Welcome to the City of Lowell Health Department. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Lowell through effective public health strategies and the promotion of health equity.

Our vision is a healthy, thriving community for all.


We fulfill our mission through a wide range of public health programs. 

  • Communicable Disease Control and Management
  • Immunizations for individuals and through vaccine clinics
  • Health education and dissemination on various health topics
  • School health for all students enrolled in the Lowell Public Schools
  • Substance Abuse and Prevention efforts and resource dissemination
  • Tobacco Control through compliance checks and enforcement
  • Emergency Preparedness planning and services
  • Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medication and Sharps (Needles)
  • Permits including Tobacco, Body Art, and Massage
  • Contract management of the City’s Ambulance Provider, Trinity EMS

If you are looking for services related to the following, please call Development Services at 978-674-4145.

  • Food Establishment Permits, Inspections, and Concerns
  • Dumpster Permits and Concerns
  • Marijuana Regulations
  • Heating and Cooling Concerns
  • Apartment Inspections and Landlord Concerns

If you are looking to make a vaccine appointment, please visit the Lowell Vaccine Clinic page.

Lowell is a member of the Northwest Public Health Coalition (N.West), comprising the Health Departments of Acton, Dracut, Lowell, and Westford. The purpose of N.West is to strengthen and promote public health across its participating communities.

N.West meetings are generally held once a month via Zoom. All meetings are open to the public. Monthly meeting agendas will be posted 48 hours in advance of N.West meetings on the N.West website ( For additional information please reach out to the Health Department.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering Commonwealth residents an opportunity to shape the future health of their communities through a statewide survey aimed at collecting input on the challenges their communities face and where resources should be directed. If you are interested, the 2023 Community Health Equity Survey can be found here.

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