- Provincetown Public Health Programming
Provincetown Public Health Programming
Guided by the 2015 and 2022 public health needs assessments, the Health Department and Board of Health focus on core areas for the Town’s public health work: improving and facilitating community connection, providing access to fruits and vegetables to those who cannot afford them, and providing mental health and substance use supports for the community, on top of improving existing legacy public health programs and managing the Town’s Community Support Liaison program. Click the links below for more information on our current programs and services.
Free Weekly Nutrition Education & Health Screenings at Provincetown Library every Wednesday through June 21: The Provincetown Health Department, in partnership with other Outer Cape health departments, will be hosting free nutrition education and health screening wellness clinics at the Provincetown Library located at 356 Commercial Street. MAY 17th clinic will include cholesterol screening!
No registration or commitment to attend each week is required, and people can drop in to these free clinics any time between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. during these 16 weeks for blood pressure and glucose screenings, hypertension information, and “Ask a Nurse” wellness support. These clinics are paired with healthy diet education, Buy Fresh Buy Local program, and DASH diet information based on fresh produce - in the same location where the Health Department and Provincetown Library partnership offers their Crop Swap free, fresh produce program.
This project is being funded through an MDAR Buy Local grant that was awarded to Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod (BFBL) to promote local growers and food producers, and is offered across the region. Click here for flyer listing other locations.
Click here for COA Wellness Clinics on the 2nd Tuesday each month for blood pressure and wellness screenings by the VNA of Cape Cod, open to all Provincetown residents and town employees at the Provincetown Senior Center, 2 Mayflower St, Provincetown from 10am- 12pm.
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Provincetown Community Support Liaison
If you need help locating services of any kind, please contact the Community Support Liaison, a resource for anyone in Provincetown.
More information about some of the Community Support Liaison’s services and drop-in hours is available on the Homeless Prevention Council’s website here.
Barrier Elimination Fund
The Barrier Elimination fund was established to help folks who experience a barrier to receiving mental health or substance use disorder treatment.
If you or someone you know has something keeping them from getting treatment (childcare, bus fare, etc.), please contact the Community Support Liaison at email@example.com or 508-237-7042.
Youth Activity Fund
The Provincetown Youth Activity Fund is available for youth and adults under 25 to participate in classes, camps, and recreational or other enrichment activities. Click here to apply.
Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Provincetown (via Zoom), year-round.
Crystal Free is a weekly, drop-in group for gay/bi/trans men who are seeking supports with recovery from crystal meth use. This group is a harm reduction group, meaning the participants define their own recovery (for some that may mean abstinence from all substances, for some that may mean abstinence from crystal meth only, and for others that may mean cutting down on crystal meth use).
Crystal Free is offered by the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. During social distancing protocols for COVID-19, Crystal Free is being held via ZOOM meetings. To join the meeting or for more information, click here.
Mothers living in Provincetown, Truro, or Wellfleet can be reimbursed up to $150 dollars per infant for services or products to support breastfeeding.
To apply, send the following information to the Provincetown Health Department:
· Mother’s Name
· Mother’s Phone Number and Email
· Residential Address
· Residential Town & Zip
· Mailing Address
· Mailing Town & Zip
· Baby Name(s) and Date of Birth
· Item(s) purchased and date(s)*
· Date application submitted to the Health Department
*Sales tax will not be reimbursed. Submit the information above with receipt(s) to the Provincetown Health Department, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.
A program of the Provincetown Health Department, the Dexter Keezer Fund of Truro, and the Wellfleet Health and Conservation Department.
Provincetown’s produce swap shop and community fridge located at Provincetown Public Library. Available to anyone, donated by everyone. All are welcome, there is no eligibility criteria.
Donations of fresh, uncut fruit and veggies are welcome!
Crop Swap is a partnership program between Provincetown Health Department, Provincetown Public Library, Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP), and Friends of the Provincetown Library.
Yoga for Addiction Recovery
A free, drop-in yoga and meditation class for those recovering from addiction and their loved ones. The class explores breath, movement, and stillness as a means for supporting recovery from addiction.
A partner program between Provincetown Health and Recreation Departments. For more information or for the Zoom log in, contact instructor Jen Kopec.
Buried in Treasures
An evidence-based group for people who collect or otherwise feel overwhelmed by stuff. Join others who want to regain control of their collections and clutter in a private, judgment-free setting.
Led by Carol Bishop, LICSW, the group is held every fall at the Provincetown Council on Aging.
Carol is also available to Provincetown residents for individual coaching session for help with developing a plan for their treasures or with organizing and sorting their items.
For more information about coaching or the Buried in Treasures group, please call the Provincetown Council on Aging at 508-487-7080. Click here to watch a video about the two programs and Carol's approach.