The Melrose Health Department promotes the personal and environmental health of the community through education and policy development supported by enforceable regulations, and collaboration with other people and organizations.

Help make Melrose a healthier, safer place.

Sharps Disposal – All used and unused syringes in rigid containers can be dropped off during regular City Hall Hours. Monday -Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm.  The kiosk is located outside the Health Department on the ground floor of City Hall.

Medication Drop Box – Dispose of Old and Unused Medication. Clean out your medicine cabinet. Year round you can drop off expired/unused prescriptions or over the counter medication to our drop box, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The drop box is located at the Melrose Police Department, 54 West Foster St.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ruth Clay, MPH Director (781) 979-4130

Board Members

Name Title
Maurine Garipay, R.N. Member
Joseph DiPietro, Psy.D. Member
Frank Brinchiero, M.D. Member