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The Public Health Nursing Services Unit comprises Adult Health, Maternal Child Health (includes Well Child Services, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Immunization Program); Tuberculosis Program; Special Child Health Services and Non-Public School Health Nursing.

The focus of the program is health promotion, disease prevention referral, follow-up and case management components so that access to care is ensured.

Adult Health Services Programs:

Cancer Screening Services -The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast,cervical,colorectal and prostate cancers for income eligible uninsured or underinsured. To schedule and appointment call one of the following NJCEED programs in Camden County:
Cooper (CEED) Camden County Cancer Screeing Project (856) 968-7323 or 968-7825 Virtua   (CEED)  1-888-VIRTUA-3 (888-847-8823)


Diabetes Services - Provides diabetes screenings and follow-up for those at risk with diabetes and eye screenings for diabetes. Call (856) 374-5153 for more information. Screenings scheduled throughout the County.

Cardiovascular Disease Control Detection and referral through blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, follow-up, and education. Call (856) 374-5153 for more information. Screenings scheduled throughout the County.

Health Services for Older Adults - Influenza Immunization Program Preventative care by immunizing Camden County residents for influenza and pneumonia. Program is available during the Fall and Winter. Contact the Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045 or (856) 374-6248 for more information.

The Following Adult Vaccines are available by appointment:


 
Tdap
For 19 to 64 years of age. It is a one time substitute for a Td booster. May be given as short as 2 years from previous Td booster. (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
 
HPV
For men and women 19 to 26 years of age. It is a series of 3 doses. (Human Papillomavirus)
 
Pneumonia
Up to 2 doses for high risk people ages 19 to 64 with a minimum of 5 years between doses. For people over 65 only one dose is required.
 
Meningitis
For individuals 19-55 years of age at increased risk for meningococcal disease are recommended to be vaccinated including college freshman living in dormitories, laboratory personnel working with the bacteria, military personnel, certain travelers, or those that are immune compromised.
 
  • Vaccine supply is not guaranteed.  For more information call 856/931-2700.
  • Pneumonia vaccine is for high risk individuals which include those that have a compromised immune system, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, chronic alcoholism, chronic liver disease, spleen disease/removal, or kidney failure.
  • Proof of prior pneumonia immunization will be required if a second dose is requested.
  • Must be a New Jersey resident.

 


How do I get a vaccine?
For more information to find out if you are eligible for the vaccine and to schedule an appointment contact:                                                                                                                                Camden County Department of Health and Human Services                                           
Bellmawr Regional Health Center                                                                                  
East Browning Road, Bellmawr, New Jersey 09031 at 856/931-2700
 
Maternal Child Health Programs: Well Child Services - To provide infants and preschool children with well - child visits and childhood immunizations for families who do not have a medical home. Follow-up through education and home visits to high-risk infants and children to promote healthy growth and development.

Parents Anonymous group sessions are available. For more information call (856) 931-2700. Immunization Program (County Administration Building) To control vaccine - preventable diseases in children by providing immunizations for families who do not have a primary care provider. Call (856) 225-5128 for more information. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Management To educate, screen, and case manage children birth to age six who have health risks including exposure to lead. Call (856) 374-6248 for more information.


NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.  NJ FamilyCare is for families who do not have available or affordable employer insurance, and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance.  Eligibility is based on monthly income and family size. For local assistance or further information call (856) 374-6363 or to reach local NJ FamilyCare Health Benefits Coordinators, call (866) 411-7782 prompt 3.  NJ FamilyCare Toll Free number: 1-800-701-0710. www.njfamilycare.org 

Special Child Health Programs: Special Child Health and the Early Intervention Program To connect families of children with special needs or developmental delay to needed services. Contact Jeanne Borrelli at (856) 374-6021 for more information. Non-Public School Health To provide direct nursing services and awareness of programs available to non-public school children in over 24 school districts. Call (856) 374-6248 for more information.

“Su Familia” National Hispanic Family Health Helpline: The U.S. Health & Human Services Department will help Hispanic families get basic health information to help prevent and manage chronic conditions, and refer you to local health providers and federally supported programs including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). For information, please call 1 (866) 783 2645/ 1 (866) Su Familia Su Familia bilingual information specialists refer callers to one of over 16,000 local health providers, including community and migrant health centers. Callers can also request basic health information, referrals to information sources, or receive consumer-friendly, bilingual Su Familia fact sheets. Fact sheets are currently available for a wide variety of topics including asthma, cancer screening, cardiovascular disease, child and adult immunizations, diabetes, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.

The NJ Distance Learning Network: Provides satellite broadcasts on a variety of health topics, many of which offer Continuing Education Credits. Previous broadcasts included clinical education on SARS, Smallpox, HIV/Aids, and Violence Prevention. Broadcasts are offered frequently and cover contemporary subjects of interest to Public Health Educators and Healthcare Professionals. To view a current listing of broadcasts, please go to njlmn.rutgers.edu. Click on 'Course Calendar' and then 'Register' to view locations for each course. Courses are offered free of charge. Pre-registration is required. For more information call (856) 374-6035. The Camden County location is at the Department of Health & Human Services, DiPiero Center, Lakeland Road, Blackwood, NJ 08021. For directions, please call 1 (800) 999 9045 or (856) 374 6000. Click here for more information on the Communicable Disease Unit.

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