The Health Department accepts ticks at our office, which we send for testing to the State of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. They will test the tick to see if it carries the spirochetes that cause Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis.
Please note: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station only tests engorged deer ticks.
Ticks should be brought in alive (if possible) in a zip lock bag (not in sealed containers, Vaseline, oil or other substances) to the Health Department Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a processing fee.
Emergency Phone: 203-261-3665 (Public Health Emergencies)
Hours Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Closed for legal holidays
Health Department sign-offs for Building Certificate of Occupancies and Construction Permits, Septic System Plan Reviews and B-100A's require ADVANCE APPOINTMENT with the Health Department. Sanitarians are in the field and NOT available in the office for drop-in sign-offs. To schedule an appointment with the Health Dept, call 203-452-1122 or 203-452-1033 and leave a message for a return call.