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Public Health Nursing Services

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; and Special Child Health Services. 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. Support groups and meal planning are also available. 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 vaccines for adults are available by appointment only:

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)
For men and women 19 to 26 years of age. It is a series of 3 doses. (Human Papillomavirus)
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 or an appointment call 856/931-2700.
  • Must be a New Jersey resident.

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 high lead levels. Call (856) 374-6248 for more information.

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

Special Child Health Programs:
To connect families of children with special needs or developmental delay to needed services. Contact Case Management representative at (856) 374-6021 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.


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