Springfield

Springfield, VT local health office building

The Springfield Local Health Office is the face of public health in our community. Our staff members are based in the towns they serve in Southern Windsor and Northern Windham Counties. We work with schools, worksites, coalitions, not-for-profit organizations, early childhood and health care providers and many others locally to promote health, prevent disease and prepare for emergencies. We help families and residents thrive through improved nutrition, immunization rates, health education and referrals to community resources. We invite you to learn about the many ways we can work together for a healthier community.

We are a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer.

Contact Information
Springfield Office of Local Health
100 Mineral Street, Suite 104
Springfield, VT 05156

Rebecca Thomas, District Director
888-296-8151 or 802-289-0600
Email AHS.VDHOLHSpringfield@vermont.gov

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Communities Served

Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Weston, Windham, Windsor

In This Section

WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Our Maternal and Child Health Program builds and strengthens relationships with community organizations and health providers to help pregnant and postpartum women and children be happy and healthy.

We work with area school districts, supervisory unions and community partners to support policies, practices and programs that have been shown to positively impact the health and well-being of kids in our community.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in Windsor and Windham Counties who receive all their recommended immunizations.

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.

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, health care organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth and others to improve the community’s health and reduce substance abuse.

The Healthy Homes staff in the Springfield Local Health Office works with local providers to ensure that children enrolled in the WIC program are properly tested and referred to prevent lead poisoning.

Emergency Preparedness staff work to assure Health Department staff, community partners, and the public have access to the information and resources needed to be prepared for public health-related emergencies.

Our staff works with community partners to implement policy and environmental strategies that prevent chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. We promote physical activity, access to nutritious foods, and healthy lifestyle choices.

Vermont continues to be one of the healthiest states in the nation, yet there are challenges ahead. To meet these, we track, measure, report on, and apply data in order to achieve our shared goals for improving public health.