Our Mission

In partnership with our community we are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and a clean and safe environment. We are dedicated to advocate for and to provide leadership in assuring consistent, quality healthcare in our community.

We are guided by the following principles:
  • To assess the priority needs and wants of the community we serve through comprehensive health planning;
  • To inform and educate residents about public health issues;
  • To encourage people to take responsibility for their own and their neighbors' health;
  • To utilize a team approach in achieving our mission;
  • To commit to problem solving utilizing a systemic approach;
  • To promote a work environment which fosters creativity, innovation, respect, sense of caring, commitment, trust, quality and dependability

News Articles

November 1, 2018

Measles Advisory

The Ocean County Health Department wishes to remind residents of some appropriate precautions given the recent confirmation of measles diagnosis in Lakewood.  Prior to the availability […]
August 16, 2019

YOUTH SUICIDE A SERIOUS ISSUE IN OCEAN COUNTY!

(Toms River) – While the opioid crisis continues to grab headlines, another public health problem has quietly emerged in New Jersey, and here at home in […]
August 12, 2019

AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION MONTH!

  TIME TO ENSURE YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ARE PROTECTED!   (Toms River) – Every August, for National Immunization Month, the Ocean County Health Department […]
August 5, 2019

OCEAN COUNTY ANIMAL FACILITIES HOPE TO “CLEAR THE SHELTERS” DURING ANNUAL ADOPTION EVENT! 

    (Toms River) – The Ocean County Animal Facilities are participating in the 5th annual “Clear the Shelters” national adoption event that will take place […]