Health Department

Water Safety MemoMosquito and Tick Information Session:

Car Seat Safety
battery recycling

A message from the East Longmeadow Animal Control and Board of Health,

We would like residents to know there has been at least one bear spotted in town recently. Although it is not uncommon for bears to be in town, residents should take steps to minimize their chances of encountering a bear. 

*Please bring your bird feeders in (birds have plenty of food available for them in the spring and summer)

*Secure your trash barrels 

*Grills should be kept clean of any dripping

*Check to make sure it is safe to let your pet out before you do 

*Bring in any pet food left outside

If you do encounter a bear

*Make yourself look as big as possible

*Make as much noise as possible (bang pots and pans together)

*Turn on lights outside

*In the very rare case the bear does attack, don't play dead, fight back

For more information please visit the Massachusetts fish and wildlife website at

2018 Board of Health Action Plan 
2018 Buy Recycled Policy
Move Your Way to Heart Health

Health Safety & Awareness Video Links:

Tick Safety
Swimming Safety
Cook Out Safety Tips
Bat Exposure
Mosquito and West Nile Virus
Car Safety - Prevent Heat Exposure

The East Longmeadow Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, and environmental health inspections.

The Board of Health is responsible for making health policy for the Town of East Longmeadow, which includes:
  • Creating new policy
  • Holding public hearings on existing policies
  • Hearing variance requests for existing policies
The Health Department is responsible for implementing the policies of the Board. As a result, the Department is responsible for the enforcement of policy.

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Updates and Information from the Health Department
Tick Check  For more information about East Longmeadow's tick program, click here.
2017 West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
Baystate Medical Center Medication & Sharps Kiosks