Communicable Disease Control

A communicable (infectious) disease is one that can be passed directly or indirectly from person to person. Infectious disease is a constant threat to all people, regardless of age, sex, lifestyle, ethnic background or social status. Although modern advances have controlled some infectious diseases, new diseases continue to emerge. 


  • Lowell Health Department Public Health Nurses oversee and manage certain communicable disease cases by providing surveillance, case monitoring, and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT).
  • Additionally, the Lowell Health Department provides information to residents on the following:
  1. Colleen DaSilva

    Public Health Nurse Manager

  2. Public Health Division

    Physical Address
    341 Pine Street
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Phone: 978-674-4308
    Fax: 978-970-4011


    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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