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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Stillwater Building
201 South Shore Road
Northfield, N.J. 08225
Phone: 609-645-5935
Fax: 609-645-5931
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Maternal and Child Health

The Division works closely with mothers and their children to promote family health.

Childhood Check Ups, Shots, Hearing/Vision Screening - Immunizations and other “well-child” health services are available for children from birth through 18 years of age who have no insurance.  Low annual fees are available.  Services are available at the Atlantic County Division of Public Health in Northfield and Hammonton.  Appointments are required.  Please call 645-7700, extension 4500 for more information.

Immunization Schedule - Document is in PDF format and will open in a new window. Click here for a list of important immunizations for the entire family.
                                      Document is in PDF format and will open in a new window. 2014 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old

Immunization Information - Document is in PDF format and will open in a new window. The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (English)
                                          Document is in PDF format and will open in a new window. The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (Spanish)

Home Visits - Home visits by a public health nurse are available to provide special assessments and intensive health counseling to families, especially parents and pregnant or postpartum women. For more information call 645-5933.

Lead and Anemia Screening - The Division of Public Health provides screening for lead and anemia as part of its Child Health Services. For an appointment call 645-7700 extension 4500.

CLICK HERE for more information about Lead Abatement

Women’s Health Clinic – The Division of Public Health offers free women’s health clinics to Atlantic County residents over age 18. Services include a free health exam, pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam and health counseling. Clinics are held at the Stillwater Building at 201 South Shore Road in Northfield and at 310 Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton. Appointments are necessary. Call 645-7700 extension 4239 for more information.

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Prenatal Care Services in Atlantic County

If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, and need prenatal care you can access prenatal services in Atlantic County at the following locations:

  • Southern Jersey Family Medical  Center – If you have no insurance and low income, urine testing can be done at any of the SJFMC locations (Atlantic City, Pleasantville, and  Hammonton) as a walk-in client, free of charge. Call 1-800-486-0131 for specific instructions.
  • AtlantiCare Women’s Health Services – Located in Egg Harbor Township. You need to have a confirmed positive pregnancy lab work prior to the appointment. The office will assist the client with obtaining Medicaid insurance. To make an appointment call 609- 677-7780.
  • Reliance OB/GYN –  Prenatal Care services are available in Somers Point, Galloway, and  Atlantic City.  You must have a confirmed positive pregnancy test but they will provide one for a fee. The office will assist with obtaining Medicaid insurance. To make an appointment call  1-800-251-8464.

Home Visiting Programs

Because babies don’t come with instructions, home visiting
programs are designed to promote healthy pregnancies.

There has been intake process established in Atlantic County where the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative’s Connections serves as the central intake HUB for all referrals. Referrals can be faxed to 1-877-432-8603 or made via phone at 1-800-611-8326.

Pregnant Woman

You also may qualify for the Supplemental  Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the Pleasantville or Atlantic City locations.
Call 609-347-5656 for more
information.

 

 

Learn More

For more information, contact the nurses in our Community Health/Clinical Services Unit at 609-645-5933 or visit the resource pages listed below:

2010 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Study Results

Immunizations: Myths & Facts

Maternal and Child Health Library

New Jersey Maternal, Child and Community Health Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Resources

Women's Resources

Resources for mothers and children

Children's Health Page