Health Department


The Lawrence Township Health Department provides public health services to the residents of this community. Under the mandates of the Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health and the ordinances and policies of the Board of Health, the Health Department promotes and protects the public's health by the use of disease prevention activities, health promotion and education, inspections and enforcement activities. The Health Department responds quickly and effectively to the ever-changing priorities of the public health field in order to meet the needs of the community.

Keith Levine, Township Health Officer
Telephone: (609) 844-7089

Keith Levine, Health Officer, presented the 2024 Health Department Budget at the February 6 Towns Council meeting. The presentation can be viewed here.

The Lawrence Township Health Department wants to hear from you! Your input will help the Department to continue to improve. You can use this link to complete the The Lawrence Township Health Department wants to hear from you! The Lawrence Township Health Department wants to know the health concerns and the priorities of the residents. This survey will provide important feedback to the Department Use this link to provide the Health Department with your input. The NJ Department of Health is compiling information through a survey to help create a plan to combat the warming of our region. Use this link to participate. The Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership wants your feedback on how you think Mercer County is doing on health and wellness in our community. What needs to be improved?

Health Department Calendar

Monthly Health Department Resources

Each month the Health Department will prepare information and resources regarding health related topics. Up coming topics 

Sexual Violence

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

NJ Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (Ongoing)
Upcoming Capital Health Programing (Ongoing)


Truck-Mounted Mosquito Larviciding

The Mercer County Mosquito Control will conduct Truck-Mounted larviciding  throughout the County, which includes the use of target-specific, biorational granules applied to standing water to help prevent larval mosquitoes from developing into biting adult mosquitoes. View this link for upcoming sprayings.

COVID Testing Resources

  • Use this link to access the CDC No-Cost Covid-19 test tool
  • The Lawrence Township Health Department provides free self COVID-19 test kits for residents to pick up.

COVID Information

Home Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning resources in English and Spanish.
Visit the Consumer Products Safety Commission website for updates on recalls.


The Township has issued a press release regarding the two cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hamilton NJ. Trenton Water Works has prepared an information sheet on Legionella/Legionnaire's disease as well as recommendations to reduce the risk of Legionella exposure. Additional information is available using this link.


Lawrence Township Health Department was recognized in the 2022-2023 New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

Child Health Conferences

Child Health Conferences are conducted each month for children 0-18 years of age that are uninsured, uninsured (Family Care Part A, and Native American/Alaskan natives) The clinic is staffed with a licensed pediatrician and qualified public health nurses. The services include a physical examination, growth measurements, lead screening, required immunizations, tuberculosis testing, hearing, vision and developmental assessments. This clinic is by appointment only, appointments can be made by calling the nurse's office at (609) 844-7094. The Lawrence Township Health Department participates in The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program which helps provide insurance at no cost to eligible children through care providers enrolled in the program. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Visit this site for more details.

Free STI Testing and Treatment Clinics

Free and confidential STI & HIV testing is available for Lawrence residents at the Hamilton Township Division of Health at 2100 Greenwood Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08609.  *Free HIV testing now available*  Visit the following links for more information in English and Spanish.

Additional Resources

"Hungry? Get Help"

Mercer County Free Food Finder

Mercer County Division of Public Health

New Jersey Department of Health