Health and Social Services

  • food trucks
  • time to own
  • COVID-19 Oral Therapeutics
  • Fish Advisory
  • utility assistance
  • covid-19
  • covid-19 testing
  • covid-19
  • covid-19 vaccine information
  • covid-19 testing

The Health Department provides residents and businesses with services both remotely and in-person. We encourage you to use our online services for the most timely and efficient response, however Town Hall is now open to the public so we may better serve those who are unable to access our services remotely.

  • All complaints regarding bedbugs, mold, unsanitary conditions, and others should be entered via the My East Hartford App with photos and contact information.
  • All foodservice license applications and renewals must be submitted to the Health Department through the Town’s online permitting portal.  This includes licenses for restaurants, groceries, delis, mobile food vendors, and temporary events.  Instructions for using this system can be found at this link.
  • Requests for record reviews and septic system information can be made in person, by phone (860) 291-7324 or by email at 
  • For questions regarding Covid-19 and flu vaccinations, please call the main Health Department number at (860) 291-7324.
  • For any other Health Department-related inquiries please email
  • To report suspected outbreaks of apparent infectious diseases or suspected bioterrorism events, contact (860) 528-4401 after hours 24/7/365.
  • For WIC Program certification, education and EBT recharge appointments call (860) 528-1458 ext. #1, or visit

The Health Department preserves and protects the public's health. Programs include water quality assurance, sewage disposal, food protection, pool/school/lead and housing investigations and communicable disease control. The Department provides educational programs on health issues and influenza immunizations for seniors. Five divisions comprise the Department of Health and Social Services. They include Administration, Environmental Health, Community Health and Nursing, WIC, and Social Services. The Department also administers the Public Health Emergency/Bioterrorism, Farmer's Market, Mosquito Abatement, and USDA WIC Nutrition Programs.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Laurence Burnsed, MPH, MBA Director (860) 291-7324
Michael O'Connell, RS Public Health Supervisor (860) 291-7329
Louise F. Benjamin, REHS/RS Public Health Sanitarian (860) 291-7327
Anton Trojanowski MPH, REHS/RS Public Health Sanitarian (860) 291-7328
Patty Mascoli CDN, CLC, MS WIC Coordinator (860) 291-7192
Jo-Ann Dorn, LMSW Social Services Program Supervisor (860) 291-7285
Amanda Garrity, MSN, RN Public Health Nurse Supervisor (860) 291-7325
Katie Roane, MPH Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (860) 291-7458
Amanda Garrity, MSN, RN (860) 291-7325
Katie Roane, MPH (860) 291-7458