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    Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing underway

    To provide the community with information on the quality of water in local lakes and streams, the SGCHD partners with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks to monitor select stream and river locations for the presence of E. coli and coliform bacteria. Learn More. .
  2. Greene County Missouri Budget Signing - Kevin Gipson speaking for SGCHD

    Greene County signs budget to eliminate additional vaccine charge

    The signing of the 2016 Greene County budget today marked the elimination of an out-of-city vaccine fee Greene County residents have had to pay for immunizations. Read on...
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    Greene County sees first confirmed flu case

    In an unusually late start to flu season compared to recent years, Greene County has seen its first confirmed influenza case. Comparatively, there had been more than 1,800 cases this time last year in Greene County alone. Read on...
  4. Flooding

    Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding. Read on...
  5. WIC Nutrition

    WIC Contract Renewed for 2016

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for another year. Read on...
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    Health Department to present new ordinances promoting responsible pet ownership

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be presenting big changes to how Animal Control deals with a variety of animal issues, including aggressive, biting and nuisance dogs, tonight at Springfield’s City Council meeting. Read on...
  7. Katie Towns-Jeter

    Health Department announces new assistant director

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family. Read on...
  8. Ozarks Health Commission

    Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

    A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. And now they need your help. Read on...
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    Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. Read on...
  10. Pit Bull

    Adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix dogs to be sent to rescue partners on trial basis

    As a result of a request from Springfield City Council, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will begin partnering with local animal rescues to avoid euthanizing adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix dogs. Read on...
  11. Help prevent respiratory illness by washing hands frequently.

    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 Springfield-Greene County Health Department stresses simple prevention methods during cold and flu season. Read on...