Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Board of Health

The Board of Health is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Mayor and Council. The purpose of the Board of Health is to establish policy and oversee the professional health staff in the provision of the best and most efficient tasks of protecting the health and well being of the citizens of Tenafly. These volunteer residents include medical professionals as well as a mix of individuals from a broad spectrum of the community.

The Board of Health oversees a part-time Registrar of Vital Statistics and a part-time Public Health Nurse at the Health Office located in the Municipal Center. Office hours for the Registrar and the Registered Environmental Health Inspector are Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sam Yanovich Health Officer
Ruby Parra Registered Environmental Health Inspector
Judith Pesce Registrar
Christine Attanasio Deputy Registrar
Regular meetings of the Board of Health are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Wilson Committee Room at the Municipal Center. Meetings for 2020 are scheduled for January 16, March 19, June 18, September 17, and November 12.

The Board of Health contracts for the services of a Health Officer and a Registered Environmental Health Inspector from the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission in River Edge.

Available services

Personal Health Services. The Tenafly Health Department offers health consultation to adult residents. The services are performed by professional staff of the Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP) of Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Adult Health Center provides individual and private health assessment and consultation of the physiological, social, and psychological well being of the participants. Health consultation focuses on blood pressure assessment and promotion of a healthy "Lifestyle". Health education is given in relation to the needs of the client. Individuals are referred to their physicians for specific health conditions. No appointment is necessary.

Tenafly Senior Center, 20 S. Summit Street
2nd Monday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
4th Monday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road
3rd Monday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

For more upcoming events sponsored by the Board of Health in cooperation with (HARP) Health Awareness Regional Program of Hackensack University and Medical Center in Hackensack, please call Joanne Wendolowski, RN, BC, MSN: (551) 996-2038.

*** Suicide Prevention  1-800-273-8255 ***


Child Health Conference. Health assessment and immunizations for uninsured children under 6 years of age by appointment at Englewood Hospital or New Milford Health Department. No charge.

NJ Parent Link, The Early Childhood, Parenting & Professional Resource Center


Cancer Screenings for Men & Women. Bergen County Department of Health Services offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women aged 40 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Colorectal cancer screenings for women aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for men aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Men with risk factors such as ethnicity or family history may qualify to be screened at a younger age.  To find out if you qualify, please call 201-634-2660. 

Public & Environmental Health Services. Inspections of retail food establishments and investigations of complaints. Contact Health Inspector Ruby Parra on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 201-568-6100, Ext. 5510.

Vantage Health System, Quality Health Services, Call 201-567-0059, Click here for Vantage Health website.

Poison Information & Hotline. Call 800-222-1222

Vital Statistics. Marriage licenses, birth, death and marriage certificates. The Borough of Tenafly contracts with the Borough of Little Ferry for registrar services.  Marriage license applications are taken by appointment only.  Office hours for the Registrar in Tenafly are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, contact Judy Pesce at 201-568-6100, Ext. 5511.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she may be reached at 201-641-9234 (Borough of Little Ferry).   When calling, please indicate if your inquiry applies to Tenafly or Little Ferry. 

Animal Control. All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Complete a Registration Form for dogs or cats online via this link or by mail with this application. Licenses are issued through the Office of the Borough Clerk.  Report dog or animal bites to the Police Department immediately. 

Free Rabies vaccinations are available through another program, for information call:    Bergen Veterinary Hospital, 201-837-3470, Cresskill Animal Hospital, 201-568-7700, Tenafly Animal Hospital, 201-567-7878 & Bergen County Animal Shelter, 201-229-4600                                                                                                                                                                                                      



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