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

COVID Vaccination Clinics  

     

COVID Testing Resources

  • MediMobile will provide COVID testing on Thursdays from 8am - 6pm at Slackwood Firehouse.
  • Residential households in the U.S. can order free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
    Limit of 3 orders per residential address.
    An order includes 8 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.
    Here is the link to order: https://special.usps.com/testkits
  • NO-COST COVID  testing for all New Jersey residents. New Jersey and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost.

COVID Information

  • For information on eligibility for second COVID boosters use the following link.
  • 3 Reasons to Schedule Your COVID-19 Booster Today.
  • The attached contains answers to many questions you may have about the COVID booster.
  • Don't Delay: Test Soon and Treat Early!
  • Are you or someone you know suffering from long COVID? See attached for resources. 
  • If you had COVID-19... you still need a vaccine!
  • The New Jersey Department of Health has prepared several flyers to answer many questions and provide facts about COVID and Pregnancy, COVID and Your Family, Safety & Development and How to Protect Your Family.
  • Did you lose your COVID Vaccination Card? Here is information on how to get a replacement.
  • Download the Docket app on your phone to access your COVID-19 vaccine record. For more details use this link.
  • The New Jersey Department of Health addresses concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in this flyer.
  • Don't let the lack of transportation prevent you from getting a COVID vaccination. Ride United Transportation Access provides free/discounted transportation to vaccination sites.
  • Homebound residents who have not yet connected with their local health department, or a home health agency, and who need an in-home vaccination should use this link or contact the call center at 855-568-0545. The Department of Health will follow up with you to assist in connecting you with a vaccine provider. 
  • The New Jersey Department of Health announced the opening of a hotline for the public to ask questions: 1-800-222-1222This hotline is operated by the New Jersey Poison Center, a division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The hotline is manned 24/7 and can communicate in any language.
  • NJ VACCINE CALL CENTER 855-568-0545 -  Operators are available from 8am - 8pm to register individuals in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, answer questions about the vaccine, provide contact information for sites, check registration status, and update registration information.

May is Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month

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.

Infant Formula Shortage Resources

The US Department of Health and Human Services has resources for finding formula. 

New Jersey American Water Treatment Change

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

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.

Lead Resources

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 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.

Annual Report

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.

Mercer County Community Health Assessment

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.

Additional Resources

"Hungry? Get Help"

Mercer County Health Department

New Jersey Department of Health