The latest information from the Health Department
03/31/2020 6:22 PM
Residents are urged to limit their exposure by staying home.
03/25/2020 7:05 PM
The county is setting up a drop off site in Hillsborough to collect PPE.
03/22/2020 3:27 PM
Lets county request assistance and resources from state & federal government.
03/21/2020 8:31 AM
There are currently no reports of the coronavirus in Somerset County, but we are closely monitoring the evolving situation.
03/10/2020 2:23 PM
Freeholder Director Robinson wants to assure residents that their safety is a top priority.
03/03/2020 3:23 PM
As of Monday, Feb. 10, no coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases have been reported in Somerset County - but the county continues to be vigilant.
02/10/2020 4:10 PM
Important information for SNAP recipients
01/14/2019 2:23 PM
Thanks to everyone who donated to this annual Thanksgiving program benefiting needy families in our area.
12/20/2018 10:30 AM
The goals of this program are to prevent homelessness and to help working families achieve financial stability.
12/17/2018 12:00 PM
Somerset County has been named No. 1 in New Jersey for livability, health, families and outdoor activities.
You can get free email or text alerts in the event of inclement weather that affects county roads, programs or services.
The Somerset County Department of Health has been named to the 2017-18 New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll.
05/01/2018 3:30 PM
For the third year in a row, a national survey has ranked Somerset County among the top three healthiest counties in New Jersey.
03/14/2018 12:00 PM
January is National Radon Awareness Month
01/09/2018 11:45 AM
The county Prosecutor's Office and Department of Human Services are collaborating on strategies to address the growing problem of opioid drug abuse.
01/03/2018 2:00 PM
Nov. 20 is Public Health Thank You Day and an opportunity to recognize and thank health professionals.
11/20/2017 3:30 PM
Over 200 comfort bags, $1,700 in gift cards and baskets for individual distribution were donated to breast cancer patients at RWJ Somerset Hospital.
10/26/2017 12:39 PM
Early detection and lifestyle modifications were the focus of the event. On-site was a mobile health van for residents to receive well-woman exams.
10/26/2017 11:27 AM
September is National Preparedness Month and a time to evaluate how ready you are.
09/01/2017 1:02 PM
Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer
|After Hours:||For emergencies, dial 9-1-1|
|Mail:||27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876|
|Directions to Somerset County Department of Health|
Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
|COVID-19 Cases||Total Deaths|
*All 21 municipalities
**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC.
As of 7/2/20, 2pm
Freeholder Director Robinson response to Coronavirus COVID-19
Health Director Reddy gives background on the Coronavirus COVID-19
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
- Consumer 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:
- Bedminster (including Pluckemin, Pottersville)
- Bound Brook
- Far Hills
- Franklin (including East Millstone, Franklin Park, Kingston, Middlebush, Griggstown, Little Rocky Hill, Somerset, Zarephath)
- North Plainfield
If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.