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Health Department

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

 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

James Fedorko - Health Officer  - Phone:  551-238-9590

Ruby Parra/Susan Barker- Registered E.H. Specialist - Phone: 201-967-5044 x 7404

Randi Duffie - Council Liaison
Rodent Control is a Community-Wide issue that requires your Support and Participation

Many towns in Bergen County, especially those near rivers, streams and creeks have seen increases in rodent populations over time.  While the Health Dept. and DPW employ some strategies to help control rodents, your participation is needed to keep them out of your neighborhood. Click here for further info and to find out what New Milford is doing to combat rodent activity.
Tick Testing is available  for FREE from a lab at SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Visit here for instructions and a form to send a tick for testing:  https://thangamani-lab.com/tick-submission.  
BERGEN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
MOSQUITO CONTROL PUBLIC NOTICE
04/2021 - Mosquito Control is everyone's responsibility; do your part by preventing mosquitoes from breeding on your property. For more info on mosquitoes and mosquito control contact The BC Mosquito Control Program at 201-634-2880 or 201-634-2881 and or visit our website here.
In compliance with Section 9.10 of the NJ Pesticide Control Code (N.J.A.C. Title 7 Chapter 30), the BCDPW -Mosquito Control Division will be applying insecticides to control and reduce adult mosquito populations on an area-wide basis as needed throughout Bergen County during the period from 4/30/21 to 10/31/21.
The insecticides used will be those recommended by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for the control of adult mosquitoes which include:
• DUET/ DUET HD (Active Ingredients: Prallethrin and Resmethrin)
• Zenivex (Active Ingredient: Etofenprox)
• Fyfanon (Active Ingredient: Malathion)
These may be applied using truckmounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) equipment or by helicopter. All products will be applied according to product labeling and NJAES recommendations.  Click here for FAQ's and chemical information.
In case of a pesticide emergency, contact the NJ Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222; or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378 for routine pesticide-related health inquiries.
Upon request the BC Mosquito Control shall provide a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except when conditions necessitate insecticide applications sooner than 12 hours. The phone number for updated information on time and location of applications is 201-225-7000, option 1. For info on pesticide regulations, complaints and health referrals contact the NJ Pesticide Control Program at 1-609-984-6568.
The Center For Alcohol and Drug Resources

#STOPTHEODS

 We are proud to announce that we have launched a 24/7 hotline in partnership with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office to help Bergen County residents access addiction services and support while we are all staying at home

Call / Text: 201-589-2976
Hotline Services available 24/7
      
 
NM BD OF HEALTH COVID-19
Please click on the letter above for the latest message from the NM Board of Health regarding COVID-19
FOOD CONTAINER WARNING
Please click on the letter above regarding food containers from the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Comm.
 

MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

  • Complete the Marriage Application form shown above on the right under Health Department Forms.
  • Send completed form to jlepage@newmilfordboro.com  with copies of your driver's licenses (at least one of you must have a New Milford address on your D.L.).  Also submit your witness's I.D.
  • Application will be reviewed and the Registrar will call applicants to set time and date for an appointment to meet with all parties at Borough Hall for reading of the oath and signatures.
  • Payment of $28, check, money order or cash in exact amount accepted at the time of meeting.
  • Please call Joan LePage, CMR at 201-967-7075 if you have any questions.
  • A Marriage License will be issued and is valid for 30 days.

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 as of 3/1.

Rabies vacinations must be valid through November of the licensing year.  A free rabies vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday February 13, 2021 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.

*** Suicide Prevention  1-800-273-8255 ***
Safe Disposal of Expired Or Unused Medications
Residents may drop-off expired or unused medications in a receptacle inside the lobby of the New Milford Police Department 24 hours a day.

Safe Syringe/Sharps Disposal Program
This program is offered at Holy Name Medical Center’s Environmental Services at 201-833-3176 and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center at 201-894-3189. Please call these numbers for more information.

Vaccinating your Baby on Time is Important for Disease Protection

There's no greater joy than helping your baby grow up healthy and happy. That's why most parents choose immunization. Giving your baby the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect him from 14 serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough. Learn more about the many reasons to vaccinate your baby

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).
 



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT CORONAVIRUS


State Website: COVID19.nj.gov 
Info Hub - Ask Questions


24hr PUBLIC HOTLINE  
800-222-1222


MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE 
877-294-HELP (4357)

NJ-2-1-1 For general information & basic needs, Dial 211.
For alerts/updates,
text NJCOVID to 898-211


CORONAVIRUS FACT SHEET
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).