Welcome to Medford, Massachusetts!

Programs and Services

Tobacco Control

Scope of services:
– Enforcement No Smoking ordinance (Municipal buildings, schools, restaurants and workplaces)
– Permit for tobacco sales
– Education programs and materials
– Merchant training
– Referral for Cessation Programs

– Smoke-free homes
– MA Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program
– Guide to quitting smoking
– Facts on smoking


Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Centers for Disease Control lead information

EPA The National Lead Information Center


The Health Department will take mercury items such as thermometers, thermostats, sphygmomanometers, mercury switches and barometers during City Hall operating hours.

Please pack broken units in plastic bags and mark broken.

In addition, mercury items are collected during Paint Sheds in the City Yard. Schedules are published through Department of Public Works Recycling Coordinator.

Helpful Links:
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Agency
Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environment

West Nile Virus/Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Massachusetts Health and Human Services Department information
CDC information