Health Services Department

Office Hours

  • The office of the Public Health Nurse is located on the third floor of the Municipal Building of the Borough of New Providence.  The office hours are 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Please call (908) 743-1049 or email for any questions/issues.
  • The New Providence Health Department is affiliated with the Westfield Regional Health Department in Westfield, NJ.  Office hours are 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.  The Westfield Regional Health Department phone number is (908) 789-4070.

Well Child Clinic

    • This is a free service for all residents, (ages 2 months to 18 years) who are without health insurance & vaccine coverage.
    • The clinics are held at the Westfield Regional Health Department 2 times per month according to need.
    • Services include physical examinations, immunizations, and lead testing.  Appointments required and available by calling the Westfield Regional Health Department: (908) 789-4070.

Community Health Programs & Senior Citizen Services

  • The File of Life Program is a free medical information card that records all vital health information for emergency purposes; Call the Public Health Nurse to obtain the free File of Life card.
  • In home COVID19 boosters can be provided to homebound residents and their caregivers by calling the Public Health Nurse arranging an appointment.
  • Care packages can be delivered to homebound senior citizens, please call or email Public Health Nurse for details.

Community Health / Disease Surveillance / School Audits / Health Information

  • Investigation, tracking and reporting on communicable disease for all Borough residents.
  • Evaluation of student immunization records for completeness in all the Borough schools.
  • The Nurse can provide information on resources available within Union County.
  • Read about safe ways to dispose of medical waste and syringes.

 Important Information:

Food Safety

Travelers’ Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NJ DOH is encouraging NJ residents to “Fight the Bite” from ticks and mosquitos:

Mosquito borne illness

Join Rutgers in identifying local tick species

brief guide to insect repellent

how to avoid tick bites

How to prevent mosquitos

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