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Montclair Township

Health & Human Services

Susan Portuese, Director Health & Human ServicesTownship of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Third Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-509-4970

Susan Portuese, Health Officer, Department Director
973-509-4970

For Vital Statistics, Cat and Dog Licenses, Registrar, please call the Health Department main number: 973-509-4973

Health Education: Erica Abbruzzese, Health Educator
973-509-4969

Social Services and Senior Citizen Services: Sue Portuese
973-509-4970

For Animal Control Issues, contact Melissa Neiss at the following numbers during the hours posted:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. call the Department of Health and Human Services 973-509-4970
  • For emergencies, weekends, holidays and after office hours call the Police Department: 973-744-1234

Department of Health and Human Services Enforcement of health and housing regulations, public health nursing, animal control, environmental health,senior citizen services, Section 8 housing, Registrar’s office.

Our Mission Statement: To protect and enhance the health and the quality of life of Montclair residents through preventative activities, coordination of interagency efforts, and interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors.

Keith Costello, Senior REHS
Stephen Rufolo, REHS
Robert Jernick, REHS
Margaret Brodowski, Director of Nursing
Barbara Prichard, Public Health Nurse
Mary Tistler, Public Health Nurse
Madelyn Goglia, Public Health Nurse
Erica Abruzzese, Health Educator
Celia Trembulak, Program Coordinator
Anne Shields, Vital Statistics, Registrar
Melissa Neiss, Animal Control Officer
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant
Arlene Karp, Administrative Assistant



A Message from the Health Officer: Ebola in the US PDF Print E-mail

The Montclair Health Department is currently monitoring the Ebola virus detected in the United States. We understand that this situation can be alarming; however, The Montclair Health Department wishes to remind the public that Ebola infection is the result of direct contact with blood and body fluids of an infected individual. It is NOT spread by casual contact or through the air, water or food.

The Department has been working closely with its partners at the NJ Department of Health (NJDH), as well as partners within Essex County. We continue daily to be abreast of the developing situation and participate in NJDH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference calls. The township Public Health Nurse is vetting information from the federal level to share guidance for clinicians to properly evaluate anyone who is demonstrating symptoms and has a recent travel history to the affected countries in West Africa.

You can only get Ebola from touching bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, or from exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles. Ebola poses no significant risk in the United States. Download "Facts about Ebola" fact sheet.

Download "What You Need to Know about Ebola" fact sheet.

 
CDC Confirms First Case of EV-D68 in New Jersey PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Health Departments Reminds You to Take Precautions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children. Parents and care givers should be aware of the signs and symptoms of this respiratory illness; symptoms that range from mild to severe.

Although enteroviruses are very common-especially in the late summer and fall, EV-D68 occurs less commonly than other enterovirus infections. Some 10 to 15 million enterovirus cases occur in the U.S. each year. In addition to New Jersey, 12 states reported cases as of September 18.

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