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Post Date:02/17/2017 10:22 AM

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Topics included in the Feb. 16 edition include free income tax-preparation assistance for seniors and other eligible county residents, the Sheriff’s Office new search-and-rescue drone, a grant-funding opportunity for history and heritage organizations, the annual Excellence in the Arts Awards, and a call for volunteers for the County Animal Response Team.

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Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer

Phone: 908-231-7155
 After Hours: For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
 Fax: 908-704-8042 
 Mail: 27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876

to Somerset County Department of Health

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What We Do:

The Somerset County Department of Health is dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles and a safe environment through effective leadership in public health, comprehensive planning, development of proactive community partnerships and a continued commitment to public health service.  Additionally, SCDOH is the lead agency responsible for countywide Public Health emergency planning and response activities.  

SCDOH provides essential public health services to our contract communities including: 

  • Public Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health  Nursing
  • Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Adult Health Programs

SCDOH also provides and supports  essential services throughout the County and the region, including:

  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
  • TB Control

Who We Serve:

The Somerset County Department of Health serves as the Health Department to our contracted communities: 

If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.