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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

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

Health Education: Erica Abbruzzese, Health Educator

Social Services and Senior Citizen Services: Sue Portuese

For Animal Control Issues, contact Niki Dawson 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
Arlene Karp, Vital Statistics, Registrar
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant

Fall 2015 Rabies Clinics PDF Print E-mail

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled Fall 2015 Rabies Clinics for the dates below:

Montclair: Monday, September 14
Harrison Avenue Fire Station
151 Harrison Avenue, Montclair
6:00-7:30 p.m. (Dogs 6:00-6:45, Cats 6:45-7:30)

Cedar Grove: Tuesday, September 22
Cedar Grove Municipal Building Parking Lot
525 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove
6:00-7:30 p.m. (Dogs 6:00-6:45, Cats 6:45-7:30)

The clinics are free. For more information, contact the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4970.

What to Do with Food in a Power Outage PDF Print E-mail

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they are prolonged. Perishable foods should not be held above 40 degrees for more than 2 hours. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned, but how do you save your food when the refrigerator is out for longer times? Being prepared can help. Download the power outage fact sheet issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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