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  1. Wellness Wednesday - November 2023 Edition

    Hingham’s Wellness Wednesday, November edition, is now available. This month, we cast our spotlight National Diabetes Awareness month, introduce Make the Connection, a web-based resource supporting veterans, their families, and caregivers, and more! Read on...
  2. Support Group Resources

    The Hingham Health Department offers a listing of support group resources... Read on...
  3. Revision to Regulations Governing Residential Swimming Pools

    Effective February 16, 2023 the Board of Health unanimously voted to change the definition of a Swimming Pool in the Regulations Governing Residential Swimming Pools. The board voted to add or depth of two feet or more. The new definition will be... 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.


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.


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.


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.

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