treatment

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Lead
Arsenic
Mercury
Asbestos
Hydrocarbons
Pesticides

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Radon
Mold
Carbon Monoxide

BIOTERRORISM

Overview
Anthrax
Smallpox
Botulism

IMMUNIZATIONS

Childhood 
Adult
International Travel

HEALTHY HOMES

Healthy Home Fact Sheet

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

Food-borne Illness
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
MRSA
HIV/AIDS
Influenza

SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL 

Home Buyer's Guide
System Design
Installations and Maintenance
Permitting: Please contact the Health Dept.
Soil Testing (see above) 
As-Built Plan: Please contact the Health Dept.

VECTOR RELATED DISEASE

Rabies 
West Nile Virus
 Tick Borne Diseases

ORAL HEALTH 

Every Smile Counts Program

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Diet/Nutrition
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease
Exercise
Tobacco
Alcohol 
Diabetes
Stroke