Public Health Nursing Division
The Public Health Nursing Division of the Health Department conducts various regularly scheduled clinics and screenings for the residents of Harrison.
Regularly Scheduled Clinics
Blood Pressure Screening/Health ConsultationParticipants have the opportunity to discuss health concerns with the nurse and have their blood pressure taken. Participants receive information on cardiovascular risk reduction, including diet modification, smoking cessation, the benefits of exercise and management of diabetes. The program is held monthly at the Senior Citizen Center from l0 a.m. to Noon.
Child Health ConferenceThe child health conference provides well childcare for resident children age newborn to five years old. Board certified pediatrician conducts a developmental assessment and pediatric examination and administers immunizations as required by the State of New Jersey. Nurses deliver health education regarding car seat safety, nutrition, safety in the home and lead poisoning prevention. The clinic is by appointment only.
Lead ScreeningThe lead screening clinic provides cursory screening for children ages 1 through 6, held once a month by appointment only.
Immunization AuditsAnnual audits of immunization records conducted for all nursery, preschool and childcare programs operating with the Town. An annual review of public school immunization records is also conducted.
Annual ScreeningsAnnual programs that include:
- Flu and Pneumonia Clinics
- Mammography Screening (in conjunction with the Harrison Cancer League)
- Multiphasic Blood Screening
- Prostate Screening (in conjunction with the Harrison Cancer League)