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.
Any residents who want to exclude their property from public area-wide application of pesticides, such as mosquito spraying, must submit a certified letter to the City Clerk no later than March 1, 2016. Exclusions are valid until March 31, 2017. Exclusion requests must be renewed each year.
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.
For more information, please contact MRC Coordinator Liisa Jackson at 774-278-0059 or the Peabody Health Department at 978-538-5926.
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
Chairman Bernard Horowitz Email
Stephen Kalivas, R.Ph, Email
Dr. Leigh Ann Mansberger Email
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.
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.