Health Department

Board of Health News:

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Eligibility Information and Clinic Locations/Times

Ages 5 and up. Click to register online.

Are home-bound or disabled and need a COVID vaccine? Please call the Board of Health at 978-887-1520.

To find other locations offering the COVID-19 vaccination, visit:

The Greater Cape Ann Community Collaborative

Get tested -  link to testing information and sites in MA

A limited number of at-home tests are available free of charge from the Topsfield Board of Health. Office open Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm; Friday 8 am - Noon.

Did you lose your vaccine card? Click here for link to the State Portal for a replacement.

During the current pandemic, isolation of certain individuals will be necessary according to the CDC and MDPH. If that is the case, individuals will be contacted by Topsfield's Public Health Nurse, Joan Fitzpatrick RN of VNA Care. 1-888-663-3688.

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 information page.

Preventative Measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the inside of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue.  Throw tissues away and wash your hands.
  •  Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands so germs do not enter your body. If you must touch your face, use a tissue and always wash your hands after touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Use household cleaners to clean frequently touched surfaces, like doorknobs, light switches, toys, and phones.
  • Avoid physical contact with people who are sick.  Stay at least 6 feet from others - practice social distancing and wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't an option..
  • Stay healthy by staying hydrated, being rested and eating balanced meals.

Questions/Concerns please contact the Topsfield Board of Health Director, Wendy Hansbury, at 978-887-1520 or

Board of Health Description and Duties

The Board of Health is composed of 5 members who are appointed by the Select Board. Local boards of health in Massachusetts are required by state statutes and regulations to perform many important and crucial duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution. These requirements reflect the legislature’s understanding that many critical health problems are best handled by the involvement of local community officials familiar with local conditions. The Board of Health also works closely with other community groups to provide health information and services to the citizens of Topsfield. The links below lead to further information about the activities of the Board of Health.

8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983
Phone: (978) 887-1520
Fax: (978) 887-1502

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Wendy Hansbury REHS/RS Health Director (978)887-1520
Susan Winslow Senior Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Name Title
Sheryl Knutsen RN Chair
Mark Rizza Member
William Hunt Esq. Member
Ellen Eaton RN Member
Amy Lischko MSPH, DSc Member