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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 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, 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
Anne Shields, Vital Statistics, Registrar
Linda Tate, Administrative Assistant
Arlene Karp, Administrative Assistant

Health Department "Stoop Time" Program Returns for Second Session PDF Print E-mail

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Montclair Health Department's highly successful Stoop Time program returns for a second session, meeting Friday mornings March 16 through April 20 at 10:00 a.m. Sessions will be held at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue.

Qi Gong Class for Seniors to Start March 6 PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Montclair Health Department is pleased to announce the 2015 Qi Gong class especially for seniors. Our three-week introductory session will begin on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. We will meet for the next the weeks on Friday mornings at 11:15 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue. The fee for the three sessions is $30. Space is limited; please call Erica Abbruzzese at 973-509-4969 to reserve your spot.

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.

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.

Lifelong Montclair Launches Senior Services Directory PDF Print E-mail

Lifelong Montclair logoMonday, February 9, 2015

Lifelong Montclair is pleased to share the Directory of Senior Services in Montclair, thanks to the collaborative efforts of many individuals and groups. The Directory has been reformatted from earlier versions to make it easier to navigate. Hard copies of the directory will be available at locations throughout town, including the Montclair Health Department, located on the third floor of the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue.

Download the Directory of Senior Services in Montclair (580kb PDF)

For more information on Lifelong Montclair visit the Aging in Place Initiative page.

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