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State of New Jersey Department of Health

369 S. Warren St.
Trenton, NJ 08608 732-357-7035
www.nj.gov/health 

The state department of health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all New Jerseyans. It oversees all types of health facilities in the state, including hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, drug abuse treatment centers, primary care facilities, nursing homes, hospice care, assisted living, adult day care centers and more.

The department has four branches: the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Office of Population Health, Health Systems and Public Health Services. The department’s main office is in Trenton, with local health offices in each of the state’s 21 counties. Local health units offer many services, including communicable disease investigation and intervention, family planning, immunizations, occupational health services, STD counseling and testing, WIC and nutrition services, women’s health services and more. Services vary by location.

For a full list of local health units, their hours and their available services, visit www.state.nj.us/health/lh/community/index.shtml#1 and use the department’s search tool.

Burlington County Health Department

Raphael Meadow Health Center
15 Pioneer Blvd.
Westampton, NJ 08060 609-265-5548
www.co.burlington.nj.us/290/Health-Department 

The Burlington County Health Department protects and improves the health and well-being of the community, contracting with 40 local boards of health in the county to provide residents, businesses and visitors a variety of health-related programs and services. To meet that goal, the department’s services include ensuring that food and water are safe, providing immunizations for children and adults, responding to health emergencies and encouraging healthy habits — to name just a few.

Ocean County Health Department

175 Sunset Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08754 800-342-9738
www.ochd.org 

The department partners with the community to promote healthy lifestyles and a clean and safe environment, advocating for consistent, quality healthcare for residents. Divisions within the department address topics such as child development services, dental health, alcohol and drug abuse services, communicable diseases, emergency preparedness and more. Visit the website for more information.

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