Health Department

  1. Health Department: Preventing Fall Illness

    The Hingham Health Department would like to share this letter to Massachusetts families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American... Read on...
  2. Mt. Blue Spring at Wompatuck State Park

    The Southeast Regional Office of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Drinking Water Program, is in receipt of plans and specifications for the reconfiguration of the public water supply delivery system and public... Read on...
  3. Hingham Encourages Residents to Get Annual Flu Vaccine

    The Town of Hingham and the Hingham Health Department would like to encourage residents to get the annual flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot every year with rare exceptions. Different influenza vaccines are approved for Read on...
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What Do We Do?

The Board of Health is a municipal agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of the public health within the community. In order to achieve public health, the Board of Health is involved in many aspects of the community including prevention, planning, and enforcement.


As agents of the Board of Health, the Hingham Health Department provides prevention to the community through Adult Immunization Programs, Food Establishment Inspections, Bathing Beach Water Quality Testing, Communicable Disease Surveillance, and Tobacco Control.


The Board of Health develops procedures from which safeguards are instituted by regulation, to protect the public and environment from potential hazards. Planning and regulation development includes such activities as permitting for Septic System Installations, Private Well Construction Permits, Building Permits, Rabies Investigation, and Local Emergency Planning. We are dedicated to bringing the community the best services available by collaborating with other town agencies.


Code enforcement plays an important public health role. Health Department investigations into Housing Complaints, Food Establishment Inspections, Tanning Salons, Camp Inspections,  Nuisance Complaints, Tobacco Law Enforcement and Hazardous Material matters all make a "public health" difference on the services and products you receive as a consumer.

Contact Us

The Hingham Health Department deals with many issues beyond what is listed in this brochure. If you have a question or want to know more about us, please give us a call at 781-741-1466, or stop by our office in the Town Hall.