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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

Montclair “Snow Buddies” to Expand Operations PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, Septmeber 2, 2015

Last year, Boy Scout Troop 8, led by Eagle Scout applicant, John Gouwar, created the Montclair Snow Buddies program designed to pair senior citizens in the community who need help during the winter shoveling snow with volunteers who assist them. John developed the program as a small-scale pilot project in partnership with the Montclair Health Department and the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC). This year John and fellow scouts from Troop 8 are committed to expanding the project in an effort to help a greater number of Montclair’s senior citizens.

But they need your help.

Farmers’ Market Vouchers Available to Income Eligible Senior Citizens PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Representatives from the Essex County Division of Senior Services will be providing Famers’ Market vouchers to eligible seniors at the Montclair Farmers’ Market, on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Montclair Farmers’ Market is located at the Walnut Street Train Station Parking Lot.

The vouchers are available for senior citizens who satisfy income guidelines and may be used at certain Essex County farmers markets.

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.

Montclair Health Department Offers Shingles Vaccine PDF Print E-mail

Friday, August 21, 2015 Syringe

The Montclair Health Department is offering shingles vaccinations, arranged by appointment only. Please call 973-509-4974 to set up an appointment. The cost of the vaccine is $175. Free vaccine may be available if you qualify and some insurance companies may reimburse you. People age 60 and older can be vaccinated against shingles, or herpes zoster, a condition often marked by debilitating chronic pain.

Notice from the Health Department: Free Hep B Screenings PDF Print E-mail

Hep B at risk regions mapGet tested for hepatitis B for free in Northern New Jersey and New York City.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center in partnership with Charles B. Wang Community Health Center recently received a grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a collaborative hepatitis B program that spans across Northern New Jersey (NNJ) and New York City (NYC) called “Building Bridges to Liver Health.” The program will improve identification and linkage to care for those with chronic hepatitis B who are at a higher risk because they were born in a country with a high prevalence of hepatitis B. This will be the start of a regional partnership that will leverage resources, better coordinate and integrate existing hepatitis B initiatives, and ultimately improve care outcomes and quality of care for chronic hepatitis B patients.

Get your free test by visiting one of our Hepatitis B screening sites today.

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