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The Township of Hamilton Division of Health serves as the local health authority for the township. Under the guidance of Mayor Martin, Hamilton Board of Health, and NJAC 8:52, the Division of Health is responsible for the program areas of public health nursing, environmental health, vital statistics, licensing, administration, animal control, sheltering, and adoptions.
Mission: The mission of the Division of Health is to serve as a trusted resource for Hamilton Township to improve the health and well-being of our residents through health education and promotion, enforcement of public health safety, and adapting to ever-changing community health needs.
Vision: The vision of the Division of Health is to create a culture of health by increasing accessibility and promoting health equity through honest and credible services and community engagement.
Values: Professionalism; Accessibility; Community-minded; Reliability; Integrity
To file an official complaint or service request contact HamStat at 609-586-0311.
- Legionnaires' disease
- Division of Health Reports
- Mercer County Community Health Assessment
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia that develops when someone breathes in the legionella bacteria from aerosolized (water vapor) water. Most healthy people exposed to the legionella bacteria do not become sick. Legionnaires’ disease is treated with antibiotics. You can not get Legionnaires’ disease from eating or drinking water.
Hamilton Township has a higher than expected number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in residents. The Township has an ongoing investigation into these cases along with our partners at the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
Testing has identified the legionella bacteria in the cold water within Trenton Water Work's (TWW) system, and all residents are advised to take the action steps we have outlined online at www.hamiltonnj.com/legionella. It is especially important that TWW customers take these steps.
The Division of Health is now offering the MPX vaccine. Call 609-890-3884 or email the Division to request an appointment.
The monkeypox vaccine is now available to residents who are at high risk of being exposed to the virus:
- Individuals who have had known exposure to someone with MPX within the past 14 days,
- Individuals that attended an event where known MPX exposure occurred within the past 14 days, and
- Individuals that identify as gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men, transgender, gender non-conforming, and/or non-binary who have a history of multiple or anonymous sex partners within the past 14 days.
Monkeypox is a rare disease that can affect anyone. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and rash. MPX does not easily spread to people without close contact.
Anyone with a known contact with someone who tested positive for MPX within the past 14-days should contact their health care provider or contact the Division of Health regarding testing and vaccine eligibility. The Division is responsible for conducting contact tracing and offer the vaccine to anyone identified as a close contact.
For those without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to MPX, the vaccine is now available through multiple community partners.
- MPX Vaccination Locations
- Greater Hamilton Area MPX Testing Locations (PDF)
- MPX Key Facts (PDF)
- MPX Know Your Risk (PDF)
For the most up to date information on MPX, please visit: