The Board of Health is responsible for the protection and promotion of the public’s health, control of disease, protection of the environment, and promotion of sanitary living conditions. There are five elected members of the Board of Health who serve three-year terms. The Board is represented in its daily business activities by a full-time Health Director and an Assistant Health Director.
Under Massachusetts General Law and state and local regulations and policies, the Board of Health has the authority to adopt health regulations and address concerns about issues that affect the public’s health.
The Brewster Board of Health, and all Massachusetts’ boards of health, are required by state and local laws and regulations to perform many critical duties related to the protection of public health. To fulfill their duties, for example, the Board of Health:
The Health Department issues permits and licenses for, and conducts inspections of, the following:
The Health Departments issues permits and licenses for the following:
Health Related Information & Websites
|Barnstable County Vaccination Clinic Online Registration||Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force|
|Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps||Barnstable County Septic Management Loan Program|
|Public Health: State Anti-Smoking Efforts||CDC Vital Signs Website|
|My Repellent Finder: Insect Repellent Information||Mass In Motion|
|Barnstable County Bathing Beach Water Quality Page||Cape Cod Cooperative Extension|
|Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline||Coronavirus (COVID19) Information at Barnstable Health Dept.|
|Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2020 Dates||FREE ServeSafe Online Classes|
|Local Cape Cod Flu Vaccination Sites|
Board of Health meetings are generally conducted on the first and third Wednesdays of each month beginning at 7 pm. Meetings are held in one of the Town Office’s lower level meeting rooms. The public is welcome to attend. Please check the meeting calendar or call the Health Department office to confirm a meeting’s date and time.
Office Hours for Health Agents are Monday through Friday at 9:00 – 10:30 am. The Health Department hours will remain 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily. Individual appointments for all staff available upon request.
|Agendas & Minutes||Video Archive of Board of Health Meetings||Applications, Forms, Regulations, & Documents||Public Meeting Packets|
Amy von Hone, Health Director
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Phone 508-896-3701 X1120