Board of Health

Image of Flowers in New ProvidenceThe Board of Health is responsible for assessing the status of public health in the community, developing policies to address public health needs and assuring that these needs are met.

The Borough of New Providence works with the Westfield Regional Health Department in ensuring the health and safety of the residents is always at the highest level. The Westfield Regional Health Department also keeps the community updated with up in coming laws and news items. The Board of Health is also responsible for inspecting and issuing permits to food vendors, food establishments, community pools and other New Providence businesses.

With the help of the Westfield Regional Health Department and the State of New Jersey the Borough is able to hold a Free Rabies Clinic every year in January to aide in the immunization of dogs and cats.

There are also a number of Health Services provided by the Public Health Nurse. A list of those services can be found here.

Board of Health Permit Applications can be found here.

Dog and Cat Licenses can be purchased now. The last day to purchase an animal license without penalty is February 28, 2020.



Take the Westfield Regional Health Department Community Survey

The Westfield Health Department has developed a survey in an effort to collect local health data from our residents.  (The New Providence Board of Health is affiliated with the Westfield Regional Health Department).  The Westfield Regional Health Department intends to use the survey responses to create a community health improvement plan for the areas that it serves.  If you are interested in creating a healthier, happier and even more vibrant community, please take a moment to complete the survey below to make your voice count.

Coronavirus 24-Hour Public Hotline – 1-800-222-1222

New Jersey has set up a hotline staffed by the State’s poison control center:


Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free and available 24-hours/day.

For additional guidance and resources see the New Jersey State Department of Health and the CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coronavirus Information - January 27, 2020

Lead Information

Flu Season

Lyme Disease Information

Animal Control Information

Rodent Preventative Fact Sheet Mosquito Protection Information



Pat Silvagni, President; Dr. Kevin Lake, Vice President; Dr. Paul Carniol, Dr. Richard Nelson, Christopher Stieh,1st Alternate Lisa McKnight, and  2nd Alternate, Jaime Lauren.


Diane Wolfe
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
908-665-1400 x 8214


Jennifer Aranda, R.N., P.H.N.
Please see our Health Services Department page for information on specific health services available to Borough residents.


Megan Avallone, Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 789-4070


Beau Preston, Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 789-4070 ext. 4090


Animal Control Solutions, LLC

Phone: 908-722-1271
Fax: 908-722-2026


Dr. Robert Robinson

Matt Cumiskey


To volunteer please complete the online Volunteer Application.



January 8
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July 8
September 9
October 28

All meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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