If you live in Branford, East Haven, or North Branford, the East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) is your local health department. ESDHD provides essential public health services such as Building Approvals, Septic System Permits, and Food Service Permits to a population of over 70,000 residents. We are committed to improving the health and well being of our residents through public health programs that promote wellness, prevent and control disease, and provide education about healthy lifestyles.
The Health Department offers residents influenza and pneumonia (pneumovax 23 and Prevnar ) vaccination. Each year, the Health Department sponsors a number of public clinics. Private clinics can be arranged through the Public Health Nurse for large or small organizations or businesses.