To protect and promote the health, the environment and the well being of the Town of Natick residents and visitors.
The Natick Health Department offers a wide variety of services for the Town of Natick. The main purpose of public health is prevention and the services provided by this department are prevention oriented. The services range from a multitude of various inspections, vaccinations, communicable disease investigations, educational materials, training opportunities, emergency preparedness and staff assistance.
The Health Department runs the day-to-day operations of the office, while the Board of Health acts as the policy makers. Under the guidance of the board, the department is responsible to carry out and enforce public health policies; local, state and federal laws and regulations in order to protect the health, safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and the environment.
Call the Natick Board of Health for information on the following:
- Flu Clinics
- Food Establishments
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Livestock and Beekeeping
- Septic System Information
- Swimming Pools
- Tobacco Control
- Underground Storage Tank - installation, removal, inspection
- Wells, including Irrigation and Geothermal
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE INFORMATION
The MA Department of Conservation announced a Public Health Advisory for Cyanobacteria Bloom in Lake Cochituate. This advisory is in effect until after the Columbus Day weekend.
Information can be found at 617-624-5757 or at https://www.mass.gov/lists/algae-information
If you see water that appears to have an algae bloom, do not come into contact with or ingest the water. Treating water by boiling does not get rid of any toxins present. Prevent contact and ingestion by kids and pets. Dogs can get very ill and even die from licking algae off of their fur. Rinse dogs off immediately if they come in contact with an algae bloom. For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/habs/pdf/cyanobacteria_faq.pdf
Health concerns from harmful algae blooms and their toxins vary depending on the type of exposure and the amounts and types of toxins present.