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 […]
July 11, 2019

BEACH BATHERS BEWARE!

RIP CURRENTS CAN TURN A DAY AT THE BEACH INTO A TRAGIC ONE! (Toms River) – Every year more than 30-thousand people are rescued in the […]
June 27, 2019

HURRICANE SEASON IS HERE! ARE YOU PREPARED?

    (Toms River) – Ocean County residents will always remember the power and devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the more than […]
June 19, 2019

SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRUSADER PROVIDES VITAL TESTIMONY

(Toms River) – Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Chief of Administrative Services, Kimberly Reilly, recently made a trip to the state capital to provide key testimony […]