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.
Community Outreach Assistance Task Force
The East Hanover Health Department oversees the licensing of pets, animal adoptions, rabies clinics, bite quarantines and road kill pick-ups.
Under Board of Health Ordinance, all mature (defined as 7 month old) dogs and cats must be counted and licensed by the Township. Dog & Cat licenses have to be renewed by January 31st of each year. All animals are required to show proof of current rabies vaccination. Proof of neutering/spaying is required in order to obtain exemption from extra fees. Basic dog license fee is $12.00; cat fee is $10.00. Add another $3.00 OR $5.00 if your dog or cat has not been neutered or spayed. Late fees are assessed ($10.00 per animal) for applications filed after the designated due dates.
East Hanover Township animal control services are provided by Animal Control Solutions LLC. TO REPORT A LOST OR STRAY DOG OR CAT CALL 908-722-1271. After hours report emergencies to the East Hanover Police Department at 973-887-0432.
Rabies is a major health threat. If you see an animal you think may have this disease, please call the Health Department Office at 973-888-6035. Raccoons, skunks and other nocturnal animals that are out during daylight hours should be suspect. Any wild animal that is unusually aggressive or friendly and animals that appear sick should also be reported.
To protect your pet and your family all dogs and cats should be vaccinated for rabies on a regular basis.
The East Hanover Township Department of Health offers a wide range of personal health services. Have questions? Call us! 973-888-6035.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING:
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 973-888-6035 for additional information.
INFLUENZA (FLU) & PNEUMONIA VACCINATION CLINIC:
Flu and Pneumonia vaccination clinics are conducted each fall. Advance registration is required 973-888-6035. 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 Christine DiBrienza, RN, BSN Nursing Supervisor at 973-888-6035.
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 Christine DiBrienza, RN, BSN Nursing Supervisor at 973-888-6035.
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 973-888-6035 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 973-888-6035 for registration and additional information.
SMAC-23 BLOOD SCREENING:
ROSELAND MUNICIPAL BUILDING / EAST HANOVER TOWN HALL
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. Pre- registration is required, additional tests are available for a fee: i.e. PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen). Call 973-888-6035 for more information.
|Senior Podiatry Clinics (Monday 9:00am-12:00pm)||Senior Citizen Blood Pressure Screenings at Senior Center (Monday 12-2pm)|
|Flu & Pneumonia Shots||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 973-888-6035 or check on our main web page monthly.
The Health Department's environmental staff conduct inspections of all food establishments within the Township of East Hanover and the Borough of Roseland. These food establishments include anyone who serves food to the public, from a large grocery store to a small vending machine. Our health inspectors work closely with retail food providers to ensure that that their facilities, services and employees comply with State standards. While most of our communities food establishments are clean and safe, problems can occur. If you ever have a concern about food safety or sanitation in a local food establishment, please let us know! (973-888-6035).
HAZMAT / RIGHT TO KNOW
A variety of information on the hazardous materials used and stored at the commercial, government and institutional facilities in our community are available through the State's Right to Know Program. Much of this information will soon be available on-line. In the mean time, if you have a question about a particular facility or would like some additional information on the Right To Know Program, please feel free to contact the East Hanover Health Department Office. (973-888-6035).
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
|Active||Site has been assigned to a remedial NJ DEP bureau|
|Pending|| Site awaits the execution of an oversight document or the
availability of resources prior to assignment to a remedial bureau
|BFO-N||Bureau of Field Operations -Northern|
|BFO-CA||Bureau of Field Operations. - Case Assignment Section|
|BSCM||Bureau of State Case Management|
|BSM||Bureau of Site Management|
|BUST||Bureau of Underground Storage Tanks|
For additional information on these sites contact the East Hanover Health Department 973-888-6035.
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