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Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC) : - Monday –Friday 8:30am -4:30 pm. Evening hours are available Mondays and Wednesdays. Checks/vouchers for nutritious foods and infant formula, breastfeeding and nutritional counseling are provided to enrollees of the program. The Nutritionists conduct individualized counseling with program parents.

Every month a specific topic concerning nutrition is taught to parents concerning the healthy development of the child and family receiving nutritional supplementation by the staff dietician. The nutrition theme for this month is “Eat Right”. Families will observe models and samples of appropriate portion sizes in the various food groups.

Call for information or to determine eligibility at 973-395-8960 Ms. Monica Coombs, Registered Dietician, WIC Coordinator

Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP): Providing children with nutritious meals who attend daycares, preschools and after-school programs throughout East Orange, Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Irvington, Newark, Bloomfield, Belleville, Montclair ).

The meal menus are approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture. To become a program participant please call. Mandatory training sessions are conducted by this division, for Site Directors, Food Program Monitors, Site Supervisors, Food Handlers and staff. For additional information about this program or to register your facility / school for this program, call Mrs. Renee Muhammad, Program Director at to 973 380 0830, Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Environmental: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This division conducts health inspections and enforces mandated health codes, tobacco and nuisance investigations, as well as citation of relevant violations. They are also responsible for monitoring animal control regulations and violations, rodent control projects and seasonal activities which include pool inspections (June to September), rabies clinics (June and September ).

Vital Statistics:  Birth, death and marriage certificates and licenses Monday –Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A special note from the Registrar: “Marriage, civil union and domestic partnership applications are being processed according to the rule change that either applicant can be a resident of the City of East Orange. The current application fee is $28.00. A pamphlet entitled “Entering into a Marriage or Civil Union in New Jersey “is available in the Registrar’s office. Inquiries and information may be directed to; Ms. Cynthia Moore, Certified Municipal Registrar, at 973-266-5450.

Nursing: Monday – Friday, 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The following clinical services are available to East Orange residents; Child Health Conferences (Well Baby Clinic) to Immunizations/, Tuberculosis and Senior Health Clinic. Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic open to anyone regardless of residence. Monday –Friday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Call for the current schedule. Promotion of community “breast and prostate health“ continues with community outreach and screenings ” that are conducted in collaboration with the S.A.V. E. Program of University of Medicine and Dentistry Hospital of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Mammograms are performed by appointment, at no cost to the participant. The next Mammogram screening date is April 7, 2011, 2011 Call for an appointment. Free prostate cancer screening for men is available. Call for the next prostate clinic date, qualifying information or an appointment. Diabetes and blood pressure screenings are available, call for an appointment or walk-in. Please call for information or an appointment; Mrs. Sharon Bland, LPN, of the Nursing Division at 973-266-5463/5434 or Health Educator Karen Johnson-LaRussa RN, BS at 973-266-5429.

Dental:  Monday –Friday; 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Clinical dental services are available to children of East Orange residents' kindergarten to eighteen years of age. Outreach, education and screenings of school-aged children are conducted in city schools. This division participates in community outreach/education events as scheduled. To request an outreach session, information or an appointment call: 973-266-5477, Ms. Marilyn Rohmoser, D. T. of the Dental Services Division.

HIV Testing:  Monday–Friday 9:00 am -4:00 pm. Counseling and testing is available to the public at large. Clinics are held in East Orange, Orange and West Orange. The Annual HIV Testing day/week is in June. Call for an appointment/information Mr. Oscar Ogletree, HIV Coordinator, at 973-266-5454/5453.

Lead Poisoning:  Nursing case management and environmental inspections for children/families affected by lead poisoning. Children aged 1-6 years, may be screened for lead poisoning, at no cost, every Tuesday in January, in the Child Health Conference Clinic located in the basement. Education / Outreach sessions available upon request. Home inspections and related consultations are performed according to local and state protocols. Call for inquiries, general information or concerns; Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, contact Ms. Marie Niasse MSN @ 973-266-5489.

Weights and Measures:  - Measuring, testing and inspecting consumer products, services and trades (i.e. Grocery stores, gas stations etc.), based on weights and measures. Outreach sessions available upon request Contact Mr. Girard Lukowiak, Superintendent @ 973-677-8929 for inquiries and additional information.

Health Education: Monthly outreach and education as recognized from the National Health Observances Calendar and by the Health Officer of East Orange. Health information is disseminated at the Health Department lobby, City Hall Rotunda, Health Department clinic lobby; and to various community groups. Additional information can be found by using the web links on the health pages or by calling: 973-266-5429/email. Karen Johnson-LaRussa RN, BS, Community Health Ed.(During the month, check the” Health Departments” Outdoor Information Board, on 143 New St.)


Rochelle D. Williams-Evans,
Health Officer, Director

143 New Street
East Orange, NJ 07017  

Phone:  973- 266-5490

Fax:  973-266-5402