Health & Welfare

Contact Welfare Department

To apply for non-emergency, local welfare assistance, please fill out the Town of Chester’s Welfare Application Form and sign in all three (3) places in front of a Notary. 

Once an Application is completed, please bring it in with all supportive documentation requested. The Town of Chester Welfare Application Form can be found in the links to the left, or at the Town Municipal Complex, 84 Chester Street, Chester, NH 03036 in the front office or in the hallway by the Maps.

For referrals to other services offered in the State of NH, and in an emergency, you may either dial 211 or go to for referral information.

Health Department

The Town Health Officer, an appointed volunteer position, is governed by NH RSA 128, Town Health Officers.  According to this RSA, the Town Health Officer:

  • Shall enforce the public health laws and rules. 
  • Shall make such sanitary investigations as may be directed by the local board of health, or as may be required by the department of health and human services. 
  • May, upon reasonable information, personal knowledge or belief, in order to safeguard public health or to prevent pollution of any aquifer or body of water, enter upon private property, but not into any living quarters, to investigate and, if necessary, take appropriate action to prevent further pollution. 

His duties apply to issues that could impact public health only.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Darrell F. Quinn Health Officer (603) 887-3546
Joseph M. Hagan Selectmen's Liaison (603) 887-3636 Ext. 114
Janis Jalbert Welfare Director (603) 887-3636