Board of Health

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  1. How to Protect Against Mosquito Bites

    Mosquitoes bite during the day and night. They live indoors and outdoors. Protect your family from mosquito bites. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, and take steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors. Read on...
  2. Local Recreation Camps: FAQs for Parents and Guardians

    Before you send your children to camp this summer, please check that the camp has been licensed. For a full list of licensed camps in Hingham call Kathy Crowley PHN @ 781-741-1466 ! Read on...
  3. Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw

    Effective November 1, 2019 the town has voted to reduce the common use of plastic check bags and promote the use of reusable bags. This new by law will be enforced by the Health Department. No Store in Hingham shall provide to any customer... Read on...
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What Do We Do?


The Board of Health is a municipal agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of the public health within the community. In order to achieve public health, the Board of Health is involved in many aspects of the community including prevention, planning, and enforcement.

Prevention


As agents of the Board of Health, the Hingham Health Department provides prevention to the community through Adult Immunization Programs, Domestic Abuse Resource and Referrals for victims, Food Establishment Inspections, Health Screenings for all residents, Bathing Beach Water Quality Testing, Communicable Disease Surveillance, and Tobacco Control.

Planning


The Board of Health develops procedures from which safeguards are instituted by regulation, to protect the public and environment from potential hazards. Planning and regulation development includes such activities as permitting for Septic System Installations, Private Well Construction Permits, Building Permits, Rabies Investigation, Local Emergency Planning, and Right-To-Know programs. We are dedicated to bringing the community the best services available by collaborating with other town agencies.

Enforcement


Code enforcement plays an important public health role. Health Department investigations into Housing Complaints, Food Establishment Inspections, Tanning Salons, Camp Inspections, Group Daycare Inspections, Nuisance Complaints, Tobacco Law Enforcement and Hazardous Material matters all make a "public health" difference on the services and products you receive as a consumer.

Contact Us


The Hingham Board of Health deals with many issues beyond what is listed in this brochure. If you have a question or want to know more about us, please give us a call at 781-741-1466, or stop by our office in the Town Hall.

Board Members

  • Peter Bickford - Member
  • Kirk Shilts D.C - Member
  • Elizabeth Eldredge, M.D.- Chairwoman