Board of Health

Clinical Services

The Paramus Board of Health provides a variety of preventive health services. Following is a list of clinical services and programs that are offered throughout the year. We against vaccine-preventable childhood diseases, select screenings, developmental and nutritional assessments, and nurse/physician counseling. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling the Public Health Nurses.

Adult Health Assessment, Blood Pressure and Dia recommend that those interested call for further information since the majority of our programs require an appointment.

This is an adult health assessment and counseling program which includes a blood pressure check and a finger-stick blood sample to measure glucose (sugar) level in the blood. A health assessment is obtained to determine possible risk factors for chronic illnesses, and nurse counseling is provided to promote healthy lifestyles. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling the Public Health Nurses.

Weight Loss Challenge

Held annually, the 2018 6th annual Weight Loss Challenge will start in February and focuses on activities and nutrition to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Blood Chemistry/PSA/Thyroid/A1C/VitD

Held annually during the month of September, this worthwhile and low-cost blood screening is open to all Paramus adults. Participants must visit the Health Dept. prior to the screening to complete a confidential health history form and have their blood pressure checked. A counseling session is held when results are provided along with appropriate literature. Appointments are necessary, and may be made after August 1st by phoning the Public Health Nurses.

Flu Immunization Program

Held in the fall of each year, for all Paramus residents 65 or older, and adults younger than 65 with a chronic health condition. Those younger than 65 must present a current physician's note indicating the need for vaccination. Phone the Paramus Health Department at 201-265-2100, Ext. 2300 in mid to late September to register. Have your Medicare card available when calling.

Community Health Education Programs

Informative educational presentations on a wide variety of health topics, including health literature and audio-visuals, are available to community groups of all ages. Phone the Paramus Health Department at 201-265-2100, Ext. 2300

Home Visits

Home visits are available to homebound residents for flu shots and new parents for counseling and guidance. For information, call the Public Health Nurses.

School Audits

The Public Health Nurse is responsible for the auditing of all immunization records for the private, public, parochial schools, and daycare centers in accordance with the NJ Department of Health regulations.

Communicable Diseases

The Public Health Nurse is responsible for extensive investigation and follow-up, in accordance with the NJ Department of Health regulations, for all communicable diseases.  All investigations are completed in full compliance with the HIPAA regulations for confidentiality, and entered into the NJ Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Public Health Nurse, along with environmental inspectors, conducts environmental investigation, providing lead case management and follow up services to lead exposed children per NJ.A.C 8:51 and protocols and procedures established by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is operating a physician's office staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses and other health care professionals for the purpose of providing free primary care to Bergen County Residents who meet certain income guidelines but have neither medical insurance nor the means to pay for care. Patients will be seen by appointment. For additional information or appointments call: 201-342-2478 or go to their website at www.bvmi.org.

 

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