Health Department

TOTOWA COMMUNITY CENTER
385 UNION BOULEVARD
TOTOWA, NJ
PHONE: 973-956-1000, ext. 1061

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE DARLENE WALSH, RN

The Totowa Health Department carries out the policies of the Board of Health and the NewJersey State Department of Health The Borough Nurse is in charge of:

Reportable Diseases - Investigation, Case surveillance/follow-up/education

Adult Immunizations - Flu, Pneumonia

Childhood Immunizations - Free immunization program. Held monthly
Appointment necessary

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Referral and State notification

Tuberculosis Contro - Referral and State notification. Follow-up and testing
Annual Auditing of all pre-schools and kindergartens

Adult Health Services - SMAC blood testing-offered in spring April/May. Screening provides complete Cardiac risk profile while measuring 23 different elements found in the blood. The screening is instrumental in detecting various diseases in their early state. Fee is approximately $20. Additional testing available for PSA, Lyme, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, typing and TSH.

Health Fair (held each fall) provides free screenings for Hearing, Vision-glaucoma, Cardiovascular disease, Dental

Blood Pressure Screenings - Third Tuesday of each month 9 -10:30 am at the Totowa Community Center

Flu/Pneumonia Clinic - Free with Medicare # for seniors or those with chronic illness. Held each fall in October/November.

Public Health Home Visits, Public Health Office Visits and Blood-borne Pathogen training.