Effective Immediately CRAHD has closed its main office. We are all still working very hard during these unprecedented times as we battle COVID-19. For the time being, we are planning on keeping some limited outside inspections to keep our contractors working and we will continue to respond in a timely fashion to any questions, comments or concerns you may have with COVID-19 or any other important public health issues.
Please stay safe and keep a close eye on your health, friends, family and particularly the elderly. We have been and will continue to monitor all the important developments and rest assured we will continue to do everything we can at the local level to battle this highly contagious virus.
Scott Martinson, MPH, MS, RS
Director of Health
Providing information to Connecticut residents
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The information line is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. The hotline intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.
To provide quality core local public health services to the district's towns through a variety of education, monitoring, promotion, empowerment, advocacy, and enforcement activities with the goal of improving the health status of its residents.
About us CLICK HERE for a printable sheet of CRAHD services
Formed in 2006, the district was a final result of an effort to regionalize local public health services in the lower Connecticut River Valley.
If you live in Old Saybrook, Clinton, Deep River, Haddam or Chester the CRAHD is your local health department. CRAHD provides essential public health services to its five communities. These services include but are not limited to: monitoring the health status of the population, disease control and prevention and dedication to reducing the risk of disease, promoting better health in adults and children including promotion of healthy lifestyles, health education for a better informed population, environmental health and code compliance to ensure safe water, food, public facilities, sanitation, waste water disposal, public pools, day care centers, vermin control and minimum housing standards, preparing for health emergencies such as a new emerging infection or a shift in a perennial disease, and planning and implementing community public health programs.
CRAHD serves its population of over 40,000 year round residents, as well as a seasonal swell in population of our shoreline towns during the summer months. We are committed to improving the health and well being of our residents and being a source of information for health related concerns.