Darien Health Department  

At this time the Health Office is available by appointment only. Please take a moment to review the website for information. If you still need assistance, we may be reached by phone or email. To schedule an appointment please call 203-656-7320.

Mission of the Health Department:  Prevent disease, by promoting a safe community and healthy environment to all residents and visitors, while upholding public health based regulations, which protect the quality of life.

Quarterly Report: October 2021

Preparing For & Responding to Emergencies, such as Flooding and Extended Power Outages - info can be found here.

What You Should Know About Radon Gas - Affordable Radon
January is National Radon Action Month!  The Health Department has distributed the first batch of free radon test kitsHopefully a second batch will be delivered the week of January 19th.  Please read the press release.

Be Prepared for Flu Season - Massachusetts General Hospital Giving To book an appointment, please call the Health Department.

COVID Vaccinations 

  • Vaccination rates are very high - almost 99% of eligible Darien residents have been fully vaccinated.

Upcoming COVID Clinics:

State Vaccine Portal

How Do I Get My Vaccination Certificate?

DPH FAQ on Isolation and Quarantine
CDC Guidance on Self-Test Kits
DPH Self-Test FAQ
CDC Recommends COVID Boosters for People with Certain Medical Conditions - What are those qualifying conditions?
CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
CDC Guidance for Families with Vaccinated & Unvaccinated Members

About Ticks and Lyme Disease | Lymedisease.org  Click here for information on submitting a tick for testing.

Community Calendar

Breaking News

  • Bi-Yearly Unintentional Drug Overdose Death Report: This report contains death data on unintentional drug overdoses from the CT SUDORS from 1/1-12/31/2020.  Here is the data dashboard on drug overdose deaths.
  • Summertime & Mosquitoes:  West Nile, EEE & ZIKA
  • Did you know you could get mercury poisoning from eating fish, including sushi? Click here to see how much and what types of fish you can eat safely.
  • Head Lice:  What Parents Need to Know / It's That Time of Year Again        
  • Need Immunization for Travel?  Click here  to find out where to go.
  • CDC  Health Advisories for International Travel


Phone: (203) 656-7320
For an emergency after hours: (203) 662-5300 or 911

Open Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.,
closed Fridays and Holidays

Advisory Board of Health

Staff Contact Information:

David A. Knauf, MPH, MS, RS
Director of Health

Mindy Chambrelli, RS

Cedric Goo
Environmental Health Specialist

Paula Sutliffe, MA, RN-BC, CHC
Public Health Nurse

Michelle L. Varrone
Office Administrator, Notary

Tim Kenefick, M.D.
Interim Medical Advisor
(203) 348-1117