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 […]
January 18, 2019

OCHD Health News

January 18, 2019

Shelter Puppies

They are cute, cuddly and now anxious to be homeward bound! 19 puppies recently quarantined for 28 days by the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD), in […]
January 18, 2019

Teen Substance Abuse

It’s not easy being a teenager. Stress and pressure come in a variety of ways but one of the biggest worries can be over drug and […]