Public Health Information
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)
Take the Community Health Equity Survey:
To improve the health of everyone in Massachusetts, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. The CHE survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences and priorities to help shape the future of our health. The Massachusetts DPH will use survey results to improve programs, make decisions about funding and resources, and support policies to improve health inequities. They will also share the results of the survey with partners across the state to support the important work they are doing to improve health in their communities.
The survey will be open from July 31st 2023 through early Fall 2023. Anyone aged 14 or older can take the survey. It takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified), Chinese traditional, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. The survey will also be available in ASL later this summer. Just click on the link above to get started!
All free Covid tests have been distributed and supplies are now exhausted. If the state provides more free tests we will again offer them to residents. At this time however we do not have any tests available. You can still order 8 free kits from COVID.GOV
The government allowed 4 free kits in the spring and 4 free in the fall. If you have not ordered your free kits you can order all 8 now using the above link.
Free in person COVID testing can be found at Walgreen's in Whitman as well as Walgreen's and CVS in Rockland. If you have health insurance the pharmacies will bill the insurance companies directly. If you do not have insurance, they will not charge for the test.
Please visit mass.gov for COVID updates.
For COVID-19 Cases, Quarantine and Monitoring in MA click here.
See up to date Covid Data using the Mass Covid Dashboard (link below)
See up to date Influenza Data using the Mass DPH Flu Dashboard (link below)
2023 Massachusetts Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Information (link below)
Looking for additional Data? Try the MASS Data Hub (link below)
Need Help? Call MASS Help Line (link below)
New National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Talk and Text Line: