Cancer Detection, Child Care

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


Child Care

St. Francis Community Center Children’s Services year round licensed child care center servicing children from 13 months to 13 years of age.

Child Care in NJ information about applying for child care assistance, where to find child care, licensing and complaint data and what makes a quality program.

Eating Disorders, Energy Assistance
  • Eating Disorders
  • Energy Assistance Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes.
Food Assistance

Food Pantry

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 Infants and Children   Contact the Ocean County Health Department @ (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520. 

Green & Healthy Homes, Gambling

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative A green and healthy home supports the well-being of the people living there in many different ways. For more information on resources to keep your home free of health hazards, visit this site.

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

Hearing, HIV Testing

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.

Costco Hearing Aid Centers
245 Stafford Park Blvd
Stafford Township NJ 08050-2734
(609) 242-2011


NJ AIDS/HIV/STD 1-800-624-2377

Ocean County Health Department HIV Clinic (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

Legal Services, Legislation

South Jersey Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. (SJLS) is a non-profit organization created to provide quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals. For Ocean County Office,  call                     (732) 608-7794


Bicycle Helmet Law

Child Passenger Safety Law

Smoke Free Air Act/Required Signage for Tobacco Retailers

Pedestrian Safety


Medical Alert Systems

Medical Alert This site will help explain the use of a medical alert system and the different types that are available.

“A medical alert system is an excellent option to help minimize the risks that older adults face while living alone and to give their caregivers a little extra peace of mind. A medical alert system will allow your loved one to receive the help that they need if a fall or other emergency does occur.”

Medication Disposal, Medical Equipment

Medication Disposal

Project Medicine Drop 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.

Permanent locations are available at:

Long Beach Township Police Department

Harvey Cedars Police Department

Beach Haven Police Department


Guidelines for the Proper Disposal of Household Medications

Medical Equipment

Community Surgical Supply of South Ocean County
511 Route 72E
Driftwood Plaza
Oxygen, Respiratory and Home Medical Equipment

NJ Helps

NJ Helps This site will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources.

Postpartum Depression/Perinatal Mood Disorders

Perinatal Mood Disorders 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.

Smoking Cessation, STD Testing

Smoking Cessation

NJ Quitline 1-866-657-8677

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis-Meridian Health Call 1-800-560-9990


Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

Ocean County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic

Family Planning Of Ocean County

STD Information from CDC fact sheets, treatment guidelines, statistics

Tick Identification

623 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.

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