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-19 Information

  • The Health Department will host a COVID Vaccination on November 30 at Home Front 1880 Princeton Avenue. Click for more details in English and Spanish

  • Did you receive the Pfizer COVID Vaccination and have question? The attached provides details about the booster.

  • Should you get the third COVID booster? The attached provides details on who should get the booster.

  • Did you lose your COVID Vaccination Card? Here is information on how to get a replacement.

  • Latest information about the Delta Variant of COVID can be found here.

  • The Department of Health has developed an app for your mobile device to provide easy access to your vaccination record/card. For more details use this link.

  • Do you know someone who still needs a vaccine? Together, we can prevent new outbreaks in our communities and protect our families and friends. Here is a link to info you can share with others. 

  • The Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership is conducting a survey on those who've been COVID vaccinated to better understand residents perceptions and experiences. Use this link to complete the survey.

  • 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. 

  • NJ Health Department addresses concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in this flyer.

  • The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) have produced a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) targeting residents who may suffer a potential heart attack or stroke and might be reluctant to go to hospital Emergency Departments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSA, which features Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett, was made following reports that residents may be delaying needed health care that they require because of concerns of hospital safety and capacity amid coronavirus. The message reassures residents that hospitals and their healthcare teams are continuing to care for all patients in a safe environment. Please go to the NJ Department of Health website to see full press release and a link for their youtube video.
    The Health Department is working in conjunction with the NJ Department of Health to monitor the COVID-19 virus. Please read this March 3, 2020 Virus Update put out by the Lawrence Township Health Department.

  • Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for detailed information about the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19).

  • The CDC has also published new updates regarding the virus: How To Stop The Spread of Germs and What The Public Should Do and get your household ready for COVID-19.

  • The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has created a new website with information regarding the virus. The website will be updated as new information is available. They have provided a Fact Sheet with recommendations for travelers and guidance for health care professionals.

  • Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.  Covid-19 Facts for Older Adults provides valuable details about the virus as it relates to individuals in any of these groups.

  • 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 hours a day and can communicate in any language.

COVID Vaccination Information

  • NJDOH Vaccine Information - Go to the County website for information from the state Department of Health (NJDOH) providing guidance regarding second vaccine doses.

  • NJ VACCINE CALL CENTER - The State has set up a hotline to register for the vaccine. 855-568-0545 - Operators are available to assist individuals register for the COVID vaccinaction.

  • AFTER VACCINATION INFORMATION - Details of what you should know after receiving your COVID 19 Vaccination. (New 4/2/21)

Pets Safety During Covid-19

Please see the following information sheets regarding your pets' safety. Pet Preparedness - Pet Support Services - General FAQ Sheet.

Wash Your Hands To Help Stay Safe

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. See the CDC Fact Sheet.

New Jersey American Water Treatment Change

As part of an annual maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water will temporarily change the water treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual at the company’s Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These surface water treatment plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union. Please click here for full details.

Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water

For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.

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 2018.

How To Be Tick Free

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. This document provides some suggestions on how to remain tick-free.

Adult Health Clinic

Sexually Transmitted Disease: Free and confidential counseling, testing, and treatment are available at the Hamilton Township Health Department for Lawrence resident please bring a photo ID or proof of address with you. Clinics are held every Tuesday from 9am-12pm at 2100 Greenwood Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08609. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 609-890-3647.

HIV Counseling and Testing: Free and confidential counseling, testing, and treatment are available at Henry J. Austin Health Center, 321 N Warren St, Trenton, NJ 08618. To schedule an appointment, please call 609-278-5951 or 609-278-5946.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Free information and referral are provided for anyone having questions regarding drug and/or alcohol-related problems.

Child Health Conferences

Child Health Conferences are conducted each month. Infants, pre-school and school age children 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.

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.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Resources

The Environmental Protection Agency provides basic information about what you need to know about lead poisoning in the attached, a home checklist and this detailed booklet.

The Lawrence Township Health Department provides professional, competent, and efficient environmental and 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. 

Health Education

Information and literature are provided to the public concerning personal health and public health programs. The health educator conducts classes and lectures concerning public health and communicates with the community through newspapers, radio, lectures and literature.

Additional Resources

Mercer County Health Department

New Jersey Department of Health