Fairfield Health Department - Public Health Nursing 100 Mona Ter, Fairfield, CT06824 This Public Health Nursing location is affiliated with the Fairfield Health Department. It is in a portable…More building behind the Fairfield Senior Center. Its services include promotional home-health visits and events, and the administration of medical services in public schools.
The mission of the Health Department is to protect and improve the physical, mental and environmental health of the…More town and its residents by providing oversight and direct services.
The department provides nursing services to all public and private schools at 29 school health rooms that serve more than 12,700 students. School-based services account for more than 70 percent of the department's budget.
In addition to conducting all state-mandated screenings of school-age children, the Health Department provides dental hygienic and dentist care, physicals and immunizations to under- or uninsured children through its Dental Program and Well Child Clinic.
The Health Department licenses and inspects more than 410 food-service establishments, food stores, temporary vendors, nursing homes, barber shops, beauty and nail salons, schools, public pools, hotels, motels and rooming houses.
The Health Department is also responsible for issuing all permits related to the installation, repair and upgrading of septic systems for nearly 3,000 homes in town that are served by those systems.
The Health Department also signs off on and conducts inspections related to building permit applications and certificates of occupancy for construction or renovation activity at homes on septic systems, food establishments, schools, daycare centers and nursery schools, and inspects demolitions of residential and commercial properties.
Local regulations require the Health Department to conduct inspections and issue certificates of rental occupancy for about 5,000 rental units in town when those units have a change in tenants.
The Health Department is headed by an appointed state-qualified director who directly oversees or contracts with licensed nurses, sanitarians, dental hygienists, physicians, dentists and dieticians who provide services to enforce public health codes.
The Health Department's budget in 2009-10 is $3 million.
The Health Department is located on the first floor of the Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.