Public Health Nurse

The Public Health Nurse, who functions under the direction of the Board of Health, conducts Flu / Pneumonia Clinics, Lead Screenings, monthly Well Child Clinics, and participates in the annual Health Fair.

The Public Health Nurse acts as a valuable resource for information on numerous health issues such as Lyme disease, Rabies, West Nile Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The Public Health Nurse also offers general health counseling and referrals to other health professionals.

Part Time: 3 Days/week: Monday, Thursday and Friday
Days may vary due to meetings/inspections
Please call ahead for appointments: 978-671-0932 or 0931

Health Topics Update

Stop The Bleed
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Smoking/Vaping is very BAD for you! There are tools to help you quit. Visit The Truth Initiative to learn more and get the help you need.  Read all about the Dangers of Vaping.

Avian Flu Information from the CDC

Enterovirus: Fact Sheet.
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Also know that Narcotics Anonymous is there to help!  Please take a moment and view their New England Region Meeting Directory to see when and where they are.

Questions or Concerns contact: Mike Higgins, Substance Abuse Coordinator for Billerica at 978-671-0943 or email him.  You may also call the MA Substance Abuse Help Hotline at 800-327-5050
Public Health Nursing services are offered to better serve the community of Billerica. Emphasis is on community awareness of public health issues along with health promotion and disease prevention. We provide MDPH mandated services of communicable disease investigation and control. We are continuously expanding our role in emergency preparedness and response.

Services by Appointment

Services by appointment (at no cost) include:
  • Immunizations by Appointment (state eligibility requirements on some)
    • Measles / Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
    • Polio
    • Chickenpox
    • Td/Tdap
    • DTap/DT
    • Hepatitis A - Certain high risk groups (call for more info)
    • Hepatitis B - All college students and certain high risk groups (call for more information)
    • Hib
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - must meet eligible state requirements
    • Meningococcal
    • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV7)
    • Rotavirus
  • Flu (yearly clinics advertised in the fall) - home visits are available
  • Pneumococcal / pneumonia vaccine (throughout the year)
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Sugar Screening
  • Mantoux skin testing for Tuberculosis (high risk only)
  • Tuberculosis follow up
  • Lead paint screening (age 9 months to 6 years)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Health Fair / Billerica Health and Recreation Fair (as advertised)
  • Investigation and control of communicable diseases within the town
  • Referrals
  • Coordinate records / programs / regulations with school nurses
  • Camp / clinic inspections
  • Monthly Well Child Clinics (as advertised)
  • Medical Equipment to Borrow - If you or someone you know needs a wheelchair, walker, cane, crutches or special bathroom equipment contact the Board of Health at 978-671-0932. 
  • B12 injections per MD order