Public Health Nursing
The office of Public Health Nursing takes interest and pride in the general health and well-being of the community. We offer free health clinics and screening for under and uninsured adults and children within the City of Elizabeth and Union County. We promote safe space principle to insure privacy and confidentially. We investigate communicable disease and provide school nursing services for nonpublic schools of Elizabeth. We value our residents and take the time to provide education on health issues and risks, which affect the community. We collaborate with other outreach programs for the betterment of the community we serve.
Those who qualify must be 19 years or older and Union County residents who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover the vaccines listed.
The following vaccines are available:
- Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus, HPV9)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Menactra (Meningococcal)
- Pneumococcal (pneumonia)
- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TDap)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Zoster (Shingles) (Ages 60 and over)
Immunizations are done by appointment only call 908-820-4250. Influenza (Flu shot) offered annually during flu season October through April. Offered to all Elizabeth residents.
The Child Health Clinic provides Free immunization services to children who reside in Elizabeth Only ages 2 months to 18 years who qualify must be uninsured or have New Jersey Family Care Plan A only.
Child must be accompanied by a parent/ legal guardian.
The following documents must be brought:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s current vaccine record or school referral
- For legal guardians - court documents required
- Parent/legal guardian identification (passport, driver’s license, City identification card)
- Proof of an Elizabeth address (bill, lease, driver’s license)
Lead screening available for children 1 to 6 years upon request.
Please note that appointments are required, please call 908-820-4246.
View the New Jersey Minimum Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten through Grade 12 Attendance (N.J.A.C. 8:57-4).
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic is open to residents of Union County (with proof of residency-bill, lease, driver’s license, and photo Identification) excluding Plainfield. Please check with your local health department to see if you need a referral. The Clinic provides free testing and free treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. In addition, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) services are provided by Trinitas Regional Medical Center for the testing, diagnosis and treatment for HIV along with providing Referrals, and PrEP information. View general information on Sexually transmitted diseases.
Free Testing & Treatment
The Clinic provides free testing and free treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
Women (age 13 and above):
- HIV Screenings, Referrals, and PrEP information
Men (age 13 and above):
- HIV Screening, Referrals, and PrEP information
- Trichomoniasas treatment only
Partners Can Receive Testing
Sex partners can also receive STD testing and treatment if living in union county.
For more information on clinic days and hours call: 908-820-4257. View general information on Sexually transmitted diseases.