Health Department

Our Mission

The mission of the Gloucester Health Department is to promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury, and disability in the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Public Health - Prevent, Promote, Protect

Department Responsibilities

Employing a comprehensive range of tools and a dedicated team of individuals, Gloucester’s public health protection team is positioned to provide the City’s residents with effective and extensive services. The Gloucester Board of Health consists of knowledgeable citizen-volunteers.

The Gloucester Health Department has a staff of committed professionals from a wide array of disciplines. As statewide leaders, the Gloucester Board of Health and Health Department have spearheaded issues such as:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Health Resources in Action have partnered to provide the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.

The Helpline offers free confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems. They provide personalized phone services in any language from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday through Sunday.

Please see their website at Helpline or call the hotline directly at (800) 327-5050.

Bathing Beaches Information

The Gloucester Health Department acts to protect the public from diseases associated with pathogenic agents and hazardous chemicals at public swimming areas. To view more information on Gloucester's Bathing Beaches, including Good Harbor Beach Creek please visit, Beach Testing Results.

To view the complete Good Harbor Beach Creek report, please visit: Good Harbor Creek Report and supporting memo.