Fairfield Health Department Offers Screenings for Blood Pressure and BMI
Tuesday, February 25 - 4 PM - 7PM
Thursday, February 27- 9AM -12 PM
Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT
Take Charge of Your Health: Know Your Numbers, Know What They Mean
Participants Will Receive Free Educational Materials
Proposed Changes to Fairfield Public Health Code Section 14 – Qualified Food Operator and Designated Alternate
Please see the Summary of the Proposed Changes to Section 14 of the Fairfield Public Health Code. These changes will be voted on at the 1/13/14 Board of Health Meeting at 7:30 in the first floor conference room of Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
Free Well Water Testing for Arsenic and Uranium
The Fairfield Health Department is participating in a study with the CT Department of Public Health to better understand the prevalence of arsenic and uranium in private wells in CT. Up to 20 homes on private wells in Fairfield will be selected from interested homeowners and tested at no cost to the homeowner. Selection will be based on those signing up first and ensuring sampling that covers the widest possible area in Fairfield. To sign up to participate complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W3XHTLR
For more information on arsenic and uranium in drinking water see: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=4386&q=520840
Call 203 256-3150 to make an appointment.
Fairfield Public Health Nursing Office
100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield
Located in Portable behind Senior Center
Cash price: Flu Shot: $25/ Pneumonia Shot: $45
Insurance Accepted: Medicare Part B, CIGNA, Connecticare, Aetna and Anthem.
Flu Vaccine Available in Both Injectable and Nasal Spray. FluMist Nasal Spray is for healthy people age 2-49.
** We will have a limited number of vaccines available for children ages 6 months through 4 years.
Questions? Please call 203-256-3150. Click here for a printable form to fill out and bring to the clinic for faster service.
Please Bring Your Insurance Card.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Begins on Wednesday, October 2, from 6:30-8:00 PM. The Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence based program for people at high risk for developing Diabetes. The program is free, but participants must be able to and commit to attending regularly. This is a 16 week program with monthly follow-up after the 16 weeks is completed. The program will be led by Nancy Ryan, MS,RD, BC-ADM,CDE and Sarah Levy, MPH, Public Health Educator. Pre-Registration is required. Contact Sarah Levy at 203-256-3150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer for more details.
State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus First of Season for Fairfield
The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program today announced that a mosquito trapped in Fairfield has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive mosquito identified in Fairfield this year by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the State of Connecticut Department of Health Epidemiology Lab.
This year, seven other municipalities: Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, Glastonbury and Plainfield have also reported WNV positive mosquitoes from July 02, 2013 through July 30, 2013. In 2012, WNV positive mosquitoes were trapped in a total of 51 municipalities with 21 reported human cases.
No Connecticut residents have been identified with illnesses related to WNV infections this year.
Fairfield Beach Updates
Is the water open for swimming? Check here for the latest information on the swimming areas at Fairfield's beaches.
Warning Regarding Hookah (Water Pipe) Smoking
Make an informed decision about your health. Read more about health effects and to find out more information.
Concerns Regarding Gardening in Post-Flooded Soils
Read more to learn about gardening and soil safety in areas exposed to floodwaters.
Post Flooding Concerns Regarding the Outdoor Environment
Read more to learn about the safety of yards, fields and playgrounds in the Fairfield Beach area that were exposed to floodwaters.