The Lawrence Township Health Department provide 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.
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
This Video is an update message (March 9) from the CDC.
Please review the Center for Disease Control's Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019, which can be viewed here.
NJ Department of Health Updates - The New Jersey Department of Health has issued several updates containing information regarding COVID 19 and vaccinations. You are likely to find answeres to questions regarding when to get tested, are you fully vaccinated, quarantine Options, how long to quarantine and what is self-isolation.
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 vaccine
COVID VACCINATION UPDATES - New Jersey is currently in the process of rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State, based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population. For more information on how the COVID-19 vaccination timelines and priority groups, how the vaccine works, where and how to get vaccinated, and to preregister use this link:
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION - View this slideshow for information about the COVID 19 Vaccination.
AFTER VACCINATION INFORMATION - Details of what you should know after receiving your COVID 19 Vaccination. (New 4/2/21)
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.
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.
For residents who are serviced by Trenton Water Works, please see the attached notice for tips in reducing lead in your drinking water.
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 2018.
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.
Sexually Transmitted Disease: Free and confidential counseling, testing, and treatment are available at the Hamilton Township Health Department. Call 609.844.7094 for clinic hours.
HIV Counseling and Testing: Free and confidential counseling, testing, and treatment are available at Hamilton Township Health Department. Call 609.844.7094 for clinic hours.
Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Free information and referral are provided for anyone having questions regarding drug and/or alcohol-related problems.
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.
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.
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.