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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Health Board
Board Members
Andrew Petty
Director of Public Health

Mary Alley Municipal Building
7 Widger Road
Marblehead, MA  01945

Ph: 781-631-0212
Fax: 781-639-3064

Hours of Operation
Monday-Tuesday- Thursday
8 AM - 5 PM
8 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 12:30 PM
Michelle B. Gottlieb (Chair)
Dr. Todd Belf-Becker
Helaine Hazlett 

Mass. Department of Public Health News & Updates 

The Marblehead Board Of Health has adopted the American Lung Association 10 Tips To Protect Yourself From Unhealthy Air

Drinking Water Information
The Marblehead Public Schools' website contains information about the recent school water testing.  Please click here to be directed to the webpage.

Opioid Addiction and Substance Abuse Resources

The Board of Health has developed a webpage with useful links to resources and information on opioid addiction, treatment, and other assistance.  Please click here to be directed to this webpage

Beach Closures

A Public Health Notice will be posted on this website's Homepage when it becomes necessary to close public beaches because they have failed to meet the minimum standards for bathing beaches.  Bathing Beach Results

Mosquito and Tick Information
Mosquitoes and ticks are more than pests. They can carry diseases which can you make very sick. The good news is that there are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick bites, and the illnesses they can cause.

Mosquito and Tick Information

MA Department of Public Health video on Infectious Diseases

Mosquito Facts

Mosquito Repellents

Mosquito and Tick Precautions - Video

West Nile Virus Information

Zika Virus Information - MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Zika Virus Information - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exterior Paint Removal
The Board of Health has adopted rules and regulations with regard to exterior paint removal and abrasive blasting. A permit may also be required under SECTION III - PERMITS of the regulations. To obtain a permit an Application for Permit to Engage in Exterior Paint Removal must be submitted to the Board of Health.


When We Meet
The Board of Health meets at the Mary Alley Municipal Building once per month with additional meetings scheduled as needed. For a schedule of duly posted meetings call the Board of Health Office.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Board of Health needs volunteers for data entry and nurse and clerical volunteers to help during immunization clinics. Please contact the Board of Health office for more information.

Tips for Buying, Storing and Preparing Fresh Produce
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a publication on Advise to Consumers to Reduce Risk of Foodborne Illness from Fresh Produce. The publication offers tips on buying, storing and preparation of fresh produce.

Organic Pest Management (OPM)
The Marblehead Board of Health, under authority granted by Massachusetts General Laws, formed an Organic Pest Management Advisory Committee to develop Organic Pest Management Regulations pertaining to the use of pesticides in Marblehead.

Organic Pest Management is a problem-solving strategy that prioritizes a natural, organic approach to turf grass and landscape management without the use of toxic pesticides. It mandates the use of natural, organic cultural practices that promote healthy soil and plant life as a preventative measure against the onset of turf and landscape pest problems.

What We Do
The Board of Health 
  • Provides state-supplied vaccine to physicians in town 
  • Plans, organizes and operates immunization clinics (i.e. Flu) 
  • Administers immunizations by appointment in accordance with MDPH guidelines. 
  • Provides blood pressure screenings 
  • Conducts communicable disease investigation and surveillance 
  • Performs inspection of food establishments, camps, and massage establishments 
  • Housing inspections at tenant's request 
  • Lead paint inspection for rental property only 
  • Enforces smoking regulations and tattoo and body art regulations 
  • Offers health education, information and referrals 
  • Participates in emergency planning and bioterrorism preparedness

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