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To preserve, promote, and protect the health of all people in the City of Middletown through equitable prevention, partnerships, and education.


Current Air Quality in Middletown is Unhealthy - June 7, 2023

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Here are some cautionary statements from the EPA to help keep you safe. 

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For more information, please visit:

CT Department of Public Health Adoption of the 2022 FDA Food Code

The 2022 FDA Food Code became Connecticut's official food code for the regulation of retail food establishments on February 17, 2023.  

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A recording of the informational session webinar, presentation, and other resources can be found at the link below:

Changes to the Connecticut Food Code

Don't Throw Away Those iHealth COVID Antigen Rapid Tests!

The FDA has extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests from 12 months to 15 months. To look up the new expiration date by lot number, please visit:

If you need test kits, you can pick some up at the Health Department during regular business hours (Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). 

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests!


  Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 FREE at-home tests from Place your order today by visiting:      



Swimming Area Water Quality Monitoring

The Middletown Health Department conducts weekly water sampling at Crystal Lake beach areas in July and August.  Water samples are analyzed by the CT Department of Public Health Laboratory for the presence of indicator bacteria.  Indicator bacteria do not cause illness in humans, but may be a sign that disease-causing organisms are present.  Swimming areas may temporarily be closed if an elevated level of bacteria is detected.  


The water quality monitoring program for 2022 has ended.  

Tick-borne Diseases

Tick-borne diseases are those spread by the bite of an infected tick. These diseases can be caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses, although the diseases caused by bacteria are most common. Several tick species found in Connecticut can spread types of bacteria that can cause illness in humans, and infection with more than one is possible through one tick bite. The most effective way to avoid getting sick from tick-borne diseases is to prevent tick bites. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify tick-borne diseases spread by ticks in the state and those that might be travel-related. The Connecticut Department of Health conducts surveillance for the following tick-borne diseases:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Borrelia miyamotoi disease 
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Powassan virus disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever 
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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station offers tick testing to Connecticut's health departments and districts for engorged ticks that have been removed from people. If you or a family member finds an attached tick, after removal, you may bring the tick in a plastic bag or container to the health department. The health department will then review the required paperwork and send it to the Ag Station for definitive identification. You can also visit  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station website for more information on ticks and tick management and prevention. 

CAES Tick Management Handbook 

Birth Certificate Update

Starting July 1, 2021, an adopted person who is at least 18 years old, or the adopted person's adult child or grandchild may submit a request form to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate.

The application can be found here: Request Form for Copy of Original Birth Certificate of Adopted Person

Online Marriage Application

If you are being married in Middletown within the next 65 days, we encourage you to use the Online Marriage Application. This is an application only - you will not actually receive your marriage license until both parties appear in our office sometime before the marriage date.

Please call (860) 638-4963 or (860) 638-4964 to schedule an appointment. When you come to pick up your license, bring a current photo ID and cash or check for your payment. A license is $50 and a certified copy is $20. Applications for marriage licenses are processed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (please arrive no later than 4 p.m.).

Ongoing Health Programs

Senior Center Blood Pressure Screenings

Every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Middletown Senior Center. No appointment is necessary, No age or residency requirement, For more information call 860-638-4540. Sponsored by the Middletown Health Department.