Public Health Nursing
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.
- Conduct individual health assessments to determine proper referral for necessary personal health care.
- Offer monthly Blood Pressure Screenings at Hearle Village (3rd Wednesday of each month 9 to 11 a.m.)
Investigate all communicable diseases
- Offer immunizations to include adult vaccinations and childhood vaccinations schedules as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Audit all schools to insure appropriate vaccination levels of each student
- Conduct health promotion programs to help residents identify and change unhealthy lifestyle practices.
- 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 & Investigation
In accordance with New Jersey 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 public health nurses.
In accordance with New Jersey 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 through 8th grade. The immunization records of all high school students are audited once every three years.