Health

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.