Health Division

Municipal Inspections Department
The Health Division enforces local and State regulations
and bylaws that protect the health and safety of the citizens
and the environment. The Division issues licenses & permits
including, but not limited to:
The Division has other responsibilities including: 
  • Maintaining statistics
  • Setting up educational seminars
  • Conducting various health clinics
  • Establishing policies to protect the health and safety of the community
  • Developing regulations
  • Reviewing and approving variances related to same


Contact
Bruce G. Murphy, Health Director

1146 Route 28
South Yarmouth, MA  02664

Ph: (508) 398-2231 ext. 1240
Ph: (508) 398-2231 ext. 1241
Fx: (508) 760-3472

Hours


8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Inspector Office Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 am

* PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING  HEALTH DIVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

2015 FLU SHOT CLINIC
The Yarmouth Health Department will be sponsoring a 2016 Flu Shot Clinic on  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
When:  October 28, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where:  St. Pius X Parish Life Center, Barbara Street, South Yarmouth
What:  $35/shot or free with participating health insurance plan. Please bring insurance card and photo ID.
 

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES
  1. Remove standing water from around your home.  Drain unused flower pots, wading pools, buckets, barrels, wheel barrows and outdoor toys.  Check gutters and drains.  Change water in birth baths frequently.
  2. Keep mosquitoes out by repairing any holes in screens and make sure they are tightly attached.
  3. Use an insect repellant containing DEET and follow instructions product label.
  4. Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  5. Wear long pants, long sleeved shirts and socks during those hours.

SPRING 2014 - TICK INFORMATION
To read the latest advisory regarding deer ticks, which are carriers of Lyme Disease and other related tick borne illnesses, please click on this link:  Alert Advisory.

Recently a tick testing program has begun on Cape Cod and Nantucket, whereby ticks may be submitted to the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) for testing of Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis.  Up to 100 ticks per town community will be tested for FREE during the Spring/Summer/Fall of 2014.  Please click on the following links for more information on this program:
         Tick Testing Information Packet
         Free Tick Testing Brochure 

POTASSIUM IODIDE (KI) PILLS AVAILABLE
The Yarmouth Health Division Office continues to offer potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents.  The tablets are meant to counteract the effects of radiation, in case a problem occurs at the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth.  Two tablets are available per person.

To read more about potassium iodide (KI) tablets, please click on this link for the Center for Disease Control's website:  CDC Website - Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets.

To read the latest health advisory from CDC regarding the monitoring of radiation levels due to the incident with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, please click on this link: CDC Health Advisory - March 27, 2011.

2016 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS COLLECTION

2016 Household Hazardous Products Collections for Yarmouth residents and homeowners have been scheduled for Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, October 1 both from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Yarmouth Senior Center 528 Forest Rd. West Yarmouth. Please click here for detailed information.

Small businesses must first call the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to arrange to participate at a cost. Please contact Kalliope Erin Egloff at 508-375-6699 (weekdays), 800-319-2783 (voicemail  for nights and weekends), 774-487-8802 (cell) or . For the 2016 Small Business Response Form please click here. 
 
SOME ITEMS DO NOT NEED TO BE DISPOSED AT A HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS COLLECTION - Please be aware of disposal procedures for the following items.

Materials that ARE NOT accepted at hazardous waste collections:
 
Old latex paint should be dried out before being disposed of in household trash. If there is more than will dry out cat litter can be used for absorbing latex paint.

The Yarmouth Residential Drop-Off Area at 600 Forest Rd. will accept on a daily basis:

  • Motor oil (up to 2 gallons per person per day) - oil tank
  • Antifreeze - antifreeze tank
  • Batteries (dry cell, nickel cadmium) - please see gate house attendant
  • Fluorescent bulbs - please see gate house attendant
  • Empty aerosol cans - in the co-mingled roll-off.

Mercury containing devices are accepted at Household Hazardous Products Collections, but can also be recycled daily at the Residential Drop-Off Area - please see the gate house attendant.


Sun Safety Awareness
Sun Safety Awareness Tent
For 2012 the Barnstable County/MRC Sun Safety Program will be held: Thursday, July 5 at Seagull Beach.

CLICK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON PROPER MEDICATION DISPOSAL

COUNTY INFORMATION
                          
FEDERAL INFORMATION

YARMOUTH POLICE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SYRINGE DISPOSAL

The Yarmouth Police Department, located off of Higgins Crowell Road at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth has a permanent, secure drop off box for unwanted prescription medications. 

SWINE FLU (H1N1) Information

Please click here to learn more about the MRC

Please call or email Jean Roma, CCMRC Director, at 508-375-6641 or

United States citizenship is not required to be part of the MRC. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents also are welcome to volunteer and contribute their time, knowledge and skills to protecting and improving their communities. 


RABIES PROGRAM

     *  Link for: General Rabies Information and Safety Facts 
     *  Link for: FAQs - Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccination Project  
     *  Link for: Center for Disease Control - Information about Bats and Rabies

     *  Link for: Mass Wildlife: Homeowner's Guide to Bats 

     *  Link for: Rabies Vaccination Clinics Schedule for Massachusetts  

               and 2015 Schedule for Cape Rabies Vaccination Clinic Locations Only
     *  Link for: Fall 2015 Yarmouth Rabies Baiting Information and 
                     Information about the Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program.
                     Baiting is scheduled to begin September 21, 2015.

 


RESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (RUST) 0% LOAN PROGRAM
0% loan assistance is availalble for removal and replacement of residential underground storage tanks and fuel lines for home heating fuel.

For more information please contact:

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Ph.: 508-375-6908
Fax: 508-362-2603


Please click here to view the program flyer.