Health & Human Services

About Us

The Danbury Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is committed to providing a healthy environment for our community. We serve to address public health concerns with model health programs, housing and social services advocacy, and other services in a cost-effective and comprehensive manner. The department works daily to protect and improve the public's health in innumerable ways, ranging from the expected restaurant inspections to the tracking of communicable diseases. The primary function of our department is to serve as a catalyst to stimulate action from within the community to effectively and appropriately address public health concerns that may jeopardize our community's health and limit our potential to address those concerns.

Environmental Health Online Services

The Danbury Health Department is now using the Viewpoint Cloud Portal to provide the following services:

  1. CAO Certificate of Apartment Occupancy
  2. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form
  3. Soil Testing Appointment Request
  4. Well Water Analysis Request
  5. Free Basic Well Water Analysis
  6. Hotel License Application
  7. Pool License Application
  8. Food Service Establishment License Application
  9. Seasonal Food Service License
  10. Temporary Event Application

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COVID-19 Information

Visit the COVID-19 Resource page to learn how the City of Danbury and the Department of Health and Human Services is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. View a number of resources including the latest guidance from the Mayor and the Governor, frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, Danbury data reports, vaccine clinics and scheduling information, and where to find assistance in Danbury.

Major Objectives 2022 to 2023

  • Improve accessibility and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Update the food service licensure program to reflect the newly adopted FDA Model Food Code. 
  • Update code enforcement standards to reflect CT General Statute and Regulation requirements. 
  • DHHS' complete annual report, which includes activities and accomplishments can be found on the Connecticut Department of Health’s website: 
  1. Community Health

The Department of Health and Human Services Community Health Division is responsible for the investigation of infectious diseases within the City of Danbury. We provide a variety of preventive health programs whose goals are to increase a healthy life span for Danbury residents. Our programs include partnerships with public departments and physicians. Over the last year, we have focused on COVID-19 Pandemic response.

Our Accomplishments 2021 to 2022

  • Administered 18,675 COVID-19 vaccines at our Rogers Park Middle School clinic location from December 2020 through June 2021.
  • Administered 751 COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 years of age with the collaboration of our community partner, Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. (CIFC).
  • Partnered with Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) and Griffin Health to host one winter COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the War Memorial for children ages 5-11 & 12+ years old.
  • Administered over 800 flu vaccines at various clinic sites across the city during the fall/winter season of 2021-2022.
  • Dispensed over 130 Childhood Vaccinations to ensure children were caught up with routine immunizations so they can return back to school. 
  • Hired 11 part-time Community Health Workers to assist with COVID-19 response, outreach, contact tracing, and vaccine clinic operations. Four of them achieved a certificate and became Certified Community Health Workers.
  • Hosted 2 mass flu vaccination / COVID-19 testing sites and additional smaller-scale flu clinics with other community partners and organizations.
  • Conducted contact tracing for over 12,315 cases and contacts in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Coordinated community COVID-19 testing with Federally Qualified Health Centers for vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborated with local community organizations to provide COVID-19 vaccination services including scheduling, outreach, education-based tabling events, and the establishment of clinics.
  • Creation of COVID-19 Public Service Announcements, including radio advertisements on Danbury stations and a commercial.
  • Conducted an Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Workshop with the cooperation of Western Connecticut Coalition. 
  • Hosted an informational tabling event along with the dissemination of COVID-19 test kits to attendees at the Danbury Early Childhood & Community Resource Fair held at the Danbury Sports Dome.  

Learn about the Community Health.

  1. Environmental Health
  1. Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  1. Grants Awarded to the Health Department (Over $50,000)