Springfield Recognizes February 2018 as American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Health Department is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every […]

2018 Free Rabies Clinic

The Township of Springfield offers a free rabies clinic annually. Residents may also register their new or existing pets at the clinic if they have not done so already.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Chisholm Community Center […]

Health Department Announces Comprehensive Blood Test Screening

The Health Department has scheduled a Comprehensive Blood Test Screening opening to residents of Springfield, Madison, Chatham, and Cranford on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8 a.m.  The screening includes CMP, blood pressure checks, and information on cholesterol & diet.  More information is available below. This event (and more) is […]

Health Department Shares HIV Awareness Information for World AIDS Day – December 2017

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Springfield Health Department encourages everyone to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In the United States, about 1 in 7 people who have HIV don’t know it. The only way to know for sure whether or not […]

Health Department Shares Public Awareness Bulletin on Marijuana Candy – October 2017

The Health Department is sharing a public awareness bulletin below that was prepared by the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center concerning marijuana candy.  There is a significant presence of marijuana candy and other edible forms in New Jersey and nearby states. The presence of these edible forms […]

Health Department Recognizes October 2017 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, the Health Department is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that […]

2017 Seasonal Influenza Clinic Dates Announced

The Madison Health Department, providing shared services for the Township of Springfield, has announced the followings dates/times and locations for 2017 seasonal influenza clinics: Tuesday, Oct 24 12:30-2:00 pm Chisholm Community Center 100 S. Springfield Ave. Springfield Tuesday, Oct 24 3:30-6:00 pm Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Ave. Cranford Wednesday, […]

Health Department Recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, The Health Department is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month. Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots […]

Health Department Provides Summer Heat Related Information

The Health Department would like to provide residents with helpful sources of information regarding the summer heat.  The FDA publishes consumer updates and has offered “Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness“.  Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a notice on preventing heat-related illness.  The Health […]

Health Departments Offers Guidance for Mosquito Prevention, Immunization Awareness and Emergency Preparedness

Mosquito Prevention Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs: Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water. Kill mosquitoes outside your home: Use […]