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The mission of the East Hanover Health Department is to improve the health and quality of life of the citizens of East Hanover Township and Roseland Borough through the use of health promotion strategies, health protection strategies, preventive services and community health surveillance.
The East Hanover Health Department oversees the licensing of pets, animal adoptions, rabies clinics, bite quarantines and road kill pick-ups.
The East Hanover Township Department
of Health offers a wide range
|Free blood pressure screening is available to all residents every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the East Hanover Municipal Building from 9:00am to 10:00am and at the Roseland Borough Hall every 3rd Friday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Screenings are conducted by our public health nursing staff and pre-registration is not required. Please call the Health Department Office at 973-428-3035 for additional information.|
INFLUENZA (FLU) & PNEUMONIA VACCINATION CLINIC:
|Flu and Pneumonia vaccination clinics are conducted each fall. Advance registration is required 973-428-3035. The fee for residents 65 years and older with Medicare Part B only is free all other residents will be charged $20.00. A receipt will be provided to you for possible reimbursement from your own provider. It is the residents responsibility to submit for his/her own reimbursement. Please make checks payable to: Township of East Hanover. Same rates apply for residents requesting a Pneumonia Vaccine.|
WELL CHILD PROGRAM:
CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
|Low or No cost programs to families without insurance please contact Joan Swanson, RN at 973-428-3035.|
PRESCHOOL VISION HEARING AND BLOOD LEAD SCREENING
|A free vision and hearing screening for preschool age children is available in May at the East Hanover Township Health Department Office. A free blood lead screening is also available. For information on dates and registration , contact Joan Swanson, RN at 973-428-3035|
AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED FAMILIES
|The NJ Family Care program can provide affordable health insurance to uninsured families. (A family of four (4) can make a maximum yearly income of $59,675 and still qualify.) A comprehensive package of services is provided including vaccinations, preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing. For more information contact the Health Department Office at 973-428-3035 or the NJ Family Care Program at 800-701-0710.|
|WOMEN'S CANCER SCREENING:|
|MEN'S CANCER SCREENING:|
|SKIN CANCER SCREENING|
|Low cost cancer screenings for men and women are sponsored by the Health Department several times a year. The Men's Cancer Screening is usually offered each May and the Women's Cancer Screening in the Spring. Contact the Health Department Office at 973-428-3035 for registration and additional information.|
SMAC-23 BLOOD SCREENING:
|ROSELAND MUNICIPAL BUILDING:|
|EAST HANOVER TOWN HALL:|
|WEST ESSEX HEALTH FAIR|
|SMAC-23 Blood Screening is a comprehensive blood test that reports cholesterol (HDL/LDL), glucose & triglyceride levels and other blood parameters. The Blood screening is available to all East Hanover & Roseland residents age 18 and older. Screenings are conducted twice annually. Fee for the SMAC blood screening is $23.00 and prior registration is required, additional tests are available for a fee: PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) $26.00. Call 973-428-3035 for more information.|
Senior Podiatry Clinics (Monday 9:00am-12:00pm)
Flu & Pneumonia Shots
Senior Citizen Blood Pressure Screenings at Senior Center (Monday 12-2pm)
Female Cancer Screenings
Male Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening
East Hanover SMAC Blood Screening
Preschool Vision, Hearing & Blood Lead Screening
For times and dates on these events you can contact the Health Department at 973-428-3035 or check on our main web page monthly.
HAZMAT / RIGHT TO KNOW
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
For additional information on these sites contact the East Hanover Health Department (973-428-3035).
Set between the Passaic & Whippany Rivers, East Hanover's many wetland areas provide an ideal habitat for mosquitoes. From late Spring to early Fall, mosquitoes can be a significant nuisance particularly in residential areas adjacent to wetlands.
The Morris County Mosquito Commission is the lead agency for mosquito control in Morris County. The Commission employs a modern, integrated approach to mosquito control that includes monitoring, sampling, larval control, habitat reduction and adult mosquito control. The Morris County Mosquito Commission conducts inspections and control on both public and private property.
TO REPORT A MOSQUITO BREEDING SITE CALL: 973-285-6450
Encephalitis" means an inflammation of the brain and can be caused by viruses and bacteria, including viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. West Nile encephalitis is an infection of the brain caused by West Nile virus, a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. West Nile virus was first detected in the Western Hemisphere in New York City in August, 1999.It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus. West Nile virus is transmitted to people through the bite of a mosquito (primarily the Culex species) that is infected with West Nile virus. You can not contract West Nile Encephalitis from handling live or dead infected birds.
Studies have shown that normally only a small percentage of humans infected with the virus will show symptoms of disease. Most infections are mild and symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches, often with skin rash and swollen lymph glands. More severe infection may be marked by headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, paralysis and, rarely, death. No human cases of West Nile Encephalitis have been reported in New Jersey. More Info on West Nile Encephalitis is Available Here
Mosquito populations can be reduced on your property and your neighborhood by eliminating standing water:
Used as directed insect repellent products containing DEET (N,N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide) can provide effective protection against mosquitoes. DEET was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and patented in 1946 by the U.S. Army. It was approved for use by the general public in 1957. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 38 percent of the U.S. population uses DEET-based repellents each year.
CDC recommendations for Insect Repellents: