Health Department


To promote and protect the Public Health of the residents of the City of Linden.


  • Food Establishment Inspections
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Certificate of Occupancy Inspections (Residential)
  • Childhood Immunization Clinics
  • Health Screenings
  • Animal Control

Animal Control

Animal Control is provided by:
Associated Humane Society
124 Evergreen Street
Newark, New Jersey 07114-2133

For assistance please call:
(973) 824-7080
Monday thru Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

After hours and holidays, please call:
Or Contact Linden Police Department at: 908.474.8500

Free Immunization Program - Seasonal Flu Shots

Register for a Seasonal Flu Shot by telephoning the Board of Health Office at 908.474.8409. You need to register annually for this program. Linden Residents, 60 years and older, or those with chronic illnesses are eligible to receive a flu shot.

Health Screening Programs

Diabetic Screening programs, colo-rectal screening and various other screenings are held throughout the year. Please watch the website News Column on the Home Page for announcements.

Colo-Rectal Cancer Screening

Screening is recommended for those 50 and older. Free colo-rectal screening is available by utilizing the "FIT" test kit. Complete simple instructions and a mailer are included with this kit. Give us a call to obtain a kit.

View Information About Union County NJCEED Cancer Screenings

Well Baby Clinics

The Linden Health Department offers free childhood immunizations for infants from newborn to age 5 years. Contact the Public Health Nurses at 908.474.8420 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

Rabies Immunization Program

There are various times of years that free anti-rabies vaccinations are offered. Please watch the website News column on the home page for announcements. As a reminder for when your dog needs to be vaccinated, view information below.

Regarding Animals Vaccinated By The City of Linden Only

  • Dogs Vaccinated in 2013 are due for vaccination THIS YEAR.
  • Dogs Vaccinated in 2014 are due for vaccination in 2017.
  • Dogs Vaccinated in 2015 are due for vaccination in 2018.

General Health Department Email

Health Officer Tel: 908.474.8409

Sr. REHS Richard Drozd Tel: 908.474.8422

Sr. Housing Inspector Gregory Imbriaco Tel: 908.474.8414

REHS John LaPlaca Tel: 908.474.8413

RN Arlene Palmer, RN Tel: 908.474.8420

Secretary Board of Health Tel: 908.474.8409

Location 605 South Wood Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

Hours Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

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