Health Division

Covid vaccine timeline 1.13.21

New COVID-19 Test Sites are NOW OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS

Book an appointment in advance by calling the Community Testing Line at

(508)534-7103

*Anyone who arrives at a test site without an appointment will be turned away.*


Hours of operation for each site are:

Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis:

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-noon, beginning 12/19/20

Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Falmouth:

Tuesday and Wednesday only, 10am-2pm, beginning 12/15/20

Spanish and Portuguese translation services will be available on-site. Results are expected within 48-72 hours after testing.



Flu Clinic 2020

Due to Covid-19 and the difficulty with social distancing, the Board of Health has partnered with the Cape Cod Healthcare Pharmacy located in Cape Cod Hospital to provide flu shots this year.  Shots are available to patients 9 years and older, and there is no copay with insurance. Residents must call (508)957-8600 for an appointment.


When: 7am-7pm, Monday - Friday; 8am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday



Information on the Coronavirus Outbreak

For more information on the Coronavirus outbreak, please visit the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health website or call the MDPH 24/7 hotline at (617)983-6800. If you are concerned that you may be infected, contact your health provider immediately. Click here for a list of EPA registered antimicrobial products for use against the COVID-19 virus.

stop spread of germs


deer tickHave you been bitten by a tick? Send it off to be tested at the UMass Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology by visiting TickReport.com!  The cost to residents of the Cape and Islands is $15 to test for pathogens common to the species of tick, including pathogens that cause Lyme disease.

Rental Registration Program

All rentals must be registered yearly with the Yarmouth Health Department per local town bylaw, Chapter 108 - Occupancy of Buildings. This may be done by submitting the registration form and fee to the Health Department, or online at the Town of Yarmouth’s online permitting website. Please contact the Housing Inspector, Kevin Hook, at 508-398-2231 Ext. 1240 for further information.

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:


 
  

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.


 

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.





HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS:

2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collections for Yarmouth residents and homeowners have been scheduled for Saturday, July 16 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 Chute at 508-375-6699 (weekdays), 800-319-2783 (voicemail  for nights and weekends), 774-487-8802 (cell) or
kalliope@barnstablecounty.orgFor the 2022 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 - please see gatehouse attendant  
  • Antifreeze - antifreeze tank - please see gatehouse attendant
  • 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.

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. 


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