Our Mission

The mission of the Health Division is to promote and protect the public health including the physical, mental, emotional and social wellness of all people.

About the Division

The Health Division encompasses all phases of health administration, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, enforcement, inspection and pseudo ad judicatory proceedings. The Sanitarians supervise the inspection and public health education programs in matters dealing with the State Sanitary Code and the State Environmental Code. The Public Health Nurse is primarily responsible for all medical clinical administrative matters. The Director of Public Health assumes primary responsibility for coordination among the various boards in permit granting and proper land use, specifically in the area of environmental protection issues (i.e. septic system design, wetlands pollution, water quality protection). The Director designs programs and implements policies as proposed by the Andover Board of Health to meet the health needs of the community. The Board of Health consists of three volunteer members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms.
  1. Board of Health

    The Board of Health is responsible for promoting public health in Andover. It conducts investigations of health and environmental problems and manages and coordinates health programs and services within the town.

  2. Documents & Links

    Find helpful documents and links that apply to a number of Andover health topics.

  3. Frequently Asked Questions

    View FAQs regarding Health Division topics such as food safety, tobacco, waste disposal and more.

  4. Greater River Valley Medical Reserve Corps

    The President of the United States formed the Citizen Corps to create local opportunities for individuals to help their communities prepare for and respond to large scale emergencies.

  5. Healthy Communities Tobacco Awareness Program

    The mission of the Healthy Communities Tobacco Awareness Program is to reduce tobacco use in Massachusetts by 50% by 1999.

  6. Sewer Information

    View a variety of fact sheets, drawings and other sewer-related information.