Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2018
For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201
City of Bridgeport Health Department Launches 24-Hour Public Health Emergency Hotline
Bridgeport, CT – Furthering their commitment to better serve the Bridgeport community, the City of Bridgeport Health Department has launched a 24-hour hotline for all public health emergencies. By contacting 203-332-3000, Bridgeport residents will be able to communicate their concerns through the appropriate channels in a timely manner.
“It was important for us to look at our current policies and procedures across the board to figure out ways we can improve how we serve the community,” said Health Director Maritza Bond. “One simple way was making sure that citizens had a reliable avenue to report public health concerns outside of regular business hours. Especially when waiting the next business day could be extended by a holiday or weekend, this hotline is an important resource.”
Another goal of this service is to relieve some of the burden from 911 operators and emergency personnel who have been fielding these after-hour phone calls in the past. By residents differentiating between what is a public health concern and what is a life-threatening emergency, they will reach health-related solutions more efficiently.
What is Public Health Emergency?