Health Department

The Peabody Department of Health and Human Services promotes the health and well-being of residents of (and visitors to) Peabody through the provision of school health services, public immunization clinics, communicable disease follow-up, health education, and the permitting and inspection of facilities such as food establishments, swimming pools, tanning salons, and housing.

Notice - Pesticide Exclusion Information

Any residents who want to exclude their property from public area-wide application of pesticides, such as mosquito spraying, must submit the required form to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exclusions expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed each year to remain valid. For more information, call the Peabody Health Department at 978 538 5926. Request for Exclusion of Property from Mosquito Spraying

New Information

NOTICE: Public Hearing 02/22/18
Proposed changes to environmental smoke regulations
Proposed changes to body art regulations
Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites
Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Home and Yard
Keep Ticks Away From Your Yard
Remove Ticks Safely From Your Skin
Notice of Recall - Listeria
Listeria Information
Adoption of the FDA 2013 Food Code - Overview for Industry
Adoption of the FDA 2013 Food Code - Overview for Industry (SPANISH)
FDA Federal Food Code Training for Food Establishments
Proposed Amendments

Join the 1 Billion Steps Challenge

Billion Steps Challenge!
How to Join a Team
How to Enter Steps in Stridekick

Flu Information

Letter to Schools
Fact Sheet on Flu

Lead and Copper in Water Data for Peabody Public Schools

Peabody Test Results
Copper in Drinking Water FAQ
Lead in Drinking Water FAQ
Summary Results of Recent Lead and Copper Drinking Water Testing at Mass. Schools
Lead and Copper in School Drinking Water Sampling Results

Then click on LCCA Sampling Results (updated March 10, 2017) This spreadsheet is updated on a weekly basis.

Information about Preventing Rabies Exposure

Rabid fox identified in Peabody
Rabies Information from Mass.Gov

Massachusetts Prepared website

Medical Reserve Corps

The Peabody Board of Health is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The Medical Reserve Corps is made up of volunteers who assist in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies and to natural or manmade disasters. The MRC may also be called upon to help during the year with routine events such as Annual Flu Clinics, Health Fairs, or Public Health Outreach.

You can join by clicking on this link:

For more information, please contact MRC Coordinator Liisa Jackson at 774-278-0059 or the Peabody Health Department at 978-538-5926.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Students
Protecting Against Skin Infections: Tips for Students and Parents
Fact Sheet Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Information on MRSA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information on MRSA

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Director: Sharon Cameron   (978) 538-5920   Email
Sanitary Inspector: John Yale   (978) 538-5924   Email
Code Enforcement Inspector: William Pasquale   (978) 538-5923   Email
School Nurse Leader: Brenda Wolff   (978) 538-5930   Email
Public Health Nurse: Chassea Robinson   (978) 538-5931   Email
Clerk: Debora Osgood   (978) 538-5926   Email

Health Department Regulations

Health Department License/Permits

Board of Health Meetings & Public Hearings

Board of Health Members

Chairman Bernard Horowitz Email
Thomas J. Durkin III Email
Dr. Leigh Ann Mansberger Email

Inspector's Responsibilities

Conduct routine inspections of camps, food service establishments, massage establishments, mobile food operations, semi-public pools, skating rinks, and tanning facilities to ensure that sanitary and safe conditions exist.

Approve plans for new establishments, and authorize the issuing of licenses and permits for the above establishments.

Work with public health nurse to investigate reports of food-borne illnesses.

Enforce tobacco control regulations and smoke-free workplace regulations.

Investigate nuisance complaints and conduct follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with state and local regulations.
Inspect premises where animals are stabled.

Enforce the State Sanitary Code, Articles I through X.

Inspectors Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Monday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Public Health Nursing

School Nursing

The Peabody Department of Health and Human Services employs 11 school nurses and a school nurse leader, who provide full-time nursing coverage in each of the City's 10 schools. In addition to providing medical assessments and treatment to staff and students, the school nurses work closely with school personnel to promote safety and wellness in the school community.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Information about Ebola

Mosquito-Borne Illness

Preventing Tick-Borne Illness

Influenza (Flu) Information

Helpful Links and Information

National Public Health Information Coalition

General Information

Telephone: (978) 538-5926
Fax : (978) 538-5990
E-Mail :

Inspector's Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 10:00am
Mon - Thurs: 3:00pm - 4:00pm