Board of Health
Contact UsKaren A. Walega, MPH, CHO, RS - Health Director
Jane K. Ellis - Board Administrator
Elizabeth S. Dunn, BSN, RNC, PNP - Public Health Nurse
The Board of Health meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:45 pm in the Conference Room of the Rochester Town Hall.
Hours of Operation
Karen A. Walega, Health Director is in the office on Wednesday and Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Jane K. Ellis, Board Administrator is available daily from 9 am to 12 pm.
Elizabeth S. Dunn, Public Health Nurse is in the office on Monday mornings from 9 am to 10:30 am, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm she is available at the Council on Aging, and Friday from 9 am to 12 pm in the Annex Building for a blood pressure clinic and health consultation. Please feel free to contact her at 508-763-5421.
In addition, the Annex Building is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday to obtain copies of Records. Board of Health office is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily.
Public Health Services
Vaccines are available for town residents. We have a limited supply of Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Tdapp, and Mantoux. Residents should call ahead for vaccine availability and to schedule an appointment.
Flu Clinics are scheduled in the fall. Dates of the clinic can be found in the local media, newspapers, and on cable. Home visits are available for the homebound.
Rochester Rules and Regulations and Title 5.
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Local Health Bulletin:
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes from Rochester
Downloadable Board of Health Information & Permit Applications
Rochester residents can view, download, or print the various Board of Health information sheets and permit applications listed below. These downloadable files are in PDF format.
Board of Health: Rules & Regulations – BOH: Rules & Regulations
Board of Health: Schedule of Fees – BOH: Schedule of Fees
Prior Sale Well Testing Information – Prior Sale Well Testing Info
Application for Title V Inspection – Title V Inspection Application
Application for Perc Test and Conservation Commission Determination –
Information & Application for Food Establishment Permit –
Information & Application for Temporary Food Establishment Permit –
Emergency Planning Information