Susan DeGraw, Public Health Nurse - (973)835-5700 x.135
Jean Vrablik, Public Health Nurse - (973)835-5700 x.109
The Health Department staff of licensed Registered Nurses coordinates the various health programs sponsored by the Pequannock Township Health Department. Our nurses are also a valuable resource for all residents who have any concerns about many issues regarding their own health and safety or that of the community. The following services are provided to the resident of the communities served by the Health Department.
Child Health Conference
This is a program which offers well child care and free federally funded vaccines to children for the communities which we serve. Services are provided to residents who are uninsured or underinsured. The cost for this service is $10 per visit. The Child Health Conference is staffed by a licensed pediatrician and registered nurses.
The Health Department will no longer be offering influenza vaccinations in a community clinic setting, beginning with the 2015 flu season. This decision was made with careful consideration and data collection over the past few seasons. There has been a steady decline in residents attending these clinics, perhaps due to the increased accessibility of influenza vaccine at other venues.
We encourage you take this opportunity to schedule an appointment for your annual vaccination with your medical provider or convenient retail outlets.
However, for homebound residents our public health nurses will setup a home visit. Please call the Health Department to make an appointment.
Periodic Skin Cancer Screenings..
Preschool vision screenings offered by the staff yearly.
Free Monthly Blood Pressure screenings along with cardiovascular education offered Monthly in each town we serve
Communicable Disease Reporting and Investigation
In accordance with NJ Administrative Code Title 8, Chapters 57 and 58 and to protect the public health, certain communicable diseases and conditions are required to be reported in a timely manner, by specific health care providers, administrators, and laboratory directors. These reports are investigated by the the public health nurses.
In accordance with NJ State Sanitary Code 8:57–4.2 Chapter 14 Immunization of Pupils in School, the public health nurses conduct annual audits of the immunization records of all public and private school students in pre-school thru 8th grade. The immunization records of all high school students are audited once every three years.