Middletown Health Department & Monmouth County Partner to Offer Free Healthcare Services
The Middletown Township Health Department and Monmouth County are offering free public health clinics every other Tuesday, beginning January 30th, from 1-3 PM at the Middletown Township Health Department.
- Patients under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Patients are NOT required to make an appointment, have insurance, or bring their immunization records.
Register for Free TB Skin Test
The Middletown Township Health Department is partnering with Monmouth County to offer free TB Skin Tests (Mantoux) on the first Monday of every month from 8:30 am - 9:30 am at the Middletown Township Health Department. These tests are only available to school-aged children up to 18 years old. Appointments for the tests are required and will last ten minutes. The nurse will schedule a follow-up appointment with you after the exam. Test readings will be done on the first Wednesday of every month.
Visit www.middletownnj.org/tbtest to make an appointment.
Register for Free Children's Immunization Appointment
The Middletown Township Health Department and Monmouth County are offering free children’s immunizations on the third Thursday of each month from 10 AM - 1 PM at the Middletown Township Health Department. Participants must meet the following requirements to make an appointment:
- Patients must be between the ages of birth to 18 years old.
- Patients need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Patients should either have no health insurance or only be on the NJ Family Care Plan A.
- Patients are required to bring their immunization records.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 732-431-7456.
COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines
The Access to Reproductive Health and HIV Services clinic is no longer available in Middletown. However, Monmouth County offers free services (such as rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing, STD testing, Narcan distribution, and adult vaccines like flu, COVID-19, HPV, etc.) in Neptune every Thursday from 12-3 PM. Please call 732-431-7456 ext. 7435 to make an appointment. Insurance and ID are not required.
Apply for Free Lead-Safe Home Program
The Community Affairs and Resource Center is administering the Lead-Safe Home Remediation Pilot Grant Program with funds provided by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
The purpose of this program is to identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards to prevent elevated blood lead levels in residents in Monmouth, Ocean and Atlantic Counties, with a specific focus on children and pregnant women. It also assists households with no children. The program provides funding and technical assistance to low-to moderate income tenants and owners.
Visit the Community Affairs and Resource Center website for more information.
How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Exposure
In order to prevent exposure to carbon monoxide, the Middletown Township Health Department and Fire Prevention Office encourage residents to read the New Jersey Department of Health's fact sheet above. Remember to make sure that both your furnace and Carbon Monoxide detectors are in good working order.
Disposing of Medical Sharps / Syringes
To dispose of used syringes and needles safely in your household trash:
- Place into FDA-approved sharps container or heavy-duty plastic container (i.e. laundry detergent bottle). The bottle should be sturdy, puncture-resistant, and should not leak.
- Close the screw-on lid tightly and label the sealed container "Do Not Recycle, Contains Sharps."
- Don't use plastic lids that can come off easily or glass bottles which may break. Do not put a plastic container with used needles/syringes out with the recyclables.
Visit the Safe Needle Disposal website to find facility drop-off locations in our area.
Top Tips to Avoid Lyme Disease
If you're spending time in tick-infested areas between now and September, you're most prone to Lyme Disease because that is when ticks are most active. Here are 7 tips to help prevent the disease:
- When hiking, walk in the center of the trail to avoid high grass and leaf litter areas.
- Mow and trim y our lawn regularly to avoid making it a breeding ground for ticks.
- Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to find ticks on your clothes.
- Use 20 to 30% DEET repellents on exposed skin for protection against ticks for up to 4 hours.
- Apply repellents containing permethrin on clothing and gear, which will safeguard you through several washings.
- Check yourself for ticks regularly once you've entered a tick-infested area.
- Check for ticks on all exposed skin. Take extra care to inspect the scalp, under the arm, behind the ear, in the groin, and on the ankle.
What to Do when You Find a Tick
- Remove the tick immediately before it attaches to the skin and avoid crushing or squeezing.
- Use tweezers to grab the tick's head if it has already attached to the skin.
- Do not squeeze, cover, or burn an attached tick. Doing any of the risks the tick's fluid, and potentially a tick-borne illness entering your skin.
- Disinfect the bitten are after removing the tick with alcohol or hot water.
- Consult your physician.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on tick-borne diseases.
NJ State Animal Cruelty Laws
The State of New Jersey takes cruelty to animals very seriously. Please read documents about what constitutes animal cruelty, what the laws are, and how to identify and prevent animal cruelty and neglect.
If you would like a printed copy of these documents, you may obtain them from the Middletown Township Health Department located at 180 Main Street in Port Monmouth or you can contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 to have a copy mailed or emailed to you.
Health Department's ResponsibilitiesThe Health Department oversees Public Health Issues, Environmental Concerns, Animal Control, Substance Use Services and Social Services. They also administer and enforce local health ordinances. Responsibilities of this department include:
- Administering dog & cat regulations and rabies clinics
- Planning and administering a comprehensive public health program including environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, child and adult health education, laboratory services
- Public recreational bathing, Septic, Well, Kennel/Pet Shop, Retail food establishment inspections
The Middletown Township Animal Control Division responded to a call for a possible altercation between a domestic pet and a raccoon in the area of Hartshorne Road and Wigwam Road. Lab results confirmed the raccoon was positive for rabies. Read on...
- Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Permit Application Middletown Health Department
- Pet License Application (PDF)
- Questions & Answers about Adult Mosquito Treatments from County Mosquito Control
- Tattoo and Body Art Modification Renewal Application Middletown Health Department
- VPH 28 Exemption from Rabies Vaccination (PDF)
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748
180 Main Street
Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
Phone (office hours): 732-615-2097
After-Hours, Police Department: 732-615-2100
Health Department Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Animal Control Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Animal Control services are available 24/7. After-hours, please call the Police Department at 732-615-2100.