Posted on: January 27, 2016

Greene County sees first confirmed flu case

Greene County flu

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.

“While this is a late sta...Read on...

Posted on: January 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

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: December 15, 2015

WIC Contract Renewed for 2016

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...Read on...

Posted on: September 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...

View video about ordinance changes.
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Health Department announces new assistant director

Katie Towns-Jeter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family.

Towns-Jeter will return as an assistant director for the department, a title she will share with current Assist...Read on...

Download Katie Towns-Jeter headshot.
Posted on: 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

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...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

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

Pit Bull

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

The six-mon...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness

Help prevent respiratory illness by washing hands frequently.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to stress the simple prevention methods that ...Read on...