Department of Health

Contact Us

Dennis Green
Health Officer
Phone: 732-827-2085
Fax: 732-381-7668


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Animal Control

  • Newark Humane
    124 Evergreen Ave, Newark, NJ 07114
    (973) 824-7080
  • Cat/Dog License Application
    Dog and Cats shall be licensed yearly.
    Dogs are licensed beginning January 1 of every year
    Cats are licensed beginning January 1 of every year.

Public Health Inspectors

  • Offices located at City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ
    De Zheng, Chief Registered Environmental Health Specialist
    Marvin Yanez, Registered Environmental Health Specialist
    Dr. Emmanuel Santos-Robles, Registered Environmental Health Specialist Vulnerable Population Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: 732-827-2085
  • Description of Services and activities include:
    1. Inspection of retail food establishments- Food License Application
    2. Temporary vendor approval. 
    3. Public swimming pools
    4. Environmental complaints.
    5. Application for vending machine.

Social Work

  • Jareah Lambert-Spivey, MSW
    Direct 732-827-2023
  • Social Work services include:
    • Assistance with applications
    • Connection to available resources
    • Advocacy
    • Implementation of programs based on community needs
      *Services available to all Rahway residents
  • NJ Human Services sought and received additional federal approval to provide New Jerseyans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties access to special disaster food assistance benefits through Sept. 30, 2021.

    NJ SNAP recipients can use their EBT benefits cards to purchase hot food at participating NJ SNAP retailers until September 30, 2021. In addition, NJ SNAP Recipients in these counties will have until September 30, 2021 to request replacement benefits for food lost due to the impact of the storm. SNAP recipients must contact their local Board of Social Services before September 30 to make this request.

    For participating SNAP retailers please visit:


  • Offices located at City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ
    Michele Kowal, RN, Public Health Nurse
    Jennifer Antunes, RN, Public Health Nurse
    Brittany Darrow, RN
    Phone: 732-827-2158
  • Nurses conduct surveillance for communicable diseases.
  • School immunization audits of schools.
  • Nurses provide free hypertension screenings at the Senior Centers monthly.
  • Child and adult immunization clinic information – call for information and schedule.
  • Sexually transmitted disease clinic
    Services provided by the city of Elizabeth. Call for information.
  • Influenza Vaccines
    Influenza vaccines available to Rahway residents
    Call (732) 827-2158 for an appointment


The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records starting at 1921
  • Marriage records starting at 1931
  • Death records starting at 1931
  • Domestic partnership records starting at 2004
  • Civil union records starting at 2007
  • Adoptions – foreign and domestic
  • Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data starting at 1969

Vital records are also available from Local Vital Records Offices in the municipality where the event occurred.

For information about historical vital records from visit the State Archives web page. The Archives maintains copies of births from 1921-1923, marriages from 1931-1948 and deaths from 1931-1960. These materials are available for in-person use only.

Visit the Center for Health Statistics web page for statistical information on vital events in New Jersey.

Visit the National Center for Health Statistics for information on how to request vital records from other states/jurisdictions.

Please note, New Jersey law protects and restricts the release of vital records. Vital records are not public records and cannot be searched online. 

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Health Educator

Anita Jalloh, Health Educator

  • Assess Individual and Community needs.
  • Plan Health Education Programs
  • Develop Health Education Programs.
  • Implement Health Education Programs.
  • Coalition Building
  • Identify Resources and make Referrals.