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Public Health and Medical Information

Loaning of Medical Aids: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and canes, if available, are offered to Fair Lawn residents free of charge for 60 day increments. All equipment is loaned out during regular business hours and are not available for drop off or delivery.

Free Health Consultations: Including hypertension check, with a public health nurse are provided on most Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in room B-5 of Borough Hall. During consultations, the public health nurse will take a blood pressure, perform a risk assessment and discuss health concerns with participants.

Free Child Health Clinic: This program is intended for children without health insurance. Appointments are mandatory and may be made by calling the Nurse at 201-794-5331. Clinics are normally held the first and fourth Thursday afternoons of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm. This program provides well baby checkups that include developmental assessments, certain free immunizations and health education for children under age 6. The program will also see school aged children in non-compliance for the immunizations.

Child Blood Lead Screenings: Low cost child blood lead screenings are available through the nursing division. This program is intended for children under 6 years of age. The $10 fee for this program is paid directly to the laboratory for their analysis. This service is available to all regardless of income. To arrange an appointment with the public health nurse, call (201) 794-5331.

Flu Vaccine: Available to residents ages 18 and over. Call the public health nurse at (201) 794-5331 to arrange an appointment or if you have any other questions.

Pneumonia Immunizations: Continue to be available year round to residents ages 18 and over who have never had the immunization. The fee for this service is $25. Call the public health nurse at (201) 794-5331 to arrange an appointment or if you have any other questions.

West Nile Virus surveillance includes compiling ill and dead bird reports, testing only those crows which are dead less than a few hours. Reports received from residents are reported to the NJ Department of Health. Since the virus is spread by the bite of an infective mosquito, the Bergen County Mosquito Division collects mosquitoes for testing. They also regularly check select known water sources and treat, when necessary, to prevent mosquito breeding. Residents are asked to assist by checking their own properties for any items that hold water, such as buckets, tires, toys, trash cans, etc. and either discard them or turn them over so they do not collect water. Anyone wishing to collect rain water for watering gardens should cover the barrel with fine mesh screens or use salad oil to cover the top of the water. To report ill or dead birds for WNV, call (201) 794-5327 or Animal Control at (201) 796-1400. West Nile Virus season is May through October.

Mosquito Issues: Please contact Bergen County Mosquito Control.


Outdoor Pesticide Application: Pesticides must be used according to label direction under penalty of EPA law. Large quantity, outdoor spray applications of pesticides require neighbor notifications. Homeowners using lawn services or contractors for pest and weed control must ensure that the service is licensed with the State and has a Fair Lawn Health Department registration. For more information, call 201-794-5327.

Residents who suspect pesticide misapplication should call DEP's Bureau of Pesticide Compliance at 609-984-6568 (during off hours, ad suspected environmental violations should be reported to DEP's 24 hour hotline at 1-877-927-6337. For a pesticide health emergency, call the NJ Poison Information System at 1-800-222-1222. Through the Federal EPS'a website at, individuals can access a Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety. Local Rutgers County Extension offices also provide access to good sources of specific pest control information.

Environmental Commission: Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM at Borough Hall.

Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention

Board meets monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, except July and August. All residents are invited. Visit FLASAP for meeting dates/times, meeting minutes, mission statement and more.

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Contact Information

Name: Carol Wagner
Title:   Director/ Health Officer
Phone: (201) 794-5327
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon to Fri

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