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
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  1. WARNING - Mill River Water Advisory

    Very High Bacteria Count in Mill River at Rope Swing off Smith College Path - Unsafe for swimming or boating Read on...
  2. Free Choking Awareness Course

    In August, the Northampton Health Department and Cooley Dickinson Hospital are offering a Choking Awareness Course. This course will satisfy 105 CMR 590.001 State Food Code requirements. Read on...
  3. Expanded Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product Regulations Adopted

    At its March 20, 2014 meeting, the Northampton Board of Health adopted expanded Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Product regulations. The regulations went into effect June 1, 2014.Changes include: Read on....
  4. Norovirus (often called the stomach flu) Is On The Rise

    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Read on...
  5. Measles

    Measles is a disease caused by a virus Read on...
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