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Health Department

New Milford Health Department
A member of the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission

Board of Health Dept. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Joan LePage - Registrar / BOH Secretary
Phone: 201-967-5044 x 7075

Lori Palma, RN - Public Health Nurse
Phone:  201-967-5044 x 7221

Sam Yanovich - Health Officer 
Phone:  201-599-6290

Joanna Adamiak -
Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Phone: 201-967-5044 x 7222

Thea Sirocchi-Hurley - Council Liaison
A New Milford Health Department Sponsored Event
Bergen County Board of Social Services
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9am to 12 Noon @  
New Milford Borough Hall Health Department
      930 River Road
A representative will be here to assist ALL  INDIVIDUALS including FAMILIES and SENIORS to apply for:
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • NJ Family Care 
Open to all Bergen County Residents.  No Appointment needed.  For more information, please contact the New Milford Health Department at 201-967-7075  Click here for flyer



Available Health Services:

Personal Health Services: Blood Pressure and Counseling at Borough Hall.

hild Health Conference: By appointment only.  Well Child Care to age 5 for uninsured children and immunizations from birth to age 18 for uninsured children.  #KNOWLEAD

Cancer Detection Services for Women: Bergen Regional Out-Patient Department cervical cancer testing, mammography and colorectal screening for uninsured women. Call 201-634-2660 for appointment.

Public & Environmental Health Services: Bergen County Mosquito Control - Residents may call 201-634-2889 to request spraying. The agency handles inspections and complaints.

Bergen Regional Counseling Center: 201-646-0333

Poison Information & Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

Animal Control: All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Dogs must be on a leash. Pooper Scooper law is enforced, please be a good neighbor. Dog or animal bites must be immediately reported to the police by person bitten or by doctor. Free Rabies Clinic held 2nd Saturday of February from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at DPW building. Snow date to be announced as needed.

Vital Statistics: Marriage & Civil Union licenses (by appointment only), certified copies of births, deaths, marriages, civil unions and domestic partnership (proper ID and proof of relationship required).

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Board of Health is to be an advocate for the health of the public. This mission is accomplished through the provision of appropriate services and the enforcement of applicable codes in an effort to maintain the health, safety and comfort of all residents.

What is the Board of Health?

A body of lay people appointed by elected officials of the municipality to formulate policy regarding public health under which the Health Department operates.

What is the Health Department?

A contracted body of professionals who do the actual work of protecting the public health through the Health Officer, Educators, Physicians, Public Health Nurses and Registered Environmental Inspectors.

What does the Board of Health do?

Meets established standards set forth by the State regarding public and environmental health.

When to notify the Health Department?

Any problems or questions related to public or environmental issues, please don't hesitate to call.*(Above answers adopted from Protecting the Health of the People: Your Role as a Member of a NJ Local Board of Health.)

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Attention Pet Owners:  State law requires licensing of cats and dogs every January.  Failure to obtain a pet license will result in a court summons and fine.  If a pet remains unlicensed, late fees also will be assessed, beginning March 1.

Rabies vacinations must be valid through November of the licensing year.  A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 10am to 1pm at the DPW garage. Only pets that are vaccinated will be licensed at the clinic.  Otherwise, licensing must be done by mail, or in person at the health department office at the borough hall, at 930 River Road. For more information call the health department at 201-967-7075. For a 2017 license renewal form, click here.

Frequently Used Health Dept. Links
Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
Health Finder - Federal government guide to reliable health information.

Mental Health Resources

201-262-HELP (201-262-4357) to speak with a Mental Health Counselor

CBH CARE – 201-646-0333 – www.cbhcare.com

Bergen Regional Medical Center – 800-730-2762 (24/7) www.bergenregional.com

Non-Crisis Support Line for Mental Health Recovery – NJ Hopeline 855-654-6735

The Wellness and Support Center, 569 Broadway, Westwood NJ. 201-957-1800. (Crisis Stabilization). 
Board of Health
Member Term
Edward Miller 6/30/18
Marlene Slavin, President 6/30/19
John DiMarchi 6/30/18
Mary McNicholas, R.N. 6/30/17
Marian Maharaj 6/30/17
Denise Brunner 6/30/19
Mary Diedrich M.P.H. 6/30/17
Joan LePage - Secretary

Liason - Councilwoman Sirocchi-Hurley

Board of Health Meetings:  

Held at 4:15 p.m. in Health Department on the 1st Wednesday of the months listed.

January 7, 2017
March 1, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
September 6, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017