The Health Department is responsible for all health related issues and is overseen by a Board of Health which has an obligation to protect the residents by initiating health policies for our community. The Health Department encompasses Vital Statistics, Office on Aging, Senior Transportation and Environmental.
The Director of Health/Senior Services must maintain good communication skills with the Board of Health so that all health needs are fulfilled. All Health complaints and concerns are addressed on a daily basis, along with issuing of Retail Food Licenses, Retail Food Inspections, Dog and Cat licenses, Vital Statistics which includes issuance of certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriages, along with Marriage licenses, inquiries, corrections, Pre-Demolition inspections and permits, Environmental, Preventative Health Screening Clinics including, Eye, Hearing, Mammograms, Melanoma, Osteoporosis, Blood Screenings, Well Baby Clinics, and Flu and Pneumococcal (pneumonia) Clinics.
Office on Aging is dedicated to offer programs and services to senior citizens in our community. The Carteret Office on Aging offers free programs and assistance in accessing state, federal and private programs designed for senior citizens, and activities such as group exercise, arts & crafts, and bingo. This office assists seniors with inquiries and application for federal, state and county programs such as social security benefits, PAAD/Senior Gold, County RX program, and Lifeline Credit program. (This program is for those that have questions and need assistance in resolving Medicare Issues).
Senior Transportation includes in-town medical providers, supermarkets, malls and social/recreational events. We have partnered with Middlesex County Office On Aging to provide our homebound seniors with meals on wheels, congregate meals that are served daily to those who come to the center. We also have an ensure program for those that have special nutritional needs. Must schedule pick-up 24 hours in advance by calling (732-802-3014).
Department Head / Staff Information
Taqualla Lowman -Health Director
Diane Kish - Vital Statistics
AJ Singh - Health Inspector
Lester Jones - County Health Official
Carteret Home Energy and Weatherization Office
FAQ Viral Meningitis
Memorial Municipal Building,
61 Cooke Avenue
Carteret, New Jersey