All communicable diseases must be reported to the department and investigated by the staff and forwarded to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health by the public health nurses. Services for Westfield residents include: lead screening for uninsured or under-insured is coordinated by the department, and immunizations for residents who qualify including seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccines. Tuberculosis screening is usually performed weekly by appointment for a fee. Please call for details.
The department nurses are available to assist residents and health care providers with questions regarding public health issues, disease prevention, and emergency preparedness.