Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Susan Portuese, Health Officer, Department
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 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, Registrars 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
Jackie Messineo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Barbara Prichard, Public Health Nurse
Mary Tistler, Public Health Nurse
Madelyn Goglia, Public Health Nurse
Erica Abruzzese, Health Educator
Celia Trembulak, Program Coordinator
Sharon Bencivenni, Vital Statistics
Anne Shields, Vital Statistics, Registrar
Melissa Neiss, Animal Control Officer
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant
SCAC Survey for Montclair Residents over Age of 55
The Montclair Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC), in partnership with Partners for Health has developed a survey for the Township’s the over-55 population. The Committee will gather data that the Township’s can use to understand the planning needs for this important population. The Montclair League of Women Voters has agreed to help the SCAC administer the survey.
The UMDNJ-School of Public Health is providing a three-hour training seminar on mold awareness and general safety procedures for homeowners and volunteers when dealing with post hurricane/flood clean-up issues. The free course will be held June 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Real Families, 230 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Course registration is required.
Course topics include:
• Mold awareness
• Safe work practices
• Personal protective equipment
• Respiratory protection
• Best practices for remediation
To register for this course, please visit the UMDNJ School of Public Health website: ophp.umdnj.edu. This training is funded by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Stroke Risk Assessment. Wednesday, May 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. --Participants will be screened for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, carotid bruit, atrial fibrillation. The cost is $25 for ages 55 and over and $30 for ages under 55. Appointments are required, please call the Health Department at 973-509-4974 to make your appointment.
High Risk Lung Cancer Screening, Seminar. Wednesday, June 19, Noon -- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US. It is the most curable when diagnosed at an early stage. The Saint Barnabas Lung Cacner Institute is offering a free low-dose CT screening program for people who are at high risk for developing lung cancer in order to identify abnormalities earlier. If you are a former smoker, join Roland Romano, LPC, CTTS, RRT, to learn if you are eligible for his lifesaving test. Call Erica at 973-509-4969 to reserve your seat. Free.
More than twenty participants joined in the Health Department-sponsored National Walking Day event today, taking a first step toward improving health with a more active lifestyle. The group included not only municipal staff members -- Mayor Robert Jackson and Councilor Renee Baskerville also joined in the brisk afternoon warm-up and walk in honor of the American Heart Association's 2013 National Walking Day.
The American Heart Association's National Walking Day takes place each year on the first Wednesday in April. On this day, employees are encouraged to wear sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. National Walking Day is a way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give coworkers everywhere a friendly push toward a healthier lifestyle.