Health Department

Mission Statement 

The Wakefield Health Department promotes the personal and environmental health of the community through education and policy development supported by enforceable regulations, and collaboration with other people and organizations.


Our goal in the public health sector is to protect and promote health. The Wakefield Health Department offers a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, vaccinations, health permits and applications, informational sheets, healthy eating and living activities, pest control, dropbbox information, and more. 

Board of Health's Role

The Wakefield Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for public health in the county or counties in its jurisdiction. State legislature give boards of health specific powers and duties. The Wakefield Board of Health may make local public health rules that apply throughout the board’s jurisdiction. The board also influences the day-to-day administration of the Health Department.

Please help make Wakefield a safer, healthier place!

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ruth L. Clay MPH Health Director (781) 246-6375
Jennifer Keough Senior Health Inspector (781) 246-6375
Karen Cronin, R.N. Public Health Nurse (781) 979-4129
Catherine Dhingra DFC Grant Coordinator (339) 203-5034
Kara Showers MIM Grant Coordinator, YAT Coordinator (781) 246-6375
Cindy Luongo Principal Office Assistant (781) 246-6375
Coral Hope Health Inspector (781) 246-6375
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