Health and Social Services

  • East Hartford Health Department Service Change
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Town of East Hartford Announces Community Toy Drive: Donations Requested through Tuesday, December 6
  • RSV
  • flu vaccine
  • MPX
  • food trucks
  • covid-19 vaccine information
  • covid-19 testing

East Hartford Town Hall will close for renovations on January 5, 2023. The facility will be closed through January of 2024. All Town Departments will move to the Community Cultural Center (CCC) at 50 Chapman Place in two phases - on December 16, 2022 and on January 6, 2023. The Health Department will be moving to the Community Cultural Center (50 Chapman Place) on December 16, 2022.

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, 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 
  • 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 bioterrorismevents, 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

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 MS, 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
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