The City of Northampton Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, environmental health inspection, public outreach, education, and empowerment.

The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting businesses that provide services to the public to ensure compliance with local, state and federal law.

  • Restaurants
  • Body Art Establishments
  • Tanning
  • Retail Food
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tobacco/Nicotine Delivery Retailers
  • Recreational Camps
Lyme Disease/Tick Project Survey

This summer the Northampton Health Department has been working on a project to monitor Lyme disease in the recreation areas of Northampton. Massachusetts Department of Public Health intern, Daniel Flynn has been gathering ticks from several locations in Northampton for testing by UMass Amherst.

Community education is an important aspect of the Health Department mission and a crucial component in disease prevention. With that mission in mind, a survey has been developed to  assess knowledge of ticks and Lyme disease.  Thank you for your help with this important project.

Access the Tick Survey here.

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