Community Health Services
The Health Department provides many services to the community. These services include:
Well Child Clinic
The Town of Fairfield offers the following services to children ages five and under whose families meet income eligibility requirements.
- Childhood Immunizations (offered to all children under 5 regardless of family income) at a fee of $10 per immunization. Free to children whose families meet income eligibility requirements.
- Physical Exams by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Re-certification.
- Health Screening, including Blood and Urine Testing.
- Health Education.
- Home Visits as needed.
- Dental Screenings.
Adult and Pediatric Vaccinations
Adult and pediatric Influenza vaccinations are offered each fall. Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccinations are available. Other vaccination services through partner agencies include Shingles, TDAP, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal Vaccinations.
The CT Department of Public Health has provided the Fairfield Health Department with a small supply of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccines in an effort to vaccinate all eligible individuals against pertussis (whooping cough). Adults over the age of 18 years who have or anticipate having close contact with infants younger than 12 months of age, including parents, siblings, grandparents, household contacts, adoptive families, and caregivers are eligible to receive the State supplied Tdap vaccine FREE of charge, while supplies last.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment
Confidential testing is available by calling 203-256-3150 or 203-256-3020.
#LeaveItToUs - According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STD rates for diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise nationally and in the State of Connecticut. More information and data can be found here.
One factor driving rising STD rates nationally is the stigma, embarrassment, and shame associated with testing for STDs and what to do when tests yield positive results. Without testing, infections go untreated, continue to spread, and potentially lead to complications such as infertility. Those who test positive are often too embarrassed to contact previous partners to warn them of their exposure to STDs and encourage them to also get tested. The #LeaveItToUs campaign seeks to reduce barriers to testing by assisting the process of informing potentially infected partners in a confidential, non-judgmental manner on behalf of the primary person infected. They will be promoted at partnering healthcare facilities and clinics.
By law, healthcare providers must notify DPH of specific STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. When the STD Control Program is notified of an STD, specially trained staff called Disease Intervention Specialists reach out confidentially to the infected person and talk to them about their potential partners who have been exposed and may be infected. Staff then reach out to those partners on behalf of the patient, maintaining confidentiality while answering questions, promoting testing and treatment. Staff will also provide resources including: testing locations, STD prevention resources, and education in an effort to prevent future exposure and infections.
Providing partner services is the most effective statewide program to identify infected persons and link them directly to care for their STD. The Connecticut DPH encourages all sexually active people to get tested regularly and to be knowledgeable about their sexual health which includes risk factors for infections with STDs. For more information, visit the Connecticut DPH STD Control Program.
Human Immunodeficiency Disease (HIV) Testing and Counseling
Confidential testing and counseling is available by calling 203 256-3150 or 203-256-3020.
Travel Immunization Information is available through the following agencies.
- The Westport/Weston Health District 203-227-9571
- The Norwalk Health Department 203-854-7776
- Passport Health Fairfield 203-307-4951
- Pharmacies in town may provide travel vaccines.
Skin testing for Tuberculosis is performed Monday through Wednesday for town residents by appointment only. Once the skin test is placed you will need to return 2-3 days later for the results. The fee for the test is $20.00. Call 203-256-3150 for an appointment.