Town of Mansfield, MA

6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048 | (508) 261-7348
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Public Health

Amy Donovan-Palmer, Health Agent
Jane Doucette, Administrative Secretary
Mission Statement

The mission of the Mansfield Board of Health is to protect, preserve and improve the public health, environment and wellbeing of our citizens through the enforcement of federal, state and local statutes and regulations, education and promotion of sanitary living and working conditions, and protection of the environment from disease and pollution.

Goals and Objectives 

  • Enforce current legislation regulating public health and environmental health.*
  • Pass local regulations specific to health and environmental concerns to the town and residents of Mansfield.
  • Develop, maintain, and advocate for programs aimed at ensuring a safe environment, reducing known health risks, and applying known preventive health measures.
  • Encourage education and expansion of knowledge and expertise within the department and throughout the community.
  • Prepare an all hazards approach to local public health emergencies, working in conjunction with town departments.
  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of emerging topics in public health.

* Legislation includes: food protection, septic systems, grease trap maintenance, tobacco and nicotine sales, housing standards, lead paint, body art, wells, recreational day camps, family campgrounds, motels/hotels, public and semi-public pools, odor, plastic waste reduction and public health nuisances.

Town of Mansfield, 1st floor
6 Park Row, Mansfield MA 02048
Email: Contact us
Phone: (508) 261-7366
FAX: (508) 261-7343
Mon/Tue/Thu 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wed 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Board Member – Term:
Leah Gillespie, – Dec. 31, 2019
Kasia Frenette – Dec. 31, 2020
Michael Healey, Chairperson Dec. 31, 2020
John Chartier – Dec. 31, 2019
Antonia Blinn – Dec. 31, 2021

Public Health Nurse

The Public Health Nurse is available the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 3 to 4  pm at Mansfield Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting Room.  The Public Health Nurse will be available  for Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars on a walk in basis, and Immunizations by  appointment only.

  • Immunization appointment, call 508-261-7366
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar screening on the 2nd Tuesday from  1 to 2 pm at the COA.  Call 508-261-7368
  • Health Promotion Clinics: to include Blood Pressure, Total  Cholesterol, and Diabetic screening (Blood Sugar) will be held on  the following dates:  Use notices link below.

Follow the most current Public Health Nurse notices and schedules on EventKeeper

 Emergency Preparedness

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Make sure you and your family are ready.

Sign up for Mass. Alerts Smartphone App

Be Informed

Receiving advance warnings for severe weather, timely emergency alerts, and information during a disaster is critical to staying safe during an emergency. Every family should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts, including at least one with an audible alert to wake you in the middle of the night.

Make a Family Emergency Plan

It is critical that you create a family disaster plan to keep you and your family safe, protect your property, and build your community’s resilience.

Develop a plan with the members of your household to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. Be sure your plan addresses the special and/or medical needs for you and your family.

Build an Emergency Kit

Having an emergency supply kit is an essential component of personal and family preparedness Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your family for up to three days in the event you are isolated in your home without power during disaster.

First, think about essential items you will need for basic survival: water, food, warmth, clean air, and necessary medications, or medical equipment. Additionally, utilities and basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days or weeks. Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages. Make sure your emergency kit is customized to meet the unique needs of your family.

Get Involved

Build a more resilient community by getting involved and helping your community prepare for, respond to, and recover from the next disaster. There are many great opportunities to make important contributions including volunteering, donating, helping your neighbors, and being an active bystander.

Additional Resources can be found at the Department of Public Health website.

Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw Information

Mercury button batteries Disposing

Help the Environment and Mansfield Animal Shelter at the same time.  Keep mercury out of the environment by taking your used mercury button batteries to one of the locations below, and depositing them in the mercury recycling box. A shelter volunteer will periodically collect the batteries. Mansfield Animal Shelter can earn as much as $1,000 a year through this program, and the money will go towards veterinary expenses for shelter animals.

Mansfield Animal Shelter
Council on Aging
Hefez Jewelers
True Value Hardware, Mansfield
Rite-Aid, Mansfield
Town Hall (across from treasurer’s office)