Health Department

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is a coalition of 7 municipalities (Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and the City of Worcester) working cooperatively to create and sustain a viable, cost-effective, and labor-efficient regional public health district.

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance logo

Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) Logo representing shared public health services
The regional health district provides a comprehensive array of services to partner municipalities through a single organization managed by the Worcester's Division of Public Health. The inspiration to develop a regional alliance arose from the considerable disparity in size, available resources, and kinds and types of resources offered by each municipality.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Button batteries* (please place them in a small container or in a baggie)
    *Button-cell batteries are no longer manufactured with Mercury.

    The Health Department will continue to collect button-cell batteries until December 31, 2020.

  • Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats

  • Sharps** (diabetic needles, epiPens, lancets - Shrewsbury residents only)
    ** must be in a tightly sealed puncture-proof container.
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