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
Tina Delport
Administrative Clerk
Matthew Brattoli
Sanitarian
Gregg Donato
Code Inspector
Michael Rotondaro
Sanitarian

September is Suicide Prevention Month

 

 

Senior Health Fair and Flu Shots Thursday October 5th, 2017

Date: October 5th, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT 06095

 

Description:

Senior Health Fair & Flu Shots 

 

Come and enjoy the Senior Health Fair on Thursday October 5th, 2017 at the LP Wilson Community Center. There will be over 30 vendors offering free screenings and give-aways.

 

The Windsor Health Department will be offering Flu Shots to adults age 50 and over and  disabled adults age 18 and over.  

 

Please bring your Medicare card and any other health insurance card(s) with you. 

Without accepted insurance the cost is:

  • Flu shot $30   

 

Accepted Insurances:

  • Medicare Part B
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • ConnectiCare
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care

 

The Flu Shot consent form is available to download here if you want to complete it and bring it with you to the Health Fair.

 

For more information contact us at (860) 285-1824

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!

Summer is here and Windsor Health Department and Voices Against Lyme Disease CT want to remind you that ticks are in abundance this year so please take precautions, use repellent and do your tick checks. 

 

Here are some great tips from the CT Dept. of Public Health to increase awareness and help prevent tick borne diseases. (See link below)

 

If you find a tick on you, carefully remove it with fine tipped tweezers and wash the area with warm soap and water.  Place the tick in a container and bring it to the Windsor Health Dept. - top floor of the Windsor Town Hall - and we will take it to the CT Agriculture Station for identification and possible testing.  For more information call Sharon @ (860) 285-1824.   

Also visit www.valdct.org       

 

Lyme_Disease_PR_6-30-17.pdf

 

 LYME_DISEASE__2017Rash.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

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the FDA Food Code

FDA Food Code FAQ

 

1. What are the 5 approved certified food protection manager organizations?

     

  • 360 Training  http://.learn2serve.com food-manager-certification/Customer Support (877) 881-2235
  • Above Training/StateFoodSafety.com https://statefoodsafety.com Customer Support (801) 494-1416
  • Environmental health Testing (National Registry of Food Safety Professionals) http://www.nrfsp.com Customer Service (800) 446-0257
  • Prometric, Inc. http://wwwprometric.com Customer Support(877) 725-3708 

 

 

2. Will my inspection be any different?

  • The only significant difference in the inspection itself will be the paper work.  The Connecticut Food Protection program will design a new inspection form for the implementation of the FDA Food Code.

 

 

3. Will I be inspected the same number of times as before under the Connecticut food code?

  • The FDA Food code requires that every food establishment be inspected at least once every six months.  The Director of Health shall prioritize, and conduct more frequent inspections based upon his assessment of a food establishment's history of compliance with the code and the establishments potential as a vector of foodborne illness by evaluating factors such as: past performance for noncompliance with code, for numerous or repeated violations, for complaints, hazards associated with particular food items, types of operations, number of people served, and/or whether the population served ia s HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE POPULATION. 

 

 

4. Are my fees going to increase for my license?

  • The Windsor Health Department will maintain the current fee schedule which was adopted by the town council, until such time that changes are approved by the council.  

 

5. Where can I find a copy of the new FDA food code?

  • You may click on the link below to access the FDA Food Code.
  • www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulations/RetailFood Protection/FoodCode/ucm374275.htm  

 

6. What are the new temperature requirements?

  • Beginning on October 1, 2017 the maximum allowable cold holding temperature for potentially hazardous foods is 41 degrees Fahrenheit (formerly 45 degrees Fahrenheit), and the minimal allowable hot holding temperature for potentially hazardous foods is 135 degrees Fahrenheit (formerly 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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