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||Red Tide Information|
|Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps||Barnstable County Septic Management Loan Program|
|Public Health: State Anti-Smoking Efforts||CDC Vital Signs Website|
|Eastern Equine/Abrovirus & West Nile Virus Information||Mass In Motion|
|Barnstable County Bathing Beach Water Quality Page||Barnstable County Bathing Beach Water Quality Testing Results|
|The Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has a large selection of pamphlets available for download on the subjects of well water, septic systems, and other issues of interest.||Cape Cod Hoarding Task Force|
|My Repellent Finder: Insect Repellent Information|
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.
|Minutes of Meetings||Video Archive of Board of Health Meetings||Applications, Forms, Regulations, & Documents|
Nancy Ellis Ice, Health Director
2198 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631
Phone 508-896-3701 X1120