The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides programs and services in support of local public health throughout its organization. Most of these programs have a long history of partnership with local public health staff and boards of health. The DPH Intra-Agency Local Public Health Working Group provides a forum for internal collaboration and communication among DPH program managers on matters important to local public health. In addition, please use the links below for information about DPH programs and services. The DPH web site includes an A-Z subject index with links to a wide range of services and resources on specific topics.

The Epidemiology/Immunization line (“Epi Line”) and Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management Duty Officer are important resources:

Epidemiology and Immunization 24/7 Hotline


OPEM 24/7 Duty Officer


Substance Abuse Information and Education Help Line

TTY and ASCII Users | 800-720-3480

Voice and Hearing Users | 800-720-3479

Naloxone (Narcan) Information

Office of the Commissioner

Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Bureau of Environmental Health

Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.