Hopewell Township Health Department reminder; Day light savings starts November 6 so remember to Set you clocks back, replace the batteries in your smoke and Carbon monoxide alarms and to restock your water and food supplies for an emergency. Hurricane Irene and the recent snow storm are reminders that everyone should be prepared to be without electricity, water, food or cable for extended periods of time. A 3 day minimum supply of water, food and other supplies should be on hand.
Hopewell Township office of emergency management alerts the public when there is an emergency event taking place using a reverse 911 calling system, local cable television notices, updates to the Hopewell Township web site and a service called Nixle. Nixle is a free service that alerts residents to public safety threats and important community information via e-mail, and cell phone text messages. To register go to www.nixle.com.
for Septic Repair & Abandonment
for Letter of Review - Onsite Sewage Disposal & Well Water System
|NJDEP Onsite Septic System Inspection Form
Application for a new well permit
Alteration Permit Form (1/2006)
Municipal Construction Procedures - Underground Storage Tanks
FOOD, CAMPS, POOLS, etc.
CHAPTER 24 (N.J.A.C. 8:24)“Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines”
Township of Hopewell - Retail Food Application
Temp Food Application
HOMEOWNERS GUIDES TO WELLS AND CLEAN WATER
HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO SEPTIC SYSTEMS
EMERGENCY & PREPAREDNESS GUIDES
HOMEOWNERS GUIDES TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
HIV/AIDS SERVICES IN NEW JERSEY
HELPING YOU BECOME AN INFORMED HEALTH CARE CONSUMER
HEALTH INFORMATION RESOURCES & LINKS
RECORDS & STATISTICS
and deaths are permanently recorded by the Registrar of
Vital Statistics in the municipality in which they actually
take place. A fee and specific information are required
to obtain a certified copy of any of these documents.
Township records begin with 1921. A New Jersey marriage
license is issued to each couple by the Registrar in the
municipality in which the prospective bride resides. Out
of state residents getting married in New Jersey must
apply in the municipality in which the marriage is to
Additional information on obtaining copies of birth, marriage and death records are available from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services.
information on office hours, procedures and fees, call
Hopewell Township 737-0120, Hopewell Borough 466-2636,
or Pennington Borough 737-0276
education programs and videos are available for presentation
at club and organization meetings. The Health Department
also provides information and referral services for residents
with questions about health.
Department participates with Hopewell Valley Municipal
Drug and Alcohol Alliance. The purpose of the Alliance
is to conduct substance abuse awareness education and
Healthy Child – Well Baby Check-up & immunizations for uninsured township residents is provided by the Lawrence Township Health Department. Preapproval is required.
For information and appointments call 737-0120 ext 638
Free vaccines are also available through the NJ Vaccine for Kids programs.
Local area Provider can be located at https://njiis.nj.gov/njiis/html/contactvfc.html
Currently, children who are eligible to receive vaccines from the NJVFC Program must be within one of the following categories;
- Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, or NJ FamilyCare Plan A
- NJ FamilyCare Plans B, C and D
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Have no health insurance
- *Have health insurance that does not pay for vaccine
- Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. These children must be immunized at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or rural health center to receive free NJVFC vaccine.
Free Hypertension Screening. Our Public Health Nurse monitors blood pressure. Information is also provided about proper diet, exercise, weight control and other factors, which can help control blood pressure and improve one's general health.
A free Influenza Immunization Clinic is held in early November each year for senior citizens 65 years old and high risk individuals. Pneumonia Vaccinations are also available for those 65 and older.
Project Healthy Bones is an osteoporosis prevention, exercise and education program for older adults in New Jersey. The program is modeled after a program developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Action For Boston Community Development, Inc Research has shown that high intensity strength training exercises along with weight bearing activities, such as walking, are an effective and feasible means to preserve bone density. Strength training can also improve muscle mass, strength, and balance.
Project Healthy Bones classes are currently held at the health department and other participating sites through out the valley. Please call the health department for availability and times. 737-0120x638
Other Community screenings are offered, evaluations for the major risk factors associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease. Certain vaccines are also available. Area health related organizations provide health education consultation and materials on a wide range of topics.
The Health Department works to prevent and control illness in the community by investigation of communicable diseases.
Free and Confidential Sexually Transmitted Disease & HIV Testing & Counseling Clinics:
Hamilton Township Health Department, 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, 609-890-3647. Walk-in hours are Monday 1-3 pm and Tuesday 9-11 am. Photo id is required
HITOPS, Inc. in Princeton provides clinical services and sexuality education for young men & women ages 13-23. They are located at 21 Wiggins Street Princeton.
Trenton Health Department - 218 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 Phone: (609) 989-3242 The Adult health clinic provides confidential screenings for sexually transmitted diseases. You’ll only need to bring documents of your residency within Mercer County to access these services that are no charge. Quick and prompt is delivered by the professional staff. Referrals provided. Confidential HIV counseling and testing is also provided in that results are provided within 15 minutes using the latest technology. These are walk in services, no appointment is necessary.
Clinic hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am -11am and 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Trenton Health Department also provides (Tuberculosis) TB testing and case management Services, referrals are required. Call 609-989-3242 for times and appointments.
St Francis Medical Infection Disease Center 601 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton. Provides HIV/STD testing for county residents. Call 609-599-5560 for times and appointments
Various videos may be viewed at the Health Department. Examples, Lyme disease, Septic System Care & adult exercise programs.
Free literature on substance abuse and other public health topics is also available.
& ANIMAL CONTROL
All newly acquired dogs and cats can be vaccinated against rabies by 3 months of age. Three-year booster shots are given after the first dose and if the pet is over 1 year old.
All dogs must be licensed. Application
for Pet Registration
Cats must be licensed or registered depending on the municipality of residence.
A State mandated door-to-door canvass is conducted annually to locate unlicensed pets. Legal action may be taken if unlicensed pets are found.
To assist residents in protecting their pets and family against rabies, free Rabies Vaccination Clinics are conducted throughout the year; see the Hopewell Valley schedule on the last page.
Call the Health Department for dates for other free clinics throughout the greater Mercer County Area. 737-0120 Ext. 678
Anyone with knowledge of an animal bite (to a pet or person) is required to report the bite to the Health Department so that an investigation can be initiated.
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics
10:00 ‑ 12:00 Noon
Hopewell Twp. Public Works Facilities
203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville
The environmental health staff conducts regular inspection for the 150 food vendors throughout the valley. Copies of all reports are left with the facility owner and are on file at the Health Department for public review.
Seasonally, public bathing places are inspected by the Health Department. Life‑saving equipment, personnel certifications and proper sanitation procedures are checked to ensure safety.
Public health nuisance and occupational health complaints that are reported to the department are investigated and appropriate action taken.
The Health Department works closely with the State Department of Environmental Protection & Energy to solve local pollution control problems. NJDEP Hotline is 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337)
The Health Department issues permits for:
* New construction, repairs and alterations to existing septic systems.
* New or replacement wells & well pumps.
A Homeowner's Manual for the maintenance of septic systems is available upon request.
Information is also available on underground oil tanks, asbestos removal, lead hazards (both paint and drinking water) and solid waste.
The Health Department recommends testing of private wells for:
Total coliform bacteria annually. Nitrates every 3 years. Lead, arsenic, gross alpha and other organic chemicals every 5 years.