The Divsion of Public Health is in the Department of Human Services offers comprehensive health services to enhance your work, your family, your neighborhood and your life.
201 South Shore Road, Stillwater Building
Northfield
New Jersey
08225
United States
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  • Department of Human Services

    Division of Public Health

    Health Topics - Maternal and Child Health

    The Division works closely with mothers and their children to promote family health.

    Childhood Check Ups, Shots, Hearing/Vision Screening – Low annual fee immunizations and other "well-child" health services are available for children until age 19 who have no insurance or have NJ Family Care Plan A.  Services are available at the Atlantic County Division of Public Health in Northfield and Hammonton.  Appointments are required.  Please call (609) 645-7700, extension 4500 for more information.  Atlantic City residents must contact the Atlantic City Health Department. 

    Immunization Schedule

    Your Best Shot at Staying Healthy: Immunizations for Birth through 18 Years
    Immunization Schedules for Infants and Children
    Immunization Schedules for Preteens and Teens

    Immunization Information

    The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (English)
    The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (Spanish)
    Information about Lead Poisoning
    Information about Childhood Lead Poisoning Program and Lead Abatement

    Women’s Health Clinic

    Northfield (609) 645-5933
    The Division of Public Health offers free women’s health clinics to Atlantic County residents 18 and over. Services include a Pap Smear, Pelvic Exam, Breast Exam, Mammogram Referral, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Colorectal screening as well as Health Counseling. For residents with no health insurance.  If you have health insurance with high deductibles and/or low reimbursement payments. Clinics are held at the Stillwater Building at 201 South Shore Road in Northfield and at 310 Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton. Appointments are necessary. Call (609) 645-5933 for more information.

    Adult Immunizations

    Immunizations are essential to protect children from many devastating diseases but adults also need immunizations.  The NJ Department of Health reports that over 40,000 adults die each year from diseases for which an immunization is available. The Division of Public Health provides vaccinations for adults 19 years of age and older at no charge for residents without insurance and those whose insurance does not cover these vaccines.  For information and/or an appointment call (609) 645-7700, ext. 4393 or 4500.

    Immunization schedule

    Recommendations for the Adult Vaccine Schedule

    More information about the diseases preventable by vaccinations.

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    Prenatal Care Services in Atlantic County

    mother carrying child - maternal illustration

    If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, and need prenatal care you can access prenatal services in Atlantic County at the following locations:

    • Southern Jersey Family Medical  Center
      If you have no insurance and low income, urine testing can be done at any of the SJFMC locations (Atlantic City, Pleasantville, and  Hammonton) as a walk-in client, free of charge. Call 1-800-486-0131 for specific instructions.
    • AtlantiCare Women’s Health Services
      Located in Egg Harbor Township. You need to have a confirmed positive pregnancy lab work prior to the appointment. The office will assist the client with obtaining Medicaid insurance. To make an appointment call (609) 677-7780.
    • Reliance OB/GYN
      Prenatal Care services are available in Somers Point, Galloway, and  Atlantic City.  You must have a confirmed positive pregnancy test but they will provide one for a fee. The office will assist with obtaining Medicaid insurance. To make an appointment call  1-800-251-8464.

    Home Visiting Programs

    Because babies don’t come with instructions, home visiting
    programs are designed to promote healthy pregnancies.

    There has been intake process established in Atlantic County where the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative’s Connections serves as the central intake HUB for all referrals. Referrals can be faxed to 1-877-432-8603 or made via phone at 1-800-611-8326.

    You also may qualify for the Supplemental  Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the Pleasantville or Atlantic City locations.
    Call (609) 347-5656 for more information.

    Learn More

    For more information, contact the nurses in our Community Health/Clinical Services Unit at (609) 645-5933 or visit the resource pages listed below:

    2010 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Study Results

    New Jersey Maternal, Child and Community Health Services

    Women's Resources

    Children's Health Page

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