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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, RegistrarÂ’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
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant
Arlene Karp, Administrative Assistant



Join Us in Celebrating Montclair’s SunSmartest City Designation PDF Print E-mail

Celebrate Montclair the SunSmartest Town in America logoJoin Us in Celebrating Montclair’s SunSmartest Town Designation

Deputy US Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak to head ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Montclair is proud to be known as the SunSmartest City in America and the Township and Live SunSmart Foundation invite the public to celebrate the designation at a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception Monday, May 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Montclair Art Musuem, 3 South Mountain Avenue. Deputy US Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH will kick off the celebrations by cutting the ribbon.

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Food Allergy Support Group for Parents with Food Allergic Children PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Montclair Health Department announces a Food Allergy Support Group for Parents with Food Allergic Children. Whether you are new to food allergies or facing a new milestone in your child's life, meeting other families who are in the same situation and sharing experiences and support can be so helpful. More importantly, you understand that you are not alone. The Montclair Health Department invites Parents with Food Allergic children to come and join the group. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue. A Public Health nurse from the Montclair Health Department, and a parent advocate are the group’s co facilitators. Please call 973-509- 4974 for more information.

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Travel Training for Seniors to be Available in Montclair PDF Print E-mail

Helping older adults live independently.

Lifelong Montclair logoLifelong Montclair and New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP @ Rutgers) are providing travel training and free guided group-trips to seniors who are looking to expand their knowledge of public transportation for personal mobility. As part of this initiative, a transportation seminar-known as Connect to Transit, will be offered to professionals and community leaders that serve the senior community. Many different modes of transportation will be discussed and fixed route transportation will be highlighted. Travel training sessions will be held at locations throughout Montclair.

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Annual Health Screenings Offered Close to Home PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.

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Measles Information from the Montclair Health Department PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Measles cases continue to rise across the country. From January 1 to February 6 of this year 121 people from 17 states were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. As of February 10, New Jersey has 1 reported case; at this time there is no identified connection with the multi state outbreak.

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