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
  • Sharps Disposal Program
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  2. Current Events
  1. Flu Vaccine Clinic

    The Northampton Health Department will offer a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Friday, October 9 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Northampton Senior Center. The vaccine is free of charge. Please bring your insurance cards. Read on...
  2. Farm Animal Risk of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) Higher in Mosquito Season

    Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a Mosquito borne viral disease of all equine species. EEE is a highly fatal, yet preventable (by vaccination) neurological disease in horses. Emu and ostriches are also highly susceptible to infection with EEE. Read on...
  3. Mosquito & Disease Public Service Announcement

    What you need to know about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes: West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are serious diseases caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Read on...
  4. Measles: It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate!

    As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread throughout the United States, the Northampton Health Department is deeply concerned for those who are at risk because they have not been vaccinated. Read on...
  5. Northampton Health Department receives $550,000 grant to address Opioid Abuse in Hampshire County

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bureau of Substance Abuse (BSAS) has awarded the City with a $550,000 grant to address opioid misuse, overdoses and addiction. Read on...
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