Staying Healthy & Safe in Ptown: Fitness, Health Services, Support Groups, Public Safety

Staying Healthy & Safe in Ptown

Provincetown offers many ways to stay fit and healthy, inside and out.

Gyms & Fitness

Mussel Beach

35 Bradford Street | Get Directions


Provincetown Gym

81 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Get Directions


Yoga East Wellness Center

43 Race Point Road | Get Directions


Clinic/Health Centers

Outer Cape Health offers a full range of healthcare services to help you maintain your overall health and well-being. The Provincetown location is home to an HIV Services group, providing counseling, testing, and care to people with HIV, AIDS, or STDs. The Provincetown location also has a Dental Clinic and a Pharmacies.

Outer Cape Health Center

49 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Get Directions

 | Fax: 508-487-3285


Outer Cape Health Center Pharmacy

49 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Get Directions

 | Fax: 508-487-3285

Stop & Shop Pharmacy

56 Shankpainter Road, Provincetown, MA | Get Directions


Support Groups

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod

STD Testing Service

336 Commercial St # 10, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Get Directions


Organization Headquarters/Drop-in Center

96 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Get Directions


Stay Clean & Sober

Provincetown is known for an outstanding recovery community with tons of meetings for:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (2 – 3 meetings daily)
  • Alanon
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Sex & Love Addictions Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous

View a complete list of 12-step meetings in Provincetown.

Public Safety

Provincetown Police Department

26 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657 | Directions


Provincetown Fire Department

25 Shankpainter Rd., Provincetown, MA  02657 | Directions


Pedestrian Safety

Ptown is quite busy in the summer, and even though Commercial St has one-way traffic, visitors and bicyclists share the street with vehicular traffic. And the street is narrow at times.

If you’re crossing the street be sure to look both ways since people and bikes are coming both ways. It’s easy to forget since traffic is one-way.

If you’re walking in the street, be aware of the traffic behind you and try to use the sidewalks as often as possible – although it’s difficult in the summer with all the visitors!

Bicycle Safety

Bicycles are actually the fastest way to get around town, and when it’s summer time, bicycling through Ptown is a real pleasure. However, Ptown has many one way streets, and bicyclists share these streets not only with cars but with people strolling through town.

In crowded areas:

  • Ride at a slower speed.
  • Be aware of pedestrians stepping off sidewalks without looking both ways.

Checkout these two sites for more information about biking in Ptown.

  • This site is run by local bicycle advocate, Rik Alhberg, who has done much in conjunction with the Provincetown Bicycle Committee to make Ptown more bike-friendly. This site has all sorts of useful information if you plan to make bicycling your main mode of transporation.
  • Ptown’s Town Bicycle Page

Fitness Gyms Health Services Support Groups Safety Provincetown