What medical resources are available to me?

Dental Care

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Dental Program
Dental care for individuals with low income.

Dental Care, Rutgers School of Dentistry
(973)-972-4242, 50 12th Ave. Newark 07102
“Senior Dent” affords seniors oral health treatment from participating dentists

NJDA Senior-Dent Program
Allows individuals over 65 who do not have dental insurance to visit participating providers.

Geriatric Care Management & Geriatric Assessment

Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
(973) 450-2220 (Main number) or (973) 450-2717 (Case Manager),
One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville 07109

Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) Wellness Assessment Van For Elders (WAVE)
(973) 450-2528, One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville 07109
The WAVE program (Wellness Assessment Van for Elders) brings Medicare’s no-costAnnual Wellness Visit to senior groups and residences, community organizations and municipalities throughout our area. Clara Maass Medical Center’s expert physicians and staff make it easy to receive this valuable preventive health service. To bring WAVE to your community group, please call the WAVE program staff at (973) 450-2528.

Center for Geriatric Health Care
(800) 843-2384, 201 Lyons Ave. Newark 07102
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center offers comprehensive geriatric assessment, primary health care and support services.

Health Screening Services

Township of Montclair Health Department
(973) 509-4970, 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair 07042
Offers a variety of services throughout the year. Call for dates services are offered.

Adult Immunizations: Influenza – Pneumonia – Tetanus – Diphtheria – Hepatitis A & B – Measles – Mumps –Rubella – Polio – Meningitis – Pertussis

Screenings (free or low cost): TB testing, stroke prevention, male cancer include PSA blood test for prostate cancer, bone density, diabetes, thyroid cancer, body mass index, cholesterol

*Please call for days and times. Appointments may be necessary

Women’s Clinic: Free to women 60 years of age and older, $20 for women under 60. Blood pressure and anemia screening, pelvic exams, breast exams, and pap smears.

Blood Pressure Screening: Various locations throughout Montclair. Call for schedule.

Visiting Nurse Service: Monthly home visits by the Nursing Department.

Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) Community Health Department
(973) 450-2116,One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville 07109
Screenings include: cholesterol, diabetes, lung, breast, bone density, pap-screening, and body mass index to name a few.
Seminars and Support Groups: Weight Loss support groups; Bariatric Surgery seminars and support groups; Nutrition; and Breast Cancer.
Call for more information about health screenings, upcoming events and the CMMC Speakers Bureau.

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
(888) 973-4674,Bay & Highland Ave., Montclair 07042
Visit the  website for upcoming health screenings or call 1-888-973-4674.

Montclair State University Hearing and Balance Services
Montclair State University offers hearing aids and comprehensive hearing and balance services to the community at competitive prices.

Home Care Services

(973) 744-8103, 201 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 07044
Provides homemaker, home health aide and visiting skilled nurses. Call for fees and eligibility.

Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled (CCPED)
(973) 395-8165, 50 South Clinton Street, 2nd Floor, East Orange 07018
Provides home care services to eligible individuals. Call first.

The Home Care Association of New Jersey
(732) 877-1100, 485D Route 1 South, Suite 210, Iselin 08830
Provides list of home care providers.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
(973) 765-9050, 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park 07932
The Friend Advocate Program: Volunteers provide visitations and assist needy older adults (60+) with bill paying, reading and sorting through mail, and information and referrals to community resources. This program helps older adults to live as independently and safely as possible in their own homes. Provides training and on-going supervision for volunteers.

Project Connect: A volunteer service that provides periodic friendly visitations and phone contact with needy older adults.

JVS Caregiving Companions
(973) 674-6330, ext. 293, 111 Prospect Street, East Orange 07017
JVS Caregiving Companions is a licensed home care agency, providing Certified Home Health Aides.


Hospice services provide medical assistance, nursing services, counseling and support services for the terminally ill individual and their family members.

Atlantic Home Care & Hospice
(973) 379-8400, 465 South St., Suite 100, Morristown, 07960

St. Barnabas & Palliative Care Center
(855) 619-4448 80 Main St., Suite 3000, West Orange, NJ 07052


Clara Maass Medical Center
(973)-450-2000, 1 Franklin Ave., Belleville 07109
Many services available. Call for more information.

Hackensack Meridian HealthMountainside Medical Center
(973)-429-6000, Bay & Highland Ave., Montclair 07042
Many services available. Call for more information.

St. Barnabas Medical Center
(973)-322-5000, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston 07039


1-800-633-4227, TTY: 1-877-486-2048
www.medicare.gov, www.cms.gov


State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Counseling
Access unbiased help with applying for money-saving benefits or comparing drug plans. SHIP counseling also available by appointment only at Mountainside Hospital, 973-643-5710, or at the Montclair Public Library, 973-744-0500, ext. 2235.

SMP (Senior Medical Patrol) of New Jersey
1-732-777-1940, ext. 1117
Protects seniors from Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse.

Mental Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical CenterGeriatric Psychiatry Program
973- 429-6713 Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm
973- 429-6963 at all other times
A community-based inpatient resource devoted exclusively to the needs of seniors with behavioral disorders. The  program provides the finest quality, short-term intervention, assessment and treatment by geriatric specialists. Its goal is to stabilize each patient so they can safely return to their residence or nursing facility.

Serving the Complex Needs of Older Patients
The Mountainside Medical Center Geriatric Psychiatry Program is designed to address the complex needs of older patients with behavioral issues, holistically treating all underlying medical conditions and determining whether medications that have been part of a patient’s regimen are actually causing or contributing to behavioral problems.

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Care
While at Mountainside Medical Center, Geriatric Psychiatry patients receive:

  • Treatment for all underlying medical conditions
  • One-on-one and group therapy
  • Recreational and occupational therapy
  • A polypharmacological assessment (medication review)
  • Music therapy
  • Cognitive therapy

Senior Intervention Helpline at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
(973) 429-6073
A confidential, 24/7 helpline for older adults (65+)who may be experiencing behavioral health concerns.


Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy
(973) 450-2582, One Clara Maass Drive,Belleville 07109
Delivery is available.

PAAD & Senior Gold Applications
Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled; reduction in prescription costs available to those meeting income, age, and/or disability qualifications. Applications available at pharmacies or by calling this number or the local Office on Aging.

Hearing Aid Assistance (HAAD)
Rebates on the purchase of a hearing aid for individuals on PAAD.

Mental Health Resources

Clara Maass Medical Center Behavioral Health
(973) 450-2111 or 1-800-300-0628
One Clara Maass Medical Center,Belleville 07109

The Arc of Essex County
(973) 535-1181, 123 Naylon Ave., Livingston 07039
Adult activity center, group homes, and supervised apartments for developmentally disabled adults. Home visitation services.

Cancer Care Inc.
Provides emotional support, information and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Limited financial assistance for transportation to and from chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy and home care.

Care Plus INC.
(973) 744-6522

Cope Center, INC.
(973) 783-6655, 104 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 07042
Provides individual, group and family counseling.

Family Service League
(973) 746-0800
Counseling services.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
(973) 765-9050
Counseling and supportive services. Non-sectarian.

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Referral to mental health and addiction resources.

Emergency Services

To report an emergency- FIRE –POLICE- AMBULANCE:9-1-1

Personal Emergency Assistance Devices

A personalized electronic response system offering 24-hour coverage. For more information, feel free to read this article from AARP: www.aarp.org/health/doctors-hospitals/info-11-2010/medical_alert_systems.html

Essex County Division of Senior Services
(973)-395-8365, 900 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Call for list of providers.

(800) 693-5433
Alert1 offers a year-long scholarship program for individuals who qualify. The application is here:Alert1 Cares Program Application

Lifeline Program
(800) 752-1914
A 24-hour emergency monitoring service. Subscribers wear a small portable button on a neck chain and can press it for emergency purpose.

New Jersey Relay Services- AT&T
Dial 7-1-1
People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use this as a free service. Someone will assist you in making a phone call.

Verizon Communication Lifeline
If you are 65 or older and your annual income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Income level, then you qualify for Communications Lifeline. Call NJ Shares for questions or information on enrollment.