Public Health Nurse

The Public Health Nurse functions under the direction of the Board of Health, acts as a valuable resource for information on numerous health issues. 

The Public Health Nurse also offers general health counseling and referrals to other health professionals.


Hours

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

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

Visit the CDC travelers guidance website.
 

 



Stop The Bleed

New app teaches civilians how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

 

STOP SMOKING!

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.


IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS SUFFERING FROM AN ADDICTION... LEARN TO COPE!


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

NURSING SERVICES 

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)
    • Shingles (Shingrex Vaccine)
  • Flu (yearly clinics advertised in the fall) - home visits available for home-bound.
  • COVID-19
  • 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
  • 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