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 […]

Springfield Health Department Recognizes May 2017 as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and […]

Springfield Health Department Launches “Healthy Family Challenge” Program

The Springfield Health Department is enrolling interested families in a free 6-week program to have fun and get fit with your family. It features yoga, walking, and health education from a medical doctor. The program takes place on Wednesdays between May 3, 2017 and June 7, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. […]

Springfield Health Department Recognizes March as “National Nutrition Month” & Colon Cancer Awareness Month

During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making small changes to eating patterns to include healthier ingredients […]

Springfield Recognizes February 2017 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 […]

2017 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, January 14, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chisholm Community Center […]