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 […]
April 11, 2019

National Minority Health Month Special Event

A HEALTHY DOSE OF FREE SERVICES BEING OFFERED AT OCHD SPECIAL EVENT!   (Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is celebrating National Minority […]
April 2, 2019

SECOND DECLARED OUTBREAK: MEASLES STILL A CONCERN IN OCEAN COUNTY

WITH MEASLES STILL A CONCERN IN OCEAN COUNTY, OCHD RELEASES IMPORTANT TIPS, STATS AND RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS, HEALTH PROVIDERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS! (Toms River) – It […]
March 29, 2019

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK!

FREE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS AND WELLNESS SEMINARS AIMED AT OLDER ADULTS KICKS OFF NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK!   (Toms River) – Every Spring the Ocean County […]