|Maternal and Child Health
The Division works closely with mothers and their children to promote
Childhood Check Ups, Shots, Hearing/Vision Screening – Low annual fee immunizations and other "well-child" health services are available for children until age 19 who have no insurance or have NJ Family Care Plan A. 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 - Your Best Shot at Staying Healthy: Immunizations for Birth through 18 Years
Immunization Schedules for Infants and Children
Immunization Schedules for Preteens and Teens
Immunization Information - The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (English)
The Truth About Vaccines - Protecting Your Child Against Serious Diseases (Spanish)
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CLICK HERE for information about Childhood Lead Poisoning Program and Lead Abatement
Women’s Health Clinic
Northfield (609) 645-5933
The Division of Public Health offers free women’s health clinics to Atlantic County residents 18 and over. Services include a Pap Smear, Pelvic Exam, Breast Exam, Mammogram Referral, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Colorectal screening as well as Health Counseling.
For residents with no health insurance. If you have health insurance with high deductibles and/or low reimbursement payments. 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 645-5933 for more information.
Adult Immunizations - Immunizations are essential to protect children from many devastating diseases but adults also need immunizations. The NJ Department of Health reports that over 40,000 adults die each year from diseases for which an immunization is available. The Division of Public Health provides vaccinations for adults 19 years of age and older at no charge for residents without insurance and those whose insurance does not cover these vaccines. For information and/or an appointment call 645-7700, ext. 4393 or 4500.
CLICK HERE for an immunization schedule in PDF format.
Recommendations for the Adult Vaccine Schedule
For more information about the diseases preventable by vaccinations.
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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.
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
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
New Jersey Maternal,
Child and Community Health Services
for mothers and children