Posted on: March 14, 2017

No-Cost Shingles Vaccinations Available for Greene County Residents Over 60

Women receives vaccine--stock image

If you live in Greene County and are 60 years old or older, you qualify for a no-cost Shingles vaccination—a $212 value.

Through a grant from the Greene County Senior Citizens Service Fund, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department currently ha...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mar 7, 2017 - Health Department continues mental health and substance abuse research efforts

Clay Goddard

Assistant Director of Health Clay Goddard has been named to a cohort of state, tribal and local public health representatives in an eight-month training and technical assistance program on mental health and substance abuse.

Only 40 people in the country ar...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 - Announcing Harold K. Bengsch award honoring leadership in public health collaboration

Photo of Harold K. Bengsch. Text to the left of photo reads--nominations open for the 2017 Harold K. Bengsch Award.

Perhaps no single individual has had a greater impact on public health in Greene County than Harold K. Bengsch. 

Bengsch worked for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for 45 years, serving as director for 20 years, before retiring in 2004...

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Online nomination form
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

WIC Nutrition

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received word that 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 a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016 - On Behalf of the Springfield Flu Coalition: No-Cost Flu Clinics for Uninsured Adults

Woman sick with the flu

Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine.

Starting Wednesday, uninsured adults can get flu vaccine from The Springfield Flu Coalition—a longstanding partnership between...Read on...

More information about the flu in Greene County
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016 - Greene County signs budget to eliminate additional vaccine charge

Greene County Missouri Budget Signing - Kevin Gipson speaking for SGCHD

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.

Since mid-2012, Greene County residents living outside of the city limits of Springfield...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding

Flooding

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

Floodwater can contain contaminants and unseen hazards. Caution should be exercised with anything touc...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Sept 14, 2015 - Health Department to present new ordinances promoting responsible pet ownership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 meet...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 - Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

Ozarks Health Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Unde...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 - Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

Puppy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

In November, Sp...Read on...