Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington Healthy Communities Project

Current News:

Together We're Ready - Massachusetts Prepared
for emergency events

Mosquito Larvicide catchbasin treatment July 2014

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Belmont (7/25/14). WNV (West Nile Virus) fact sheets: English; large print; Spanish; traditional Chinese

Schedule of informational seminars about mosquitoes and ticks, and the diseases they carry.
Find more information and instructional videos on the Mass. Dept. of Public Health’s tick and mosquito page.

Ticks and lyme disease

Landscaping to reduce ticks

Household Hazardous Waste Days scheduled monthly.

Important information for food establishments draft planning guide 'Food Service Plan During Emergencies'

Health Division

The office will be closed on Monday, August 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

General Information Line:  781-698-4533

FAX:  781-861-2780

Directory: all numbers are in area code 781

Health Director Gerard Cody 698-4503 email
Health Agent Kathy Fox 698-4507 email
Public Health Nurse David Neylon 698-4509 email
Health Clerk Linda Rainville 698-4508  
 Dial 211 for MA health/human services information & referral.  hotline logo links to 211 website

Summer is here, and mosquitoes and ticks are out!

The Lexington Board of Health has scheduled informational seminars about mosquitoes and ticks, the diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself.

Prepare for severe weather, natural disasters and other emergency events.

  • Check out online resources on the Mass. Dept. of Public Health website.
  • Log onto the CodeRed website to add cellphone numbers or emails to this Emergency Notification System.
  • Contact Region 4A MRC Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Corkery to find out more about assisting with non-medical as well as medical needs in the community as part of Lexington's Medical Reserve Corps.

Description of Services:

The Health Division works with the Board of Health (the appointed decision- making body) to:

  • Assess the health needs of the town; 
  • Develop initiatives to protect the public health;
  • Monitor communicable and infectious disease;
  • Provide annual flu vaccine clinics;
  • Respond to general nuisance complaints;
  • Respond to housing complaints;
  • Inspect summer camps for children
  • Monitor mosquito control programs;
  • Inspect semi-public swimming pools;
  • Monitor the "Old Reservoir" swimming beach;
  • Inspect food establishments;
  • Staff the household hazardous and medical waste collection programs;
  • Manage a Medical Reserve Corps; and
  • Participate in Emergency Preparedness Planning with other agencies in town. 


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