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 […]

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. […]