Long Beach Township Health Department was formed and became responsible for providing public health activities to the residents of Long Beach Township
Beach Haven Boro joined Long Beach Township to provide public health services, and following suit was Surf City Boro and Harvey Cedars Boro in 1984.
By 1989 all Long Beach Island municipalities joined Long Beach Township. the organizations name became referred to as the Long Beach Island Health Department, to better reflect the interlocal service area. The responsibility for providing public health services is mandated by the rules set forth by N.J.A.C. 8;52, Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of health in New Jersey. These standards outline the Ten Essential Public Health Services.