Health Department / Vital Statistics

Purpose


One of the main functions of the Health Department is to prevent the premature onset of disease and disability, and to help all residents achieve healthier, more productive lives. The Health Department is committed to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the health of its residents through organized health promotion and disease prevention efforts. These efforts are based on state-wide standards set forth by New Jersey's Department of Health.

Clinics & Programs


The Health Department continues to offer a variety of clinics and programs to our residents designed to promote and maintain good health. Some of the clinics/programs offered during the year include
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Blood Pressure Screenings offered to St. Mary's seniors on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and Golden Agers on the 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Child Health Conferences
  • Dental Clinics, held at the Wayne Health Department
  • Flu clinics
  • Male and Female Cancer Screenings
  • SMAC Blood Chemistry Screenings twice a year

Services

Many resources are available to residents who are living on a limited income and for those caring for aging parents.



Public Health Nurse


The Public Health Nurse is available on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. to administer inoculations including adult vaccinations such as shingles, flu and pneumonia. Blood pressure screenings are also available during those hours.

Environmental Health


The Registered Environmental Health Specialist inspects all retail food establishments. In addition to food inspections the REHS inspects public swimming pools, youth camps, septic systems, and investigates public health nuisance complaints.

Additional Clinic Information


Please check the Borough's website and PLTV Channel 77 for dates, times and additional information regarding clinics and programs.

Health Guides


View a Guide to Emergency and Pandemic Flu Preparedness (PDF).