Our mission is to protect public health, promote individual well-being & prevent diseases.
Essential activities the Department provides for the Community:
- Prevents epidemics and the spread of disease
- Protects against environmental hazards
- Prevents injuries
- Promotes and encourages healthy behaviors
- Responds to disasters and assists communities in recovery
- Assures the quality and accessibility of health services
The goal of the Health Department is to improve the health of the community by providing residents with Programs that includes:
The Health Department employs full-time licensed staff that includes: a Health Officer, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health Field Investigator, two Public Health Nurses, Registrar of Vital Statistics, and two Animal Control Officers. A Health Educator is on staff on a contractual basis.
Fight the Flu
The Ewing Township Health Department offers free flu shots to Ewing residents at a number of convenient locations in the Township on selected dates in October and November. The 2017 schedule will be posted in early Fall.
The Flu Vaccine is RECOMMENDED for ALL Adults and children aged 6 months and older (with rare exception*), and REQUIRED for children attending nursery school and children in daycare who are 6 months to 5 years of age.
*People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine should not receive the vaccine. If you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine, or if you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, talk to your doctor before getting the flu shot and bring doctor’s permission note.
Postpone getting a flu shot if you have a fever or feel ill.
• Be sure to wear short sleeve shirts and loose fitting clothing
• ALL INSURANCE CARDS must be presented
• Pregnant and breast feeding women must provide a note from their obstetrician.
For more information, call the Health Department at (609) 883-2900 ext. 7685 or 7686.
Information for New Moms
We know this is an exciting time, and you may have many questions about taking care of your newborn. Our Public Health nurses are here to assist you. We are available to visit you after your delivery to:
- Answer questions about caring for your baby, including feeding, sleep schedules, and what to do when your baby gets sick
- Provide advice on topics such as self-care and stress management
- Inform you about services available to you in the community, including our free clinic for children without health insurance or who receive NJ Family Care Plan A.
Our Free Clinic
- Is located at the Ewing Township Health Department
- Is typically the first Thursday of the month
- Hours are 8:30 am-noon
- By appointment only
- Services for your child include: physical examination, nutrition counseling, and immunizations provided by a pediatrician free of charge.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for the baby clinic or a home visit! (609)‐883‐2900, ext. 7685 or 7686.
Your Ewing Township Public Health Nurses
New Mom information pamphlet on home and child safety, vaccinations, positive parenting, feed and diet, and lead poisoning. CLICK HERE
for an informational phamplet.
Mosquito Proof Your Yard
For more information please CLICK HERE
to read about ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Yard
Zika Virus Information
NJ Public Heath TV page
his page has all our videos including Preparedness, Zika and Ebola.
Local Students’ Documentary Release Coincides With The Grand Opening Of Ewing’s New Animal Shelter
Give Me Shelter takes an inside look at the Ewing Animal Shelter and EASEL (Ewing Animal Shelter Extension League) in their efforts to find homes for man’s best friend. From the opening of a new shelter to adoption days, this documentary explores ways in which people can help. Join us in our efforts to provide these animals with better lives by giving back to local animal shelters.
Our thanks to TCNJ students Carolina Chica, Colin Beirne, Monica Blumenstein, Connor Kennedy and Joe Vasile. Congratulations on a job well done!
Teri Vacirca x7691
Junior Abel x7619
Carol Martin x7695
Heather Larovere x7686
Sharon Canulli x7685
Animal Control Officer
Rick Moore x7175
p: (609) 883-2900 ext. 7691
f: (609) 883-0215
Township of Ewing
Public Health Officer
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
Hours of Operation
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm