Health Division News & Notice
Mental Health Referral Service: The Town of Concord has a contract with INTERFACE, a free mental health resource and referral Helpline to help children, adults and families become connected with mental health and wellness resources on issues including anxiety, bullying, depression, divorce, eating disorders, grief/loss and other topics.. Call the helpline at 888-244-6843 for a confidential consultation with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. Visit William James College Interface Program for more information.
Town of Concord EEE FAQ’s
The threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is in the news and its presence is increasing throughout Massachusetts. In order to ensure the safety of our community members, the Town of Concord is taking precautionary measures to help citizens avoid unnecessary contact with mosquitoes in public outdoor facilities by canceling recreational activities between dusk to dawn, the time when mosquitoes that carry the EEE virus are biting.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus, which is spread by infected mosquitoes. The EEE virus can cause inflammation or swelling of the brain (encephalitis). There have been seven human and nine veterinary reported cases in Massachusetts, one of which is in the neighboring community of Sudbury.
We encourage you to read the FAQ's to learn a little more about EEE and Concord's response to the ongoing situation.
The mission of the Concord Health Division is to assess and address the needs of the Concord community, in order to protect and improve the health and quality of life of its residents and work force. This mission is realized through the implementation of disease prevention and health promotion programs, community health and nursing services, public outreach, education and empowerment, as well as promulgation and enforcement of Town and State health regulations.