Health & Community Wellness


Surveillance and Prevention monitors disease trends and develops and maintains a public health system in an effort to improve the City of Newark’s ability to address the health needs of residents and provide prevention and early intervention activities. 

The division includes six (6) units: 

  • ‍Communicable Disease 
  • ‍Emergency Preparedness
  • ‍Health Education & Community Engagement
  • ‍Immunization
  • ‍Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • ‍Vital Statistics

Division of Environmental Health

The Division of Environmental Health provides comprehensive delivery of inspection services, investigations, and education programs to citizens and consumers in order to assure a healthful and protected environment. 

This division includes five (5) units:
Animal Control Bureau
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Food & Drug Bureau
Rodent Control Bureau
Weights & Measures

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Division of Medical Care Services

The Division of Medical Care Services promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the *medically underserved* population, by providing medical care services through a variety of medical practices such as:

  • ‍Primary & preventative adult care
  • Dental care 
  • HIV/AIDS specialty care 
  • Immunization 
  • Lead screenings 
  • Screenings on mobile medical van and 
  • Pediatric care
  • Womens Health (OB/GYN)
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the closest emergency room. 
  • For patients of the health center who have after-hours inquiries, please call 1-800-734-7083‍

Division of Ryan White Hiv/Aids

The Ryan White Program is the largest federally funded program for people living with HIV (PLWH), and is third only to Medicaid and Medicare, as a source of HIV health care and treatment. 


Health Planning Division

The Health Planning Division provides internal & external strategic/health planning assistance, data collection, analyses and support for the development, planning of initiatives, programs, services and grant applications of DHCW. The unit assists the department through data collection, research of effective science-based, evidence-based, "best practices" to inform internal & external program planning/development, implementation and performance. The unit also provides assistance with policy development which includes research of enacted, pending or proposed state and federal policy that may impact public/community health or health care delivery services. 

Health Planning incorporates two (2) units: 

  • Health & Strategic Planning 
  • Information Technology


The Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center is now open! Come out for adult, pediatric, and behavioral care. The facility will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be on a walk-in basis. While the new clinic is designed to support residents of the West Ward, Bradley Court, and both family members and students attending Speedway Avenue Elementary School, it will be open to all Newark residents, regardless of inability to pay.

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 4PM

Walk-ins welcome. Appointments call 1 (800) 734-7083

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Health Inspection Lookup

The City of Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, conducts routine inspections of City of Newaark businesses (Retail Food Establishments) through-out the year. Per Chapter 52 Minimum Standards for Recognized Public Health Activities, all Retail Food Establishments are to be inspected at least once per year.

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Monkey Pox Facts

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by monkeypox virus. Monkeypox can make you sick including a rash or sores(pox), often with an earlier flu-like illness.

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NJ Family Care

NJ FamilyCare is federal and state funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance.

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Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Statistics registers vital events and maintains the following vital records: Birth, Death, Marriage, Civil, Unions, and/or Domestic Partnership

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