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 […]
March 1, 2019


 A NEW AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAM TO HELP FIGHT ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE DEATHS IN COUNTY!     (Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department recently released […]
February 19, 2019

It’s an Alarming Fact!

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS DON’T MALFUNCTION AS OFTEN AS PEOPLE THINK!       (Toms River) – Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the “silent killer,” […]
February 19, 2019

Here’s the Purrfect Cat for You!

Captain Barbossa is a three legged furball available for adoption at the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson. To learn more about this special kitty […]