Health & Human Services



The mission of the department is to protect, promote and sustain the health, harmony, and well-being of all Newton residents, in a culturally-sensitive, customer-friendly manner. Our focus is on prevention.

Our department is organized into five different divisions: Environmental Health, School Health, Public Health and Education, Emergency Preparedness, and Human Services.

Linda Walsh, RN, BSN
Interim Commissioner
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420


News & Information

News ImageMay 3 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Event
April 24, 2014  Mayor Setti D. Warren and the Newton Cares Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health invite all community members to come together for an awareness event on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will take place in the War Memorial Auditorium at Newton City Hall from 1 to 3pm.

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Duplicate Streets Meeting Held
March 31, 2014  Duplicate Streets Meeting Held on March 25, 2014
Forty-three people signed the attendance sheets for this meeting representing 14 of the 22 duplicate streets. Posted here are the PowerPoint and checklist that were presented at the meeting.
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News ImageSuicide Prevention Resources
February 14, 2014  Suicide Prevention Resources are listed on the Newton Cares website at


Sharps Disposal Program
January 31, 2012  Newton residents may bring sharps for safe disposal to the Health Department at City Hall during regular business hours. Sharps must be in a sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle or red medical waste container.
( Sharps Disposal Brochure )