Public Health Nursing Services

The Public Health Nurse has clinic hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. TB Testing is provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays only. When City Hall/Municipal offices are closed, there are no nursing services or clinics.

Days with No Clinic Services

Please note there is no clinic services on the following days: 

  • Monday September 3rd: CLOSED HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday September 4th: NO MORNING CLINIC
  • Friday September 7th: NO MORNING OR AFTERNOON CLINIC
  • Thursday September 13th: NO MORNING CLINIC
  • Thursday September 13th NO MORNING CLINIC
  • Thursday September 20th NO AFTERNOON CLINIC
  • Monday - Friday October 8-12: NO CLINICS THIS WEEK

Nursing Services

Some of the Nursing Services include:

  • Blood Lead Screening for children through age 6
  • School Required Immunizations
  • TB Testing (see important note at bottom of page)
  • TB screening
  • TB Case Management
  • Many Child and Adult Recommended vaccinations
  • National Health Observances
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Reproductive Health Information, free condoms
  • Skin Cancer Screening (seasonal)
  • Cholesterol Screening (seasonal)
  • Health Programs and Health Education
  • Outbreak and Infectious Disease Investigation
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Medical Reserve Corps Administration and Volunteer Training
  • Needle drop off site (See instructions below)
  • Prescription Drug and Needle* Drop Off Kiosk administration located at Police Headquarters 1 William Welch Way (See instructions below)

Public Health Nurse Clinic Offers all required and most recommended vaccinations for all children through 18 years. Some adult vaccinations are available to insured, uninsured and under-insured. There may be a $20 dollar Vaccine Administrative Fee per vaccination.

Please ask the nurse at the time of your visit.

Vaccines

Childhood and Adult immunizations are provided following the Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommendations and guidelines and include the following vaccines:

  • DtaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Td (Tetanus)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • MMR-V (combination of MMR and Varicella)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • MCV (Meningitis Conjugate)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • PPV23 (Pneumonia
  • Influenza (Flu/ Seasonal)
  • Prevnar 13 (the "new" Pneumonia) There is no Prevnar vaccine at this time.
  • Zoster (Shingles) There is no Shingles vaccine at this time.

Tuberculosis Testing

Tuberculosis Testing is a Two Visit Test:

  • TB Testing is provided at no charge to students through age 18, contacts of known or suspected cases of tuberculosis and for new arrivals to the United States.
  • TB testing is only performed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and requires a second visit afterward 48-72 hours to interpret the test.
  • A $30.00 fee is charged for adults who require a TB test for work/school for for children who require TB Testing upon return from visits outside United States to some high risk countries. 

All immunizations are recorded in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System. If you have any questions about your child's immunization record, you may speak to the nurse at 508-532-5472.

For detailed information, please read the State of Massachusetts Regulations on Residential Sharps Disposal (PDF).