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Heat Information
Take the excessive heat seriously. So far, there have been more than 53 cases of heat-related illness have been recorded in Greene County as of Aug.20. These illnesses are entirely preventable. Click here to check out the total number of cases reported by local hospitals, as well as a number of tips to keep yourself, your loved ones and your pets safe this summer.

New Missouri Food Code Video, Resources
For an overview of the new Missouri food code, as well as information about norovirus, the ProStart Program, the local food advisory committee and other food safety resources, see this recording of a previous food class. 

Healthy Opportunities
Check out our round-up of great opportunities for you to get and stay healthy that are happening in the Springfield area. The events and programs highlighted on this page with change periodically so be sure to check back for new opportunities to live a healthier, happier life.

Accurate Pollen Counts
We have provided pollen data to the community, news media, meteorologists and physicians since 1961. Pollen and spore counts are collected over a 24-hour period, from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. the following day. The counts are typically posted online by about 10:30 a.m. each weekday on our pollen page.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness
In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Department would like to stress the simple prevention methods that could protect your family during cold and flu season. Read on...
Heat-Related Illness Possible—But Preventable—During Warm Weekend
With temperatures rising this weekend, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to take steps to protect against heat-related illnesses which, occur when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Read on...
WIC and Workforce Partner for New Satellite Location
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the City of Springfield are pleased to announce a new partnership to offer one-stop services for citizens. Women, Infants & Children services will now be available at the Missouri Career Center. Read on...