Health Department personnel are appointed by the Board of Health. Members of the Board meet with Staff of the Department on the second Tuesday of each month (excepting February and August) at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Building. Among its many activities, the Department licenses all Retail Food Establishments within the Township and assures that they comply with all state and local health standards. It also administers a comprehensive program of sanitation, communicable disease control, public health nursing, health education and vital statistics.
Personal Health Services
Personal Health Services provided include providing Well Baby Care screenings and immunization services for pre-school children through an inter-local agreement with the Waldwick Health Department. Annual flu immunizations are available for senior citizens 65 years and older, and to chronically ill residents ages 18-64. Bimonthly Adult Health Consultation programs are also conducted for the early detection and prevention of disease. Communicable Disease investigations are conducted and home visits are made by our contracted public health nurses.
Records & Other Services
The Health Department is also responsible for registering and recording Vital Statistics including births, marriages, deaths, and domestic partnerships that take place in Mahwah. Applications for Marriage Licenses are administered to couples when at least one party to the union is a Mahwah resident - or if both parties live out of State. In the latter case, the marriage ceremony must take place within the Township of Mahwah. The Department also provides important information, literature, publicity and educational programs on a variety of health topics.