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Mission

The Board of Health contracts for Shared Services for Public Health Services with the County of Morris, Department of Law & Public Safety, Office of Health Management.   The Health Department administers the health regulations in Harding Township, including septic and well regulations, health clinics, health inspections, communicable disease local response and tracking, and animal management (control and licensing).       

Health Department Services

As part of the Shared Services Agreement with Morris County, Dr. Carlos Perez, Jr., Director of Morris County Health Management, serves as Harding Township's Health Officer, Mrs. Stephanie Gorman, Assistant Health Officer, and Casey Brady serves as REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist).  Our pages are designed to provide you with information about our programs and services, as well as important dates and health related links. 

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION & UPDATES:

If you are contacting the Division of Public Health regarding general COVID-19 questions, including information about the regional mega-vaccination site, please call the Morris County COVID-19 Hotline at 973-829-8250 for assistance.  The COVID-19 Hotline is operational seven (7) days a week between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.  Messages left after 4 pm will be returned the next day.  Please note, the COVID-19 Hotline is unable to register persons for vaccine appointments at the regional mega vaccination site.  For more information please visit the following sites:

Visit covidvaccine.nj.gov/

Visit Morris County Department of health -- health.mrriscountynj.gov/vaccination/

Visit covid-19.nj.gov for information on the State's COVID-19 response. 

Morris County residents to schedule a vaccine appointment visit:  atlantichealth.org

Frequently asked COVID-19 Vaccination questions:

1.  Is there a possibility of a smaller vaccination sites in other parts of the County?

a)   Not one that would be County operated.

b)  At some point we believe vaccines will become available at pharmacy's  and Doctor's Offices.

2.  I have signed up for the vaccine through the NJ website and was told I am in Phase 1A and they will notify me when I can make an appointment.  Is that accurate?

a)  The State Site will notify you when you meet the criteria to make an appointment.  You then need to find out who has the vaccines and schedule your appointment.

3.  Is the Atlantic Health - Morris County - Mega Site sign up portal the same as the NJ State site or is it a different list?

a) No they are not.

b) The Atlantic Health site will tell you when you meet the criteria for the vaccine and when appointments will open up.

4.  I am not sure if I should be signing up multiple times or just wait to hear from the State site.

a) If you are in Morris County, please use the atlantichealth.org site.

5.  After I receive my first vaccine, can I go to another location for my second vaccine?  Assuming I can get the same vaccine.

a) when you receive the first vaccine at the County site, they schedule you for the second one.

 

OTHER HEALTH DEPATMENT INFORMATION :

INFLUENZA:  Stop the Spread of Flu click here and Stop the Spread of Germs click here for more information.

SAFE SYRINGE DISPOSAL LOCATIONS -- click here.

A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO SEPTIC SYSTEMS - Click here.    

WELLS - Private Well Water Testing - Click here.  

ANIMAL CONTROL:

Animal Control:  Harding Township's animal control service is through "Animal Control Solutions, LLC".  For animal control issues, residents should contact the Harding Township Police at 973/455-0500 ext: 0.  An officer will respond and take action or make appropriate notifications to the Health Department and/or Animal Control Solutions.

Animal Control Solutions Update to Coronavirusclick here

RABIES CLINIC:

Harding Township Health Department along with Morris Township Health Department will sponsor a Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department located at 22 Village Road, Harding Township from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.   Please make sure your pet is either on a leash or in a carrier.     

DOG LICENSES:  License issuing begins in January of every year and all dogs must be licensed by January 31st.  If you have a new puppy, licensing for new puppies begins at 7 months of age.  A late fee of $10.00, per dog, will commence on March 1, 2021. 

Click here for a copy of the 2021 dog license application.

In order to receive a license, the dog or dogs rabies immunity must be good through October 31, 2021.  For a list of free rabies vaccination clinics click here: (http://www.morriscountynj.gov/health/public/rabies.asp)            

Dog License Official: Lisa Sharp

Animal Cruelty - Please click here.

Abandoned Wildlife:  For information on what to do with abandoned wildlife, click here

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS:

Prescription Drug Disposal: To properly dispose of unused or expired medicines:

  • Mark out personal information on the prescription bottles
  • Mix liquid medicine with substances like coffee grinds, cat litter or soil
  • Dilute pills with water and add to coffee grinds, cat litter or soil
  • Place bottles in an opaque container (coffee can, yogurt container, etc)
  • Mix the container in the trash.
  • Do NOT flush down the drain
  • Do NOT share medicines with others
  • Do NOT recycle containers or medicines

SAFETY TIPS:  

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS BULLETIN - Click Here.

Healthy Heart - Stress Less for a Healthy Heart - Click here.

Eye Safety - Click Here.

LYME DISEASE - Lyme disease is a bacterial disease primarily transmitted by the White Tail Deer tick.  Raccoons, opossums, dogs, rabbits, horses, cattle, and birds can all harbor the disease.  Mosquitoes and biting flies may even transmit it.  You can contact Lyme Disease most easily between April and November. 

The first stage of Lyme Disease is characterized by a circular rash.  Flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, fever, chills, a headache, and joint and muscle pain accompany the rash.  During the second stage, victims may develop severe headaches, encephallitis (inflamation of the brain), facial paralysis, or mengingitis.  It can also cause cardiac difficulties such as dizziness, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeat.  The third stage involves the onset of arthritis.  The best defense against Lyme Disease is to prevent transmission.

Poison Ivy - For information on poison ivy, click here.

REGISTRAR - VITAL STATISTICS

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for a marriage license or certified copy, please contact Lisa Sharp, Registrar at 973/267-8000.  An appointment is required for all vital statistics.  Hours for vital statistics is 9 am to 4 pm Monday - Friday.  During the summer, the Municipal Building has summer hours and the hours on Friday's is from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

For Marriage, Civil Union, and Remarriage License Application, click here.

For Certified Copy Application, click here.

 

Information

George Byrnes - REHS                                   Phone:  (973)267-8000 ext. 1977

Casey Brady - REHS with Morris County

 In Harding Twp. on Monday's 9:00 - 3:30 pm  Phone: (973)267-8000 ext. 1924 

Lisa Sharp Health Department Administrative Assistant              Phone: (973) 267-8000 ext. 1968

Public Health Nurse - Kathy Basile with Morris County 
Phone: 2nd/4th Thursday at Church of Christ the King for Senior Meeting 10:30 am to 11 am for blood pressure screening.

2nd Thursday: 11:30 am to 1 pm at Kemmerer Library for blood pressure screening

4th Thursday - 10 am to 10:30 am in Harding Township Municipal Building  - Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the public health nurse will not have office hours in Harding.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT Fax: (973) 829-7025