Public health nurses support pregnant women by providing information on nutrition, health habits, labor and delivery, infant care and more. Help finding community services is also available.
Did you know Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is the #1 preventable developmental disability? It is caused by a mother drinking during her pregnancy. There is NO safe time, amount, or type of alcohol to consume during the 9 months of pregnancy.
Vaccines for Children:
The Long Beach Island Health Department provides immunizations to uninsured children and adolescents through age 18. Call for an appointment.
From New Jersey Department of Health:
- Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots
- Make a vaccination schedule for your child (6 years of age and under)
- Vaccines and Autism
- MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism: Examine the evidence!
- Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Find answers now!
- Vaccine Education Center
- Vaccine Safety Resources
- Vaccines in the News
a private, non-profit community based organization serving children primarily between the ages of 4-18 with behavioral and emotional challenges along with their families.
provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five.*
is a free web tool providing a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Ocean County.
helps parents shape their homes and lifestyles to raise happy, healthy, safe kids.
*Call Ocean County Health Department at (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520 or (800) 342-9738 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Safe Syringe Disposal Program:
The improper disposal of syringes or lancets used at home poses a potential health hazard to the community. Although rare, diseases as serious as Hepatitis B and AIDS can also result from accidental needle sticks. Loose syringes thrown into household trash could be misused if they fall into the wrong hands. Also, these items could injure small children, pets and wildlife (nj.gov). Residents may drop off used syringes or lancets at the Long Beach Island Health Department office.
To insure the health and safety of all,
please observe the following:
- Place syringes in a small rigid container with well fitting lid, preferably a 1 pound coffee can.
- Call for an appointment.
- Please DO NOT LEAVE any syringes outside the health department office unattended.
Southern Ocean Medical Center
accepts sharps from residents for disposal.
- Contact information: Family Resource Center at Ocean Club,
Phone: 609-978-3559 | Address: 700 Rt. 9 South, Stafford, NJ 08092
- There is a onetime $10.00 registration fee. Residents cannot use their own containers. Upon registration, the hospital will issue residents a sharps container. The hospital will swap out the containers during each drop off.
Lead Poisoning Prevention:
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet an estimated 250,000 U.S. children have elevated blood-lead levels. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime.
All children under 6 years of age in New Jersey are at risk of lead poisoning. Contact your child’s health care provider to have him or her tested. Most insurances cover the cost of lead screening.
The Long Beach Island Health Department provides lead poisoning prevention education and blood lead level testing for children under 6 years of age, who are uninsured or do not have any other means of obtaining the screening. Call 492-1212 to speak with a public health nurse.
To Learn More:
This tool kit is a guide for parents who have children who eat non-food items (pica). It will help parents learn about pica – what it is, why it happens, who to go to for help, and ways to try and prevent it.
A communicable disease is any disease that can be transmitted from one individual directly to another individual. Certain diseases, as well as disease outbreaks, are reported to the health department so steps can be taken to protect public health.
Disease detection, prevention and control activities include:
- Investigation and reporting of diseases
- Education and consultation regarding prevention and control measures
- Influenza and pneumococcal immunization clinics
- Child and adult immunizations
- Immunization audits of the local schools and daycare
- Health education programs and materials
- Tuberculosis testing and follow-up for Long Beach Island residents
Available by appointment for travel, employment, college, or routine prevention.
Adult Health Promotion:
Blood pressure screening, risk factor assessment, and health education
LBI Branch of the Ocean County Library
217 S Central Avenue
1st Tuesday –11:00AM -12 noon
LBI Health Department
2119 Long Beach Boulevard
2nd Wednesday –10:00AM -11:00AM
Harvey Cedars Borough Hall
76th & Long Beach Boulevard
3rd Tuesday –9:30AM -10:30AM
Barnegat Light Borough Hall
10 East 7th St
3rd Tuesday –11:00AM -12 noon
Exercise and Fitness:
Project Healthy Bones-exercise and education program for older adults who have or are at risk for osteoporosis. The 24 week curriculum includes exercises that improve strength, balance and flexibility. The program is currently for LBI residents only and runs from September to June. For more information, contact Ann Pepe at 492-1212.