|Amy Donovan-Palmer, Health Agent
Jane Doucette, Administrative Secretary
|The Board of Health is charged with protecting the public from “noxious influences affecting life and health,” unhealthy personal behavior, communicable disease, poor housing, and other unsanitary and unsafe conditions. The Board’s authority to protect the public is derived from specific acts of the legislature and a shared responsibility with various state departments through the Code of Massachusetts Regulations. The Board of Health is also granted the authority to adopt reasonable health regulations, and is the legislative body for this purpose.
The Health Department consists of a health agent, secretary and nursing service directly responsible to it and under its direction and control. The health agent is the Board of Health liaison, administrator, inspector and enforcement officer in a variety of areas. These areas include housing, food establishments, septic systems, tobacco control, public and semi-public swimming pools, lead poisoning, body art establishments, recreational day camps, air pollution, water pollution, and nuisances among others. Read more…
|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:
Mike McClean, Chairperson – Dec. 31, 2018
Kasia Frenette – Dec. 31, 2020
Michael Healey- Dec. 31, 2020
Nancy Wall – Dec. 31, 2019
John Chartier – Dec. 31, 2019
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.
Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Make sure you and your family are ready.
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.
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.
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.
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
- What I Need to Know About the New Plastic Waste Reduction Bylaw?
- Plastic Reduction Bylaw
- Retailer Letter
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
True Value Hardware, Mansfield
Town Hall (across from treasurer’s office)