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 ad 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 Thursday mornings, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

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 2017 are scheduled for January 19, March 16, June 15, September 14, and November 9.

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
1st Monday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3rd Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road
1st Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.

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.
 
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. Contact Judith Pesce at 201-641-9234. Office hours for the registrar are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Complete an Application for Vital Statistics Record Form.  Click here for the Procedure for Obtaining a Marriage or Civil Union License.

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.

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