The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is in the Department of Human Services and 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
+1 (609) 645-5935 +1 (609) 645-5931

Department of Human Services

Division of Public Health

Division of Public Health

Welcome to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health

Atlantic County Community Health Needs Assessment

AtlantiCare is providing a community health needs assessment of Atlantic County. Findings from this assessment will be utilized to prioritize public health issues and develop a community health implementation plan focused on meeting the identified community needs.
This survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete and is available to any resident of Atlantic County.

AtlantiCare
Community Health Needs Survey

Prepare for a Public Health Emergency at ReadyAtlantic.org

Get involved by joining the Medical Reserve Corps

 

We envision a community where every person enjoys a healthy lifestyle in a healthy environment. We are making that vision a reality by offering comprehensive health services to enhance your work, your family, your neighborhood and your life. Take a look at our programs and services. And remember that we are here for you with information, advice and the ability to help you enjoy better living – healthy living in Atlantic County.

Changing with the Seasons
Seasonal Health Tips

Mosquitoes and ticks can spread diseases, like West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Protect yourself! Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insect repellent that contains one of the following ingredients: picaridan, DEET, IR-3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Always follow label directions. Mosquito proof your yard. Eliminate standing water on your property. Any container that holds water can be a home for mosquito larvae. To prevent tick bites, avoid wooded or brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. Check yourself and your pets after being outdoors. If you find a tick attached to your skin, remove it as soon as possible. Visit mosquitoe and tick borne diseases for more information. 

Coronavirus

(COVID-19) Hotlines:

Call: 2-1-1

Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211  for live text assistance
Visit nj.gov/health for additional information

NJ Mental Health Helpline
1-866-202-HELP (4357)

(8 AM – 8 PM daily)

Area Vaccination Options

COVID-19 Boosters for Immunocompromised

Atlantic County COVID-19 Testing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

NJ Department of Health

COVID-19 Information for Veterans

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

New Guidelines for Childhood Lead Screenings

In September 2017,  New Jersey's reference level for high childhood lead exposure dropped from 10 ug/dL to 5 ug/dL. This means that more children will likely be identified as having an elevated blood lead level—allowing parents, doctors, public health officials, and communities to take action earlier to reduce the child's future lead exposure. Children can be exposed to lead through lead-based paint, toys, certain parental occupations or hobbies, soil, dust, drinking water, air and food. Children put their hands in their mouths more often than adults. It's especially important for them to wash their hands before eating and after playing outside. If a child has lead in his or her blood, it can affect IQ, ability to pay attention, hearing and speech, behavior, growth and development, and academic achievement. All children should be screened at age 1 and 2, or by age 6 if they were never previously tested. Speak with your child's pediatrician to get a lead screening. If your child is uninsured or underinsured, call 609-645-7700 ext. 4500 to check for eligibility and make an appointment for a grant-funded lead screening. For more information visit: http://www.state.nj.us/health/childhoodlead/ or https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

Live Stronger, Longer

Health Clinics and Screenings
FREE Health Screenings

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Americans of all ages can lower this risk by talking to their doctors and using antibiotics appropriately. Learn more

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