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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

Winter 2016 Free Rabies Clinics PDF Print E-mail

The winter free rabies clinic schedule is as follows:

Cedar Grove Clinic
Tuesday, February 16
Cedar Grove Municipal Building
525 Pompton Avenue
6:00-6:45 Dogs; 6:45-7:30 Cats

Montclair Clinic
Monday, February 22
Harrison Avenue Fire Station
Corner of Harrison & Cedar Avenue
6:00-6:45 Dogs; 6:45-7:30 Cats

Cat and dog chipping services will also be provided at the Montclair clinic only. Cost for microchipping your pet: $20.

Health Department Offers Free BMI Weigh-in Feb 9 PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Montclair Health Department, in conjunction with the HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, will host a FREE BMI “weigh in” on Tuesday, February 9, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., at the Montclair Municipal Building, third floor, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair. Appointments are required. Please call 973-509-4969 to make your appointment.

Health Department "Stoop Time" Returns for 4th Session PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Montclair Health Department's highly successful Stoop Time program returns for a fourth session, meeting Friday mornings from January 22 through February 19 at 11:00 a.m. Sessions will be held in the Montclair Municipal Building Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue.

“Seniors In Taxis” Program Provides Reduced Taxi Fares to Seniors PDF Print E-mail

Tueday, November 17, 2015

Taxi sign litMontclair taxi vouchers are now available at a discounted price to residents age 62 and older at the Montclair Health Department (third floor, Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue). Voucher holders may ride taxis door-to-door throughout the Township, as well as to and from the Mountainside Hospital area. The ‘Seniors In Taxis’ SIT program is a pilot initiative developed in response to a transportation priority identified by seniors in a 2013 township-wide survey conducted by the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC). Partners for Health Foundation is funding the program and Lifelong Montclair, the Montclair Department of Health & Human Services, and SCAC helped implement it.

Montclair Earns National and International Age-Friendly Community Designation PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lifelong Montclair logoThe Township's Lifelong Montclair aging in place initiative is pleased to announce that Montclair is now a member of AARP’s Network of Age-friendly Communities and the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Montclair is only the second New Jersey municipality to receive such a designation, following Princeton.

“Membership in the AARP and WHO networks means that Montclair leaders and residents have made the commitment to actively work toward making the Township a great place for people of all ages,” said Lifelong Montclair Project Director, Dr. Katie York.

In order to achieve the designation Montclair had to demonstrate its commitment to being an age-friendly community by addressing, or showing a commitment to address, certain requirements:

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