Health and Human Services

The Wakefield Health Department promotes the personal and environmental health of the community. We achieve this through education and policy development supported by enforceable regulations and collaboration with other people and organizations. We offer a wide variety of services including, but not limited to: vaccinations, inspections of restaurants and rental housing, informational sheets, healthy eating and living activities, pest control, and a medication take-back and sharps dropbox. 

Reminders

Rabies reports and burial permits should be submitted to the Town Clerk's office, not the Health Department.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness

Wakefield leaders have been in consistent contact to learn the latest Coronavirus guidance and review preparedness plans across Town disciplines. Health Department Director Anthony Chui and Emergency Management Director Thomas Walsh are leading representatives from area public safety, EMS, school, business, and healthcare facilities in a discussion about Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.

Visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for updates and information.

Board of Health

The Wakefield Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for public health. State law give boards of health specific authority and duties. The Wakefield Board of Health may make local public health rules that apply throughout the board’s jurisdiction. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Catherine Dhingra Prevention, Outreach, Youth Services Manager 339-219-4034

Health Department Contacts

NameTitlePhone

Director, Wakefield / Melrose / Stoneham

339-219-4019

Sr. Environmental Health Specialist, Wakefield / Melrose / Stoneham

339-219-4032

Health Inspector

339-219-4037

Melissa Lowry

Public Health Nurse, Wakefield / Melrose / Stoneham

339-219-4036

Sandra Brown

Asst. Public Health Nurse

339-219-4014

Office Administrator

781-246-6375

Prevention and Wellness

NameTitlePhone

Prevention, Outreach, & Youth Services Manager; Grants Specialist

339-219-4034

Amy Chiaravalloti

Wellness & Prevention Coordinator

339-219-4024

Human Services Contacts

NameTitlePhone

Social Services Coordinator

781-670-4935 (cell)
339-219-4038 (office)