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
  1. In the News
  2. Current Events
  1. 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...
  2. Questions Answered about Food Safety Issues During Power Outage

    A snowstorm knocked down the power lines, can I put the food from the refrigerator and freezer out in the snow? Some of my food in the freezer started to thaw or had thawed when the power came back on. Is the food safe? Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. The City of Northampton’s Public Health Nurse to begin office hours at the Senior Center

    Starting January 2015, the City of Northampton’s Public Health Nurse, Lisa Steinbock, RN, will be holding office hours at the Senior Center. Read on...
  5. In the News: Get the facts about Ebola

    The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Several imported cases, including one death, and two locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. Read on...
  6. Information on Enterovirus Respiratory Illness

    There has been a confirmed case in Massachusetts. Read on...
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