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

Health Department Calendar

Monthly Health Department Resources

Each month the Health Department will prepare information and resources regarding health related topics. January topics are listed below:

COVID Testing Resources

  • MediMobile provides COVID testing every Thursday from 8:30am - 6pm at Slackwood Firehouse.
  • New Jersey and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer free at-home COVID-19 PCR saliva testing for New Jersey residents.
  • Schedule of free Mercer County Test to Treat Clinics        

COVID Information

  • Get your COVID-19 booster today! Use this link for for more information on eligibility.            
  • Don't Delay: Test Soon and Treat Early!
  • Are you or someone you know suffering from long COVID? See attached for resources.
  • See this infographic for more information on COVID-19 outpatient treatments.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Home Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning resources in English and Spanish.
Lead Poisoning in Stainless Steel Bottles - Recall

Legionella

The Township has issued a press release regarding the two cases of Legionnaires' disease in Hamilton NJ. Additional information is available using this link.

Monkeypox

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.

      

Lawrence Township Health Department was recognized in the 2021-2022 New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll

  Learn more about the Influenza Honor Roll here

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.

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.

Additional Resources

In need of social services? Visit the Mercer County Library Social Work Intern

"Hungry? Get Help"

Mercer County Free Food Finder

Mercer County Division of Public Health

New Jersey Department of Health