Health Department General Information


Dee Riou, Health Department
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(973) 239-1410 ex. 224





Sue Portuese, Health Officer is pleased to announce that the Cedar Grove Health Department will be sponsoring a FREE Rabies Clinic for pets in need of license renewals and are not currently vaccinated.  The New Jersey State Health Department now recommends revaccination every two years.  No pet licenses will be issued without an up-to-date rabies vaccination.


The program will be held on Tuesday, FEBRUARY 21th, 2017 at the TownHall Parking Lot, 525 Pompton Avenue. Dogs will be vaccinated from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Cats will be vaccinated from 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM.


Dogs and Cats should not be fed for (6) six hours prior to the rabies vaccination. Each dog and cat must be on a leash or in a carrier and must be accompanied by an adult.


Licenses and applications will be available at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Department at (973)239-1410 Ext: 224



Call for infromation on other Clinics in the area:

Montclair Health Department

 Harrison Ave Fire Station, @ Cedar Ave. 

Call for more information: (973)509-4970

Dogs 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Cats  6:45 PM to 7:30 PM


Verona Health Department

Verona DPW Garage, Ozone Ave. 

Call for more information (973)857-4800

Dogs 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.  Cats  6:45 PM to 7:30 PM



Rabies Fact Sheet


 SAFE SYRINGE DISPOSAL GUIDE - for home generated medical waste 


211 Nonemergency Helpline - A helpful referal service


Welfare/Food Stamp Information










    Montclair Health Department  
Winter / Spring Health Screening 2013

All held at 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair

Please call (973) 509-4974 to schedule an appointment

Please call no earlier than one (1) month prior to the screening.






Vaccines are one of the public health’s greatest triumphs.  With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy, not even antibiotics, has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease and improving health.  However, vaccine-preventable diseases and deaths still occur in persons of all ages in the US.

Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that once routinely killed or harmed tens of thousands of infants, children and adults.

Did you know that Adults require routine tetanus boosters every 10 years?

Montclair Health Department offers low cost immunizations for residents of Montclair, Cedar Grove, Verona, Nutley, and Belleville. Registered Nurses under the supervision of a physician administer the vaccines for protection against:

• Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (German Measles)
• Meningitis
• Polio
• Tetanus & Diphtheria
• Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis
• Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
• Shingles

Some of these immunizations are also recommended for travelers to foreign countries.  The immunizations will be offered at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Ave., 3rd flr in the Health Department.  Please call (973) 509-4980 for an appointment.




Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you have had chicken pox, the virus remains in your nervous system for many years and can reactivate to cause shingles. Shingles causes a blistering rash on one side of the body that can be very painful. The rash can last up to 30 days and the resulting pain can last from months to years. More than 43 million adults over the age of 60 in the US are at risk for shingles. There are about 1 million new cases per year, half of which are in people 60 and over.

There is now a vaccine for adults 60 years and older to help prevent shingles. It is called Zostavax and is manufactured by MERCK & Co., Inc. It is given by a single dose injection. The vaccine is most effective in preventing shingles in the 60-69 age group. In the 70-79 age group, it is most effective in preventing pain from shingles. The most frequently reported side effects related to the vaccine were headache and injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness.

This vaccine is available at the Montclair Health Department Adult Immunization Clinic. The cost of the vaccine is $175. Many health plans have approved reimbursement for Zostavax including Medicare Part D. Depending on your Medicare Part D coverage; you may just be charged a co-pay. Merck makes this vaccine available, free of charge, to eligible individuals who are uninsured and cannot afford vaccines.

Please call the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4974 for further information about the vaccine or to put your name on the reserved list. Many other adult vaccines are available at the Montclair Health Department including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and meningitis vaccine, some of which are recommended for travel. Visit  http://  for vaccine travel information.