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
Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Smoke Free Sign Design Contest! 

  • Gabby Adorno of JFK Middle School
  • Phoebe Gelbard of Northampton High School
  • Nancy Truehart of Smith Vocational School
These three students' artwork will be the basis for the no smoking signs used in the City of Northampton's park and recreation areas.
  1. In the News
  2. Current Events
  1. Free Professional Development Training for Food and Beverage Employees

    This includes ServSafe, TIPS, and many other courses for FSE safety and sanitation. Read on...
  2. 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...
  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...
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