Most meetings in Provincetown are held in person, typically with an online-attendance option. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings are at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Feb. 8
- Water and Sewer Board, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Community Preservation Committee, 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 12
- Select Board, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
- Licensing Board, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
- Harbor Committee, 2 p.m.
- Cemetery Commission, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Provincetown’s mental health plan was introduced in 2021 with a three-year goal of hiring two mental health clinicians who could act as crisis counselors, treating patients for free in an emergency and connecting them to more permanent care.
That plan was modified into an Outer Cape-wide public health effort in 2023 that won funding from the county government for a new nurse and therapist, to be shared by Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, and Eastham.
Outer Cape Health Services won the contract to manage those positions and they have now been filled, according to Town Manager Alex Morse.
OCHS plans to make “town-specific introductions” of the new employees in February, Morse told the select board. “It is anticipated that caseload management begins in March.”
There are no insurance requirements to visit either the nurse or the therapist. The therapist’s scope of practice includes “brief treatment and triage to higher levels of care where needed, mental health education and collaboration with public safety, and connection to long-term therapy as needed.”
The nurse’s scope of practice includes “medication reconciliation, condition management and education, safety assessment and planning, collaboration with emergency medical services and the Visiting Nurse Association, and connections to additional resources as needed.”—Paul Benson