Department of Public Health (DPH)

Department of Public Health

DPH promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and healthcare services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness and health equity in all people.


250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108


TTY/TDD (617) 624-6001


(617) 624-5206
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Who we serve

DPH regulates, licenses and provides oversight of a wide range of healthcare-related professions and services.  Additionally, the Department focuses on preventing disease and promoting wellness and health equity for all people. Information is available for residents, providers, researchers and stakeholders.

Recent news & announcements

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Gives Progress Report on New Opioid Prescription Monitoring Tool 

10/18/2017 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Over 6.5 million searches conducted by healthcare providers in MassPAT’s first year

Press Release

State Health Officials Announce Third Human Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts 

10/13/2017 Department of Public Health

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

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