Health Department

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    Health Department - The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) is able to connect you directly to clinical help, when and where you need it. Read on...
  2. Revised Recycling and Dumpster Requirements For Residents and Businesses

    The Board of Health revised the Recycling and Dumpster Requirements for Residents and Businesses within the Town of Hingham on January 4, 2023. Read on...
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    Free COVID-19 Treatments Available: A new telehealth service can tell you if the COVID-19 pill is right for you. The pills can be sent to your pharmacy or to your home — for free! Read on...
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    The Southeast Regional Office of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Drinking Water Program, is in receipt of plans and specifications for the reconfiguration of the public water supply delivery system and public... 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, Food Establishment Inspections, 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, and Local Emergency Planning. 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,  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 Health Department deals with many issues beyond what is listed. 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.