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Addiction Services
Alzheimer's Disease

Bed Bugs
Cancer Detection
Child Care
Child Development
Child & Adolescent Health
Eating Disorders
Energy Assistance

Food Assistance
Health Care Services for Women

Health Insurance Help
Legal Services

Long Term Care

Medical Equipment

Medication Disposal
Men's Health
Mental Health

Mobile Mammography
Older Adults
Osteoporosis Screening
Postpartum Depression

Preconception Health
Prescription Medication Assistance

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Skin Cancer Screening
Smoking Cessation

Support & Self-Help Groups
Tick Identification





Addiction Services and Resources


SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES- local treatment and counseling services


NJ Addictions Hotline - 1-844-276-2777 



NJ Connect For Recovery 




Ocean County Health Department Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Resource Directory of Ocean County

Alcoholics Anonymous Cape Atlantic Intergroup

Al-Anon and Alateen of New Jersey
Al-Anon/Alateen South Jersey Information Service

Narcotics Anonymous NJ
Meetings and Information 732-933-0462     Helpline 800-992-0401  

Nar-Anon Family Group  For those who are affected by the disease of addiction in a relative or friend.
New Jersey HOTLINE Numbers---877-424-4491 or 800-238-2333

Recovering from a Substance Abuse Problem

Gamblers Anonymous
Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM
Southern Ocean Medical Center
1140 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ, 08050

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey-1-800-GAMBLER
Problem Gambling/Self-Exclusion 609-441-3780
National Council on Problem Gambling-24 hour Confidential National Helpline 1-800-522-4700


Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Alzheimer's Association
24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900

COPSA Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Project Lifesaver

Alzheimer's Respite Program

Interfaith Health & Support Services
Volunteer caregivers share their time and effort to provide specified, non- medical care
(609) 978-3839 

MedicAlert + Safe Return
24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

Southern Ocean Medical Center Alzheimer's Support Group
1st Monday of the month - 1:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club
700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township, NJ 08092
(609)- 978-3574
Registration is not required


The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ)





FACES (Families for Autistic Children Education & Support) Support Group
Sundays, 4:00-6:00pm
Call for dates. Child care & volunteers welcome.
Little Egg Community Center, 319 W. Calabreeze Way, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

CONTACT: Kelly (609) 848-3099 or Jen (609) 290-9318
Last Friday of the month, 6:30-8:00pmSOMC
Family Resource Center
700 S Rte. 9, Manahawkin
Contact: 609-294-0443

The Autism Center  
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Behavioral Health Sciences Building, F-level
183 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Clinical Services: 973-972-3818


Bed Bugs
Ocean County Bed Bug Resources

NeedyMeds Camp Resource-listing of camps and retreats for children and adults with specific diagnoses, and for individuals who have a parent or a family member with a specific diagnosis.

Cancer Detection

New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED)
FREE Cancer Screenings for: Uninsured, Income Eligible, Age 40 and older
Registration Required

Women-mammograms, clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, colorectal exam 
Men-Prostate Cancer Blood Test (PSA), prostate exam, colorectal exam 

Community Medical Center/Community Health Services
732-557-3207 (Spanish)

Meridian Cancer Care

To find out about free mammograms, transportation and participating screening sites, call 732-987-5847


Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
Designed for individuals who want information about their personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer

Community Medical Center


Contact Michelle Lyons



Information, Support, & Referrals
St. Francis Senior Services (609) 494-8861
LBI Health Department (609) 492-1212

Ocean County Office of Senior Services
1027 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
(732) 929-2091 or toll-free 1-877-222-3737

Caregiver Support Group

3rd Monday of each month - 3:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club
700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township, NJ 08092
(609)- 978-3574

National Alliance for Caregiving

Other Resources
Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients.

Alternatives for Seniors-housing, evaluation tools, checklists
Eldercare Locator-a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging
Leeza's Care Connection-Support for Alzheimer's caregivers
Caregiver’s Home Companion-information and resources for the family caregiver of the elderly .

CaringBridge-provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends


Child Care

St. Francis Community Center Children's Services
Preschool and Childcare, Vacation Club

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State Subsidies for Child Care
Child Care Provider Training Resources
Child Development

Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.

For Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Three)
New Jersey's Early Intervention System (EIS) provides services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities as well as support for their famillies.
Ocean County EIS Coordinator
732-341-9700 ext. 7602


For Preschool Children and Students (Three to 21)
Your public school district provides a free appropriate public education for eligible students ages 3-21 through your local public school district.

Ocean County Supervisor of Child Study


    Long Beach Island School District Child Study Team
    Ages 3-13


    Southern Regional Middle School Special Services

    Southern Regional High School Special Services  

Children’s Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Toms River

310 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 797-3815
Children’s Specialized Hospital


Autism & the Child Evaluation Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Infant/Toddler Assessment Program, Early Autism Center/KIDDS Program
732-776-4178, ext. 2


Office of Special Education

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

Child & Adolescent Health
NJ Parent Link
American Academy of Pediatrics

Safe Kids USA 
2015 Adolescent Resource Guide


Ocean County Resource Guide outlines programs and services that may be of interest to individuals living with a disability

Ocean County Housing Resource Guide 

New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs.

Disability Rights New Jersey
 provides services to all persons with disabilities.
Contact: 1-800-922-7233 (toll-free in New Jersey only) or 1-609-292-9742 or TTY at 1-609-633-7106.

US Depart of Labor Disability Resources


Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
TOLL-FREE, NATIONWIDE HELPLINE 1-800-931-2237 Monday-Friday

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
elpline (630) 577-1330, operates 9 AM-5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

The Eating Disorders Program-Monmouth Psychological Associates

Support Group-Community Medical Center
    Center for Kids & Family
    591 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, NJ.
    For more information call

Energy Assistance

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance  

Universal Service Fund (USF)
Helps make energy bills more affordable for low income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity.

assists New Jersey residents who have fallen behind on their utility bills due to a temporary financial crisis.
Phone: 609-883-1626
Toll Free: 866-657-4273

The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, theLifeline Program, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program are three State programs with similar eligibility guidelines. You may be eligible for Lifeline if you meet the following requirements:
  • A New Jersey resident;
  • 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits; and
  • Annual income for 2017 of less than $26,655 if single or less than $32,680 if married.
or more information, click here or call toll free 1-800-792-9745.  

Board of Public Utilities

Options for people who have trouble affording utility bills




Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)

Chizel Fitness Studio
On The Blvd. Between 27th & 28th, Ship Bottom
In Season:
Beach Haven Firehouse
Amber St & Blvd
Zion Lutheran Church
18th St & Blvd
Barnegat Light

Elite Fitness
12904 Long Beach Boulevard, Beach Haven Terrace

Island Wellness Center
2517 Long Beach Boulevard,
Spray Beach

Yoga and other classes

LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies
Tennis, yoga, water classes

Lyceum Health and Fitness Club
265 W 8th St, Ship Bottom

Meridian Fitness & Wellness
700 S. Main Street (Route 9), Stafford Township
personal trainers, weight loss program, pool

Pyour Core
604 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City
fitness facility offering pilates, Zenga, Real Ryder Cycling and other classes

Retro Fitness Manahawkin
712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin

Saint Francis Center
4700 Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach
Olympic sized heated indoor pool & 2 heated outdoor pools on the bay open to the public
Daily fee or membership fee required  

LBI Fitness
21st St. & Central Ave, Ship Bottom

group exercise classes

Yoga Nine
2512 S. Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom

Yoga Bohemia
2 E 20th St., Long Beach Twp
609-389-9306 Your guide to walking in new Jersey

Food Assistance

St. Francis Community Center Food Pantry  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Thursday, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
If you have questions, please call (609) 494-8861 ext. 197.

Ocean Community Church
1492 Route 72 West, Manahawkin   
Wed: 11:00am-1:00pm  

Ken’s Kitchen (soup kitchen)
179 South Main Street, Manahawkin                                      

Cedar Run Assembly of God Church
562 S Main Street (1 mile south of Rt. 72),West Creek        
Tuesday 4:00-5:30PM            

Township of Little Egg Harbor Food Bank
located at the Little Egg Harbor Senior Center
241 Radio Road (next to the township building)
Open Monday thru Friday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Food Bank of Ocean County will be distributing from the
Ocean County Food Bank Truck
at the Little Egg Harbor Township Community Center
on the third Monday of each month from 10:00 12:30 p.m.

Greater Tuckerton Food Pantry                                           

148 North Green Street, Tuckerton                                                                               

Monday, Thursday, Saturday 9 am – Noon  

 609 294 4777

Barnegat Food Pantry & Thrift Store                                   

360A Rt 9, Barnegat                                                   

10am -2 pm

Ocean County Board of Social Services

1027 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 547, Toms River                             
333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin                                          
732-349-1500 or 609-242-6100

New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. Contact the Ocean County Health Department @ (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520.


Health Care Services for Women

Department of Children and Families Services for Women
Domestic Violence
1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
Sexual Assault 1-800-601-7200
Women's Referral Central 1-800-322-8092

Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women 2012 Listing of Hotllines  

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
Birth Parents & Pregnancy Services
24 Hour Toll-free pregnancy helpline 1-800-CHS of NJ (1-800-247-6365)


Family Planning Center of Ocean County, Inc

1173 Beacon Ave. Suite B

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

(609) 597-6094

Wednesdays between 12:00PM and 7:00PM

290 River Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 364-9696

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9am -8pm
Wednesday, Friday - 9am - 4:30pm

~For women of reproductive age who are county residents
~Birth Control~Pelvic exam~Pap test~Breast exam
~Screenings for anemia, diabetes, urinary tract Infections, blood pressure
~Testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
~Pregnancy Testing

Accepts Medicaid, some private insurances and sliding fee scale for patients who do not have insurance.


Birthright International
819 West Bay Ave.
Barnegat NJ 08005
Free pregnancy testing and confidential help.


The Open Door
533 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
Free pregnancy tests and other confidential services. 

Grace Initiatives

509 N. Main St. Unit 4

Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734

Shelter, counseling and life skills training for expectant mothers


Safe Haven Infant Protection Act



Free Screening Mammograms

Community Medical Center, Toms River

Funded by Susan G. Komen

Must be uninsured or underinsured, have a prescription from you health care provider and be a resident of Ocean County


Women age 40 and above, who are uninsured and financially eligible can receive mammograms

through the  NJCEED Program. For information, call 732-341-1400.  


Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van




National Women's Health Resource Center
Society for Women’s Health Research
Her Healthy Life
Office of Women's Health


Health Insurance Help  

State Health Insurance Assistance Program Trained volunteers and staff at St Francis community Center will provide assistance understanding coverage, payments and benefits of private insurance plans and Medicare. Appointments must be made in advance through the Senior Services Department by calling 494-8861.

NJ FamilyCare

Plan for Your Health

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund-a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families whose children have an illness or condition otherwise uncovered by insurance 

Charity Care - New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program


Hearing Exams/Hearing Aids
Garden State Hearing & Balance

The Nautilus Health Center
53 Nautilus Drive, Ste 104
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
(732) 504-3732

National Hearing Test
$5 (free to AARP members)
Funded through National Institutes of Health
Screening is taken over a telephone (landline in a quiet room) to help you determine if you need a complete hearing evaluation

Sears Hearing Aid Center at K-Mart
Free Hearing Exams
733 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ
(609) 597-2300

Costco Hearing Aid Centers

245 Stafford Park Blvd
Stafford Township NJ 08050-2734
(609) 242-2011

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Hearing Aids (FDA site)


AIDS/STD Hotline


HIV Testing Basics

Ocean County Health Department  HIV Counseling and Testing
(732) 341-9700 or 1-800-342-9738, ext. 7512
Free, confidential and anonymous counseling and testing
175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River

333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-walk-in every second and fourth Thursday evening from 4pm – 6:30pm

New Jersey HIV/AIDS Rapid Testing
 HIV Care Network

American Hospice Foundation  
Medicare Hospice Benefits

Hospice (At Home)


RWJBarnabas Health Hospice 800-400-0981
Caring Hospice Services  732-661-9373
Holy Redeemer Hospice  1-888-678-8678
Meridian at Home Hospice 800-655-2555
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of New Jersey Shore  844-355-7857  



Hospice (In Patient)

Seacrest Village                                                                                
1001 Center Street, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Genesis Health Care Southern Ocean Center                              
1361 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609 978-0600  


Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services
Non-profit organization created to provide quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals.
Ocean County Office

215 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 608-7794



Vaccination Requirements—Information for Schools and Parents
Child Care/Preschool
Revised School Immunization Regulations

Bicycle Helmet Law
Effective March 1, 2006 New Jersey's Bicycle Helmet Law changes to require young people under the age of 17 to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding.

Child Passenger Safety Law   
New Jersey's child passenger safety law requires:
Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle:

a. A child under the age of 2 years and 30 pounds shall be secured in a rear-facing seat equipped with a 5-point harness.

b. A child under the age of 4 years and 40 pounds shall be secured as described in (a) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing seat, then in a forward-facing child restraint equipped with a 5-point harness.

c. A child under the age of 8 and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as described in (a) or (b) until they reach the upper limits of the rear-facing or forwardfacing seat, then in a belt positioning booster seat.

d. A child over 8 years of age or 57 inches in height must be properly secured by a seat belt.

Smoke-Free Air Act
New Jersey's Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006 ensures that workers have a safe, smoke-free workplace and that all nonsmokers can breathe smoke-free air in public places.

Pedestrian Safety
MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.



Long Term Care

Nursing Homes in New Jersey  

A Guide to Community-Based Long Term Care in NJ 

Nursing Home Compare




Medical Equipment

511 Route 72E
 Driftwood Plaza
Oxygen, Respiratory and Home Medical Equipment

Donating Medicines and Medical Equipment for Reuse



Medication Disposal
Most over the counter and prescription medications should not be discarded down the drain or toilet because wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds and they may end up in your local waterways, and may eventually be found in drinking water. Throwing them away in the trash, without taking precautions, could allow others-people, children or pets-to obtain and consume medication that was not prescribed to them.

Alert Photo The Long Beach Township Police Department and the Borough of Harvey Cedars are now permanent locations for Project Medicine Drop, which allows the public to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The boxes are for pharmaceutical disposal of pills, capsules, patches and pet medications – but not mail (the boxes are the same shape but different colors), trash, syringes or liquids.

Project Medicine Drop  Boxes
are also located at Barnegat Police Department, Berkeley Township Police Department, Brick Township Police Department, Jackson Township Police Department, Little Egg Harbor Police Department, Ocean Township (Waretown) Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, Lacey Township Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Manchester Township Police Division, Seaside Heights Police Department, Point Pleasant Police Department, and Toms River Police Department.

If you choose to discard your medications in household trash, follow these Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Household Medication from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection :

1. Keep medicine in original container. Mark out personal information on prescription bottles.
2. Mix liquid medicine with undesirable substances like coffee grinds, cat litter, or dirt. Dilute pills with water, then add coffee grinds, cat litter, or dirt.
3. Place bottles in an opaque container, like a yogurt container, and secure lid; or wrap in a dark colored plastic bag.
4. Hide the container in the trash. Do NOT recycle.

Almost all medicines can be thrown away in the household trash after mixing them with some unpalatable substance (e.g., coffee grounds) and sealing them in a container. However, certain medicines may be especially harmful and, in some cases, fatal in a single dose if they are used by someone other than the person the medicine was prescribed for. For this reason, a few medicines have special disposal directions that indicate they should be flushed down the sink or toilet after the medicine is no longer needed. FDA advises that flushing these medicines down the sink or toilet is currently the best way to immediately and permanently remove the risk of harm from the home.





Men's Health

Men's Health (CDC)
Men's Health Network

Mental Health

Ocean County Resource Directory


St. Francis Counseling Service
St. Francis Community Center

By Appointment – Call (609) 494-1554
Provides individuals, couples and families with affordable, professional psychotherapy services addressing a wide range of issues. 

Information and referral mental health helpline and website
Telephone HelpLine:866-202-HELP (4357)
Available Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 8PM (EST)


CONTACT of Ocean County
24-hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service
2-1-1 Information and Referral Service
Crisis Helpline: 732-240-6100 or 609-693-5834
Dial 211 for information on available resources and referral to community services or go to NJ 2-1-1
24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis


Seashore Family Services
35 Beaverson Blvd
Bldg 8 Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
Telephone: 732-920-2700


Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group
1st and 3rd Friday - 7:15 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club   

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS)


Ocean Mental Health Services
Berkeley Center Office

160 Route 9
Bayville, N.J. 08721
Phone: (732) 349-5550

NJHelps can tell you whether your family might be able to get help from any of these programs:
Food Stamps-Medicaid (Health Insurance)-NJ FamilyCare (Health Insurance)-Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Work First New Jersey (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance)

New Jersey Cares for Kids (Child Care Assistance)-Kinship Navigator Program (Assistance for Relative Caregivers)


Mobile Mammography
Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. A prescription is not needed.
To schedule an appointment, please call (609) 677-XRAY (9729)



Older Adults

National Institutes of Health Senior Health
Ocean County Office of Senior Services  
NJ EASE (New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry)
Senior Citizens' Resources (USA.GOV)
Social Security Online

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service.

Call 732-286-5888


Fix It Services

Provides minor home repairs for the elderly living in Ocean County. 

200 Monmouth Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-363-5322 ext. 3234


Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of people, age 60 and older, living in nursing homes and other long-term healthcare facilities.
To file a complaint: Call 24-Hour Toll Free Hotline: 1-877-582-6995


Osteoporosis Screening
Ocean County Health Department



Postpartum Depression/Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD)
Perinatal Mood Disorders

Call the Helpline 1-800-328-3838 If you or someone you know might have a pregnancy related mood disorder, you can call this number 24/7 for help.

Postpartum Support International

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS)
HOTLINE: 732-886-4474


 Preconception Health
Folic Acid

Quit Smoking
Cut Back on Alcohol


Prescription Medication Assistance  

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine
249 S. Main St. (Rte. 9)
Barnegat, NJ 08005



Generic Prescription Assistance $4 for a 30-day supply, or $10 for 90 days 
Walmart Pharmacy
    (609) 978-8300                  
Shop Rite Pharmacy    (609) 597-0091    

Target Pharmacy $4 Generics      (609) 978-4922        

New Jersey State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D  

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Merck Prescription Discount Program


Community Assistance Program


NJ Prescription Drug Price RegistryNJ Prescription Drug Price Registry
onsumers can compare the retail prices charged by many pharmacies for the 150 most-frequently prescribed prescription drugs.


Medication Information
FDA Medwatch
Be MedWise



Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Ocean County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic 

Every Wednesday evening at the Health Department main site at 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

Registration is from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.

Call 732-341-9700 ext. 7604 for more information. 


Haywood Road is located in the Stafford Park area directly west of the Garden State Parkway at Exit 63.   Make a right at the Olive Garden (Haywood Rd.); 333 Haywood Road is just past the Stafford Apartments.   


Free counseling, testing and treatment will be provided for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. The Ocean County Health Department STD Clinic maintains strict patient confidentiality at all times.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information from CDC

Fact sheets, treatment guidelines, statistics


Skin Cancer Screening

Yearly Free Skin Cancer Screening in Ship Bottom

American Academy of Dermatology's SPOTme™ free skin cancer screenings


Smoking Cessation



 Toll-free New Jersey Quitline: 1-866-NJSTOPS 

SmokefreeTXT is a free text message service from NIH that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips for teens trying to quit smoking. 

Stop Smoking With Hypnosis-Meridian Health
Call 1-800-560-9990 for location information

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (PDF–11 MB) 

State Tobacco Cessation Coverage > New Jersey

Online Resources

Tips From Former Smokers (CDC)
Mom's Quit Connection -For pregnant women and new mothers trying to quit smoking, Mom's Quit Connection (MQC) provides free and individualized counseling services and support. 
Smokefree Women
The Stop Smoking Center
CDC-How to Quit
ACS-Guide for Quitting Smoking
Nicotine Anonymous

Support & Self-Help Groups  

Southern Ocean Medical Center Support Groups

ASPENŽ - Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Stroke Family Warmline
The Mended Hearts, Inc.

Tick Identification
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
1623 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 349-1246

TICK ID HOURS:    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., preferably morning.

Call first, volunteer not always available. 24 hour drop off available in foyer to the left. Fill out pink form and include with tick container.


Ticks should be placed alive and whole in a zip lock bag with a thumbnail size piece of moist paper towel. Ticks can be refrigerated if unable to transport immediately.  

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 83, Pleasant Plains, Route 9 North. Go through the first traffic light, then through the blinking light, and make the first left. Go to the end - the Agricultural Department is on the right.

New Jersey Tick-Borne Diseases

Lyme disease: What you need to know Adobe PDF file [PDF - 12 pages]

Prevent Tick Bites: Prevent Lyme Disease


Ocean Ride
LBI Bus Routes
Reserve-A-Ride Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082 
LBI Shuttle - Free Shuttle Service for Long Beach Island, NJ

Page last updated August 8, 2017