Health Department

Address:
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT. 06095
Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Email:
E-mail Us
Phone
860-285-1823
Fax:
860-285-1864

Staff

Dr. Michael Pepe
Director of Health
Sharon Enot
Public Health Nurse
Ellen Hansen
Administrative Clerk
Matthew Brattoli
Sanitarian
Michael Rotondaro
Sanitarian

Keeping You and Your Heart Healthy

KEEPING YOU & YOUR HEART HEALTHY
 
Sponsored by
 The Town of Windsor Health Department  
Presented by, Michelle Mattia, RD

Dietitian and Nutrition Expert
     
A FREE
Two Evening / Educational Program

Covering Health, Nutrition and Related Topics

Tuesday May 24th & Thursday May 26th
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Windsor Town Hall - Council Chambers

For those attending and staying for the program:

Cholesterol Testing will be offered &
a Light Dinner will be served  
Must be age 18 or over

Pre-registration is Required

To REGISTER PLEASE CALL
Sharon Enot, RN - Windsor Health Department @
(860) 285-1824 or 285-1823


 

Zika Virus Information From the Windsor Health Department

The Zeka virus is an infection which is transmitted from the bite of an infected female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus)

 

  • Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947 and was limited to Africa and Asia with very infrequent cases of human illness until 2015 when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the presence of the disease in the Western Hemisphere
  • Twenty-six countries and territories have reported local transmission of the Zika virus including Puerto Rico with additional spread in areas already inhabitied by the primary vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito
  • States along the southern boarder of the United States have the potential for localized outbreaks
  • The Aedes eagypti mosquito is not presently found in the Northeastern US
  • All states may have travel associated cases among residents 
  • The US has 39 laboratory confirmed cases with six cases in pregnant women; one infant was born with microcephaly, two resulted in fetal loss
  • Of recent consern is also the possibility of spread from a woman to her baby during pregnancy and between sexual partners
  • While usually a mild disease an association with birth defects and Guillain-barre syndrome has been suggested  

 

For more information, visit:

www.cdc.gov/zika

www.ct.gov/dph

Windsor Health Dept. - 275 Broad Street - Windsor, CT 06095  (860) 285-1824

 

Rabies Vaccination Clinic in Windsor - Saturday May 7th, 2016

The Friends of Windsor Animal Care & Control and the Windsor Police Dept. invite you to Bart's Drive-In and The Beanery Bistro for a Special Olympics Fundraiser on Saturday May 7th, 2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm.  The days events will include:

 

From 12:00noon to 2:00pm the Windsor Animal Clinic with Dr. Larry Penningtin will be offering Rabies Vaccination.  The cost is $20.00 per animal / CASH only.  Please bring written proof of prior rabies vaccination for a 3-year certificate, otherwise you will receive a 1-year certificate.  Animals must be age 3-months or older.  All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.  Animals from all towns are welcome. 

 

"Dog Walk" to benefit Special Olympics.  Suggested donation $10.00  

 

For more information contact the Animal Control Officer @(860) 688-5273 X 566 or the Windsor Health Department @(860) 285-1823

 

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Rabies is a viral infection that is common through out the world with increasing cases in the North Eastern United States since the early 1990's.  The rabies virus is carried and spread by mammals.  When an animal or human is exposed to and becomes infected with the rabies virus it attacks the brain and nervous system.  If left untreated in humans and animals, rabies is fatal.   

 

For more information on rabies prevention and treatment please see the attached document. 

Rabies_-_2013.pdf

HELMETS - Ski, Bicycle and Multi-Sport

A Helmet for Every Season!! 

The Windsor Health Department has a great selection of helmets available for sale.  Anyone, no matter what their age, who is "On Wheels" needs to wear a helmet.  You need to protect you and your family by wearing helmets during all the seasons while bike riding,  skate boarding, or whipping down an icy slope.  Placing a helmet on a child's head from the first time they hit the slopes or get on a bike/toy with wheels will encourage and reinforce this good practice for a lifetime.  

 

 Our Helmets:

  • Come in All Sizes
  • Come in a Variety of Colors
  • Will be Adjusted and Checked for a Proper Fit
  • Available in the Health Dept. - Top Floor/Town Hall, 8am-5pm, M-F
  • Cost

               - Bike and Multi-Sport $10.00

               - Ski Helmets             $25.00

  • For more information please contact us at (860) 285-1823 or 1824

Be Aware of Ticks!

As we move into Spring and Summer it is important to be aware that ticks are in abundance.  Here are some tips from the CT Dept. of Public Health to increase awareness and help prevent tick borne diseases.

 

Tick_bites_May_2.pdf

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Dunks Available in the Health Department

Don't let those pesky mosquitoes interrupt your summer fun . . . . . .

 

Mosquito dunks are available in the Windsor Health Department

Free of Charge

8am - 5pm

Monday through Friday

Each resident may get one package containing 6 dunks

(1 dunk will cover 25 - 100 sq ft)

Dunks are to be used in standing water ONLY

This may include bird baths, rain barrels, non-moving water in ponds, etc.

The dunks are not harmful to humans or animals and will last 30 days or longer

Complete directions for use are included on the package

 

 

 

2013 Connecticut Fish Advisory

With the fishing season beginning this Saturday, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters. DPH reminds anglers that some of the most popular species of fish have relatively little contamination and are safe to eat up to two times a week.

Please see attached for more information.

    Fish_Advisory_2013.pdf

Healthy Teeth for School Children

Children of all ages need strong and decay-free teeth in order for their bodies to be healthy. Windsor’s recent “Dinner on a Dime” event helped to send this and other health-related messages to parents and children.  Dr. David Bloom of Windsor supplied young participants with dental goodie bags that included toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss. Thank you, Dr. Bloom!

 

Information on dental care for schoolchildren in Windsor is available at the Windsor Public Schools website www.windsorct.org under “Department Services” / “Health Services” / “School Based Dental Services”. Click here to access the site directly.

Request for Qualified Vendors

Request for Qualified Vendors

 

The Windsor Health Department is now accepting vendors who would like to be placed on a qualified vendor list to perform property maintenance work such as landscaping and debris removal on selected properties within the Town of Windsor.  In order to be placed on the qualified vendor list, the prospective vendor must send their company information and proof of insurance to the Windsor Health Department and those who qualify will be notified and added to the list.  For further information call the Windsor Health Department at 860 285-1823. 

 

Please see the attached document for a detailed list of insurance requirements. 

 Qualified_Vendor_Requirements.pdf