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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Phone: (617) 972-6446
Fax: (617) 972-6499

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The mission of the Watertown Health department is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and disability, and access and improve the health status of the community. Its divisions include:
Related Documents
View and download related documents to the Health Department.

To view the Health Department 2012 Annual Report click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
Environmental Health Services consist of mandated and non-mandated inspection programs including, but not limited to: Housing, Body Art, Food Establishments, Odor Noise and Dust, Tanning Establishments, Hazardous Waste Inspection, Lead Paint and Asbestos.

A full-time animal control officer (ACO) provides services for Watertown. The ACO responds to citizens’ complaints and enforces the provisions of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department hosts an annual rabies day for cats and dogs under the auspices of town veterinarian Thomas Cusick, D.V.M.

The Health Department offers a variety of free community health services to its residents such as: Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux test), Flu & Pneumonia Clinics, Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education.

Board of Health
The Watertown Board of Health consists of: John H. Straus, M.D., Chairman, Barbara D. Beck, Ph.D., Clerk, and Richard Arnold, FNP BC, Member.