Department of Health Office, Room 109
Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road
Phone: 203 656-7320
Fax: 203 656-7486
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed

A Message From David Knauf, Director of Health

Welcome to the Town of Darien Health Department website.  It is our intention to use this space to provide you with up-to-the minute health information as well as provide conveniently available application forms for your use.  Please e-mail me if you have any questions or coments.  Good Health to you!


Mission Statement

  • To assure a safe community and healthy environment to all residents and visitors.
  • To uphold public health based environmental regulations and offer personal health services to the community.
  • To promote healthy lifestyles through preventative education initiatives.


What Does The Health Department Do?

2014 - April Health Department Quarterly Report to the Selectmen


Staff Contact Information:

  • David A. Knauf, MPH, MS, RS
    Director of Health
  • Mindy Chambrelli
  • Stephen Brueski
  • Molly Larson
    Public Health Nurse 
  • Elaine Kilbourn
    Office Administrator
  • Caleb Moore, M.D.
    Medical Advisor



Fee Schedule, Applications & Regulations: Click here 

Breaking News



Preparing for Emergencies

Health & Medical Annex to the Darien Emergency Operations Plan

The Health Department will have flu vaccine available in the fall, please check back in September and make an appointment.    

Schedule online now


CDC:  Vaccine Q & A

CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Need Immunization for Travel?  Click here to find where to go


Food Protection Program

       Restaurant Inspection Ratings Available on-line!
Search for an establishment RATING

Food Safety Information

Indoor Air Quality


Public Beaches 

Final Report on Beach Water Test Results in Darien 2013Final Report on     Beach  Water Test Results in Darien 2013

  For updates on Weed and Peartree Point Beach openings and closings call the

  Recreational Hotline at 203-656-7323 


Lyme Disease
          Awareness & Prevention

 FREE - Tick Removal Kits Available at the Darien Health Dept. office in Town Hall

Pool Safety (includes Condo Assoc. & Private Clubs)


Private Wells

               Private Wells Should be Tested for Arsenic and Uranium


Recreational Shellfishing in Darien 

The CT Bureau of Aquaculture is reminding recreational shellfish harvesters to bring a cooler with ice to the shore, and promptly place harvested shellfish on ice.  Please visit  and click on the link titled "Recreational Shellfish Harvesting and Vibrio" in red for additional recommendations.


Go to Fee Schedule, Applications & Regulations for Shellfish Application   


Septic Systems

If your home has a septic system, all the wastewater from your home is being discharged into the ground on your property.  A properly installed and maintained septic system should give you many years of service but there are some things homeowners need to be aware of in order to maximize the useful length of time such systems work.  Costs of repairs and replacement systems can be well into the five figure range, so a little preventative maintenance can go a long way.  


Useful Links


General Information - FAQ


Advisories and Recalls

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Safety & Inspection Service
This page contains summary of data on active recall cases.  After a recall is completed, it will be removed from this listing but will be included in the Recall Case Archive.

    FSIS (Food recalls and advisories)
FSIS Archives

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Recalls)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. Use the links below to the CPSC website where you can find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts, report a product, or search past recalls dating back as far as 1973.

     CPSC's Recalls and Product Safety News Homepage (includes recalls for all products current and past months/years)
Infant/Child Product Recalls (not including toys)
    Toy Hazard Recalls