Our public health nurses work with area medical providers, schools, child care centers, summer camps, nursing homes and others to prevent, investigate and contain the spread of certain communicable diseases that are reportable by law. They work directly with patients to identify potential sources of disease and others who may be infected. They provide education and coordinate necessary screening tests or treatments with facilities, medical providers and the State laboratory.
Reportable diseases are illnesses that are considered to be of public health importance, and must be reported by health care providers and laboratories to health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To notify the Health Department about a reportable disease, call 802-863-7240 or 800-640-4374 (VT only). Someone is available to receive your report 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We provide condoms for HIV, STD and hepatitis prevention. Stop by our office during business hours to choose your risk-reduction supplies. HIV, STDs and hepatitis are treatable and preventable. There are resources available to help. Many are free or covered by insurance and offered in multiple locations across Vermont.
Additional services offered at the Springfield Local Health Office include:
- Information on outbreaks and illnesses of concern to the public such as influenza, measles, Ebola and Lyme disease.
- Promotion of prevention measures such as handwashing and immunization.
- Clinical expertise regarding a public health response to bioterrorism and large scale outbreaks.
Will, Public Health Nurse
Christopher, Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Sarah, Public Health Nurse