Environmental Health Services

Contemporary environmental health services by promoting and protecting public health and safety through collaboration innovation and strategic standard enforcement.

Food Handlers' Certificate

Food handlers or food vendors medical is done solely at the sub metros. All six (6) sub metros have laboratories with qualified laboratory technicians assigned to them

Note:This process takes two (2) weeks to complete and only medically fit clients will be issued with the food handler’s card.

Hospitality Premises

  • Standard enforcement
  • Safety
  • Health impact
  • Sanitation
  • Pest control
  • Environmental and health impact control

Industrial premises

  • Standard and environmental monitoring
  • Prevent and control pollution
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring control

  • Noise nuisance
  • Smoke nuisance
  • Dust nuisance

Complaint of noise nuisance should be made at the Metro Public Health Department.

A letter indicating the area, the address and signature of the affected persons should be added as a supporting document.

Destruction of Unwholesome Items

Application letter addressed to the Director (Metro Public Health Department) specifying the item to be destroyed and quantity.

Suitability Health Certificates

Client should go to the Metro Public Health Department at Adjabeng.

The Department is in the same compound as Pharmacy Council and Medical and Dental Council.

Disinfection & Disinfestation

Application letter addressed to the Director (Metro Public Health Department)

Grave Space Acquisition

All burials in the Accra Metropolis must first pass through this department, after obtaining burial permit from Births and Deaths Department. Whether at a public, private or a family cemetary.

To obtain a grave space you will need the medical cause of death from an approved health institution.

Cremation Of Corpse

One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director
  • Cause of death
  • Embalmment Certificate (specifying the chemical used)
  • Proof of membership of cremation society (if a Ghanaian)
  • Photocopy of passport (if a foreign national)
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.

Note: this is done in a day

Exportation of Human Ash, Human Body (Whole Or Parts)

One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director (Metro Public Health Department)
  • Cause of death (communicable diseases will not be exported)
  • Embalmment Certificate (specifying the chemical used)
  • Proof of membership of cremation society (if a Ghanaian)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.

Note: this is done in a day

Exhumation

One would need;

  • Application letter addressed to the Director (Metro Public Health Department)
  • Court order (From a Higher Court)
  • Copy of burial permit
  • Death certificate
  • Cause of death
  • Identification of the disease person
  • Identification of grave or burial place
  • Payment is made through the approved payment systems in accordance with the gazetted fee.

Pauper Burial / Unclaimed Bodies

One would need;

  • Police (Coroner’s certificate from court)
  • Letter from Police or verbal complain to the Director

Note: All pauper cases should be reported to the police.


Mass Burial

Application letter addressed to the Director (Metro Public Health Department)