Public Health

The Department of Public Health is responsible for permitting and inspecting entities to ensure compliance with local Board of Health Regulations and State Sanitary Codes and Environmental Codes.  Areas of responsibility include:
  • Air Pollution
  • Bathing Beaches
  • Beavers and Muskrats
  • Body Art
  • Disease Prevention and Surveillance
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Food Establishments
  • Funeral Directors
  • Housing
  • Mosquito Control
  • Motels
  • Nuisances
  • Noisome and Noxious Trades (Piggeries, Slaughterhouses)
  • Pesticides
  • Private Water Supply Wells
  • Public and Semi-Public Pools
  • Recreational Camps For Children
  • Septic Systems, Septage and Sludge
  • Smoking and Tobacco
  • Tanning Facilities

The Department of Public Health carries out the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Health conferred or imposed by law.   Public Health Overview

 

  1. Wellness Clinic at Caroline Avenue Cancelled

    The Wellness Clinic offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 Caroline Avenue has been cancelled until further notice due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. Dental Program Polished Cancelled

    The Preventative Dental Program Polished which was scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd at the Ipswich Town Hall has been cancelled until further notice due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  3. When and How to Wash Your Hands

    Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Read on...
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