Health Division

Farmers to Families Meal Boxes

When: October 24th and October 31st, 9am-1pm

Where: Cape Cod Community College, Lot 12

This program is available to all who need it, there is no paperwork or income eligibility. Each family receives a 32 lb. box of groceries which includes cheese, produce, milk and meats.  Click here for more information.

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!  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

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


8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Inspector Office Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 am



  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.


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.

To read the latest health advisory from CDC regarding the monitoring of radiation levels due to the incident with the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, please click on this link: CDC Health Advisory - March 27, 2011.


There are no Household Hazardous Waste collections scheduled at this time.
Small businesses must first call the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to arrange to participate at a cost. Please contact Kalliope Erin Chute at 508-375-6699 (weekdays), 800-319-2783 (voicemail  for nights and weekends), 774-487-8802 (cell) or

For the 2019 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
  • Antifreeze - antifreeze tank
  • 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.





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. 

  •  Become a member of the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC) and help your community prepare for emergencies and disasters. Are you...
    • a practicing, retired or otherwise employed medical professional such as a doctor, nurse or emergency medical technician?
    • a pharmacist, or nurses' assistant?
    • a public health professional?
    • a community member without medical training?

Please click here to learn more about the MRC

Please call or email Diana Gaumond CCMRC Director, at 508-375-6641 or
United States citizenship is not required to be part of the MRC. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents also are welcome to volunteer and contribute their time, knowledge and skills to protecting and improving their communities. 

* Link for Children:  Pre-K Coloring Sheets about Rabies School Activity Sheets about Rabies and the School Activity Sheets Answers.
* Link for: Rabies General Information and Safety Tips
* Link for: Mass Wildlife: Homeowner's Guide to Bats

* Link for: 2019 Schedule for Cape Cod Rabies Vaccination Clinics 
* Link for: Information about the Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program

Rabies vaccine baiting is scheduled to begin in Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne, and Barnstable on April 29 through May 6, 2019. To avoid contact with baits, remember to follow the pet leash laws during your visits to those communities.

     *  Link for: General Rabies Information and Safety Facts 
     *  Link for: FAQs - Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccination Project  
     *  Link for: Center for Disease Control - Information about Bats and Rabies

     *  Link for: Mass Wildlife: Homeowner's Guide to Bats 

     *  Link for: Rabies Vaccination Clinics Schedule for Massachusetts  

               and 2019 Schedule for Cape Rabies Vaccination Clinic Locations 
       *  Link for: Information about the Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program.
                     Baiting is scheduled to begin April 29 through May 6, 2019 in Sandwich, Bourne, Falmouth, and Barnstable.



0% loan assistance is availalble for removal and replacement of residential underground storage tanks and fuel lines for home heating fuel.

For more information please contact:

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Ph.: 508-375-6908
Fax: 508-362-2603

Please click here to view the program flyer.