|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.|
Tick-borne diseases are bacterial illnesses that spread to humans through bites from infected ticks. Early signs of tick-borne diseases generally include skin rash, general tiredness, fever and/or chills, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, joint pain, and dizziness. Visit this link for more information from the New Jersey Department of Health. This document provides some suggestions on how to remain tick-free.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has resources for finding formula.
New Jersey American Water resumed change in water treatment process at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Surface Water Treatment Plants from chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine) to free chlorine. During the transition to chloramine, some customers may notice a slight change in taste and odor in their water. NJ American Water Co. will continue to monitor the water quality to ensure the service delivered meets or is better than federal and state drinking water standards. Please click here for full details.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency provides basic information about what you need to know about lead poisoning in the attached, and this detailed booklet. New Jersey's Lead-Safe Home Remediation Grant Program details can be found in English and Spanish. Information on home assessments can be found here.
For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.
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.
Each year the Health Department compiles data for the services and activities provided to the residents of Lawrence Township. This information is included in the Local Health Report. This report was reviewed by both the Lawrence Township Council and the Lawrence Township Health Advisory Board. The Lawrence Health Department Annual Report is a summary of the activities and services provided by the Health Department in 2019.
The Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP) is a collaboration of hospitals, health departments, the Mercer County Department of Health and Human Services, and other not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to measurably improve the health of residents of the Greater Mercer County community. As part of an effort to inform continuous collaborations to improve the health of the community, the GMPHP has undertaken a community health assessment to examine health-related needs and strengths of the community. Attached, please find the Mercer County Community Health Assessment for 2021. The GMPHP has created an informative MP4 of this report which can be viewed here.