Department of Public Health

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Main Office: (617) 466-4080
Nurse: (617) 466-4082
Location: Chelsea City Hall, Room #100B


The Public Health Division promotes and protects the overall health and wellness of the local population and carries out the core functions of public health including health assessment, access to services, health promotion, contagious disease surveillance, the implementation of regulations developed by the Chelsea Board of Health, as well as state and federal mandates and guidelines for Public Health practice. The division reports to the Board of Health and works with the HHS Department and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in addressing quality of life issues affecting city residents and public school students in the Chelsea district. The division ensures that health related services offered by private, non-profit and public organizations meet standards of quality and local needs. Specific areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the promulgation, enforcement and administration of reasonable rules, regulations and laws concerning communicable diseases, immunization and vaccination of residents; investigation of all diseases-related complaints; site assignment for cemeteries, sanitary land fields, refuse treatment and disposal facilities, hazardous waste facilities and trades dangerous to public health; burial permits; animals control practices, among other programs and interventions.

The Public Health division performs a critical support role to the operation of the City:

  • Coordinating with code inspectors to address complaints of health and sanitation violations.
  • Monitoring and responding to outbreak of communicable diseases.
  • Addressing social determinants of heath jointly with the Public Health Department of Revere and Winthrop through a regional health collaboration.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Flor Amaya Director of Public Health (617) 466-4090
Julie Nguyen Business Manager (617) 466-4092
Paula McHatton Public Health Nurse (617) 466-4082