|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
Each month the Health Department will prepare information and resources regarding health related topics. Up coming topics are listed below:
Kidney Donation Statistics
Medical Assistance Program
Cancer and Chronic Disease (March 23)
Black Mom's Support Group (April 1 to June 10)
Mens' Healthy Breakfast (April 1)
Oncology Support & Social Support Program (April 6)
Diabetes Discussion Group (April 12 to June 14)
Mercer County WIC on Wheels (April 19)
Escape the Vape (April 20)
Fly Fishing Retreat for Men with Cancer (May 8, 9 &10)
Virtual Support Groups (Ongoing)
For March as National Nutritional Month some additional resources
Eat Right and Reduce Food Waste
Eating Right on a Budget
Eating Tips for Older Adults
Food Smarts Healthy Eating (March 14 to May 23)
Healthful Eating on the Run
Smart Tips for successful meals
Sustainable Eating made simple
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning resources in English and Spanish.
Lead Poisoning in Stainless Steel Bottles - Recall
The Township has issued a press release regarding the two cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hamilton NJ. Additional information is available using this link.
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. Risk to the general public is low, but you should seek medical care immediately if you develop new, unexplained skin rash (lesions on any part of the body), with or without fever and chills, and avoid contact with others. For additional facts about Monkeypox use this link. The NJ Department of Health as published details about the Monkeypox vaccination.
Learn more about the Influenza Honor Roll here.
Child Health Conferences are conducted each month. Infants, preschool and school age children, who do not have insurance, may attend the clinic. 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.
If you or your child has attended the Child Health Conference at the Health Department previously and you are in need of a medical or immunization record, please complete and submit the Release of Medical/Immunization Record to the Public Health Nurse.
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.
In need of social services? Visit the Mercer County Library Social Work Intern
Mercer County Free Food Finder
Mercer County Division of Public Health