UNCAS Health District

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Welcome to the UNCAS Health District your local health department. The Uncas Health District is an unaffiliated, unincorporated non-profit agency operating under Connecticut General Statutes. The agency’s mission is to promote and protect the public’s health in order to prevent illness, death and disability among its residents.  The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 non-compensated members appointed by each of the member municipalities. The number of Board Members is based upon the municipality's population with one board member for every 10,000 population or part thereof. They represent the needs and interests of their member municipalities, serving staggered 3-year terms and can be reappointed.

UHD now serves as the local health department for ten municipalities in Eastern Connecticut: Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown, Connecticut. The services provided by the UHD include environmental health inspections, health education, public health preparedness planning, and public health nursing.

This website has valuable information on topics ranging from Public Health Alerts, Business Forms & Licensing, to Health Resources. We continue to add new information.  Your feedback is helpful to us as we continue to provide appropriate resources and services.

We hope you find our site helpful. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Flu Clinic Announcement

The Uncas Health District will be hosting several flu clinics at their office location for 6 months of age and up. September - December

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

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Apr 23

Quit Smoking!

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
May 07

Join Tobacco-Free LLHD Session 2

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Sep 10

Quit Smoking!

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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The next Medical Aid Station Team training will be held on Sunday, May 19th in Scotland, CT. Training includes orientation, First Aid and CPR.

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Today, CDC releases a new Vital Signs report showing that more than 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections in the United States in 2017—and nearly 20,000 died. The new data reflect rates for all Staphylococcus aureus infections: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

According to electronic health record data from more than 400 acute care hospitals and population-based surveillance data from CDC’s Emerging Infections Program, MRSA bloodstream infections in healthcare settings decreased nationally by approximately 17 percent each year between 2005 and 2012. These reductions have recently started to stall, causing concern.

Staph is a type of germ often found on human skin and on surfaces and objects that touch the skin. While the germ does not always harm people, it can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections, which can lead to sepsis or death.

The risk for serious staph infection is greatest when people stay in healthcare facilities or have surgery, when medical devices are placed in their body, when they inject drugs, or when they come into close contact with someone who has staph. To reduce the spread of staph in the community, everyone should keep their hands clean, cover wounds, and avoid sharing items that contact skin, like towels, razors, and needles to prevent the spread of staph.

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Main Location
Campbell Building
401 W. Thames Street, Suite 106
Norwich, CT 06360

Office Location
Park in the back of the Campbell Building
Enter through Credit Union entrance

Campbell Building Directions

Contact Us
Our main office is available Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for all of the residents in our district.

p 860-823-1189
f 860-887-7898
e doh@uncashd.org

For Contact Information & Directions For All Locations

Norwich (main location), Jewett City, Lebanon, and Montville