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.


If you have any questions about health, healthcare, nutrition, the environment and how it affects your health, etc...

You can now "Ask a Health Educator!"
Fill out this form: Click here
The health educators of the East Shore District Health Department are here to help. We want to ensure you receive credible health information, answer your questions and connect you to local resources!

RRP: Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting New Date

The New Date for the Training is Wednesday May 31st,
The East Shore District Health Department will be Conducting a Free Training for Contractors and Home Renovators on
Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting.
To register please call 203-481-4233 or fill out a online form This course provides
• Hands-on training
• Reviews the health risks of exposure to lead paint and dust
• How to contain duct and protect yourself

We Have Moved!

Visit East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD)
at our new location: 688 East Main Street, Branford, CT
Just off of Rte1
0.7 miles east of ChowderPot Restaurant
Take a left on baldwin drive
Take a left into the first driveway and drive all the way to the left side of the building.