Flu Clinics/Covid Vaccines/Women’s Health Screenings & Child Health Clinics
The Sussex County Division of Health, Office of Public Health Nursing, has multiple clinics scheduled for the coming months. They are providing Flu Clinics, Covid-19 Vaccines, Women’s Health Screenings, Well Child Clinic (complete physical exams, screenings, and age appropriate immunizations for children from 0-5 years old), and Free Vaccines for School Aged Children and Teens. Please click on the attachments below for more information.
A walk-in COVID-19 testing site will open Tuesday, January 25 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds: 37 Plains Rd. Augusta, N.J.
Both rapid and saliva PCR tests will be performed on site. According to Vault Health, rapid results are expected to be available within 15 minutes, and PCR results should be available within 72 hours.
Both tests are available to residents ages four and older at no cost.
Currently, the county is estimating that 400 tests will be performed each day. The total number of tests available daily will be dependent upon how quickly the site’s staff is able to administer them.
Schedule: Sussex County Fairgrounds Testing Site
• Tuesday, January 25: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 26: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
• Friday, January 28: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Sunday, January 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The testing site’s schedule is expected to be updated each week at sussex.nj.us/covidtest.
The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing can be reached at 973-579-0570 Ext. 1211
Food Pantry Services and Home Delivery Services:
Need food pantry home delivery? The Hunger Coalition stakeholders and the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council are collaborating to create a safe, efficient method of food distribution for those in Sussex County.
A list of the most up-to-date food pantry services currently being offered can be found at https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/food-pantry-update.pdf.
NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity is offering food delivery services every Tuesday for those who are not able to drive or lack transportation. To request delivery service please call 973-862-6680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. For information regarding how you can contribute donations please contact Jennifer Salt at email@example.com.
St. Michael’s Food Pantry (Route 46, Netcong) – The St. Michael’s Food Pantry serves residents in need from all area towns. The Food Pantry has re-opened and it is open every Friday from 9am-3pm and provides non-perishable foods, fresh produce each month and meats. Other assistance is also available.
Click Below to View the Sussex County Newsletter which contains a great deal of helpful information and links for assistance: Sussex County Newsletter
Mental Health & Addiction Help Related to COVID
Sussex County Vaccine Information
Sussex County is now offering “Pop Up Vaccination Clinics” – As the demand for vaccine has declined, appointments for first dose vaccinations are no longer available at the Sussex County Fairgrounds vaccination site. Sussex County will be vaccinating residents at pop-up clinics at various locations throughout the County.
Pop Up Clinics are being conducted by The Sussex County Division of Health for Free
No Appointment Required
Moderna and J&J Offered
18 Years and Older
Questions: 973 579-0570 x1211
Email the Sussex County Division of Health with any questions. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information can be found at:
Vaccine Information for Senior Citizens who need assistance to register for the vaccine or have transportation needs. (See Below)
- Seniors who are unable to access the internet may call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 for help registering for a vaccination appointment.
- Seniors in need of transportation to vaccination sites located throughout Sussex County can contact Skylands Ride at 973-579-0480 for assistance. When possible, please contact Skylands Ride prior to registering for your COVID-19 vaccination so that transportation can be coordinated with your scheduled vaccination date.
- Seniors who have questions related to COVID19 may call the Sussex County COVID Hotline Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm at 973-579-9488.
Sussex County Department of Health Press Releases for January 27, 2022
Within Stanhope Borough, we have hit a very sad milestone of over 800 positive cases of Covid. Please continue to do your best to stay safe and practice safety protocols.
Find a COVID-19 Testing Site:
SUSSEX COUNTY OFFERS NO COST COVID-19 TESTING CLINICS on THURSDAYS
Sussex County has contracted with Zufall Health Center to conduct weekly COVID-19 testing clinics at no cost to residents. Zufall will be rotating the clinics between three (2) locations in Sussex County. The weekly clinics are held on Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome however it is recommended that you link directly to Zufall’s scheduler to set up your appointment. The program is provided for the uninsured and under-insured residents of Sussex County. Zufall has teamed up with Labcorp for processing. Labcorp will bill your health insurance provider. Any amount not covered by your insurance provider will be paid for through Sussex County. A physician’s prescription is not required to participate in the testing.
Click below to locate a testing site near you. https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-sites
Current Testing Info
Click Box “Get Tested”
On next page scroll to bottom and enter zip code.
Map shows locations to receive a test.
Also note below “COVID Test At-Home”
There are 2 choices now:
Grief & Loss Support Offered by Atlantic Health
Atlantic Health has an ongoing webinar on Grief and Loss Support occurring Wednesdays at Noon. Grief and Loss Support Flier
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
Social Security remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services the public relies on, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. Despite challenges government and businesses face at this time, Social Security wants people to know they remain ready and able to help by phone with most Social Security matters.
Local community members who live in ZIP Codes 07416, 07418 – 19, 07422, 07428, 07439, 07460 – 62, 07821 – 22, 07826 – 27, 07837, 07839, 07843, 07848, 07851, 07855, 07860, 07871, 07874 – 75, 07877, 07879, 07881, and 07890 may speak with a representative by calling the local Newton Social Security office at 1-877-575-5189 or our National 800 Number at 1-800-772-1213 (1-800-325-0778 TTY). For people who live in other parts of the area, Social Security provides local office phone numbers conveniently online Social Security Office Locator, at www.ssa.gov/locator.
Although the offices are not providing service for walk-in visitors, they may be able to schedule an appointment for limited, critical issues if someone needs help that cannot be provided by phone or online.
Please utilize Social Security’s secure and convenient online services to:
- Apply for Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits,
- Check the status of an application or appeal,
- Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas),
- Print a benefit verification letter, and
- Much more.
Most business with SSA can be done online but we know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help. That’s why we want people to know they can still count on us by phone.
Lastly, Social Security knows that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic. The deadlines continue to be extended wherever possible.
COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program
The applications for the COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program open today, September 21, 2020. Eligible families in need of child care for their school age children as schools have opened remotely can apply online at www.childcarenj.gov/COVID19.
The tuition assistance is part of $250 million plan announced last month by Governor Murphy to support working families and child care. This new program will provide tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 in need of either full or part-time child care depending on their school’s remote learning schedule. The department will consider applications until funding is exhausted.
Listed below you will find fliers with more information and details about the program including a Spanish version.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory contains contact information for a varied amount of sources within the County, State and US:
Emergency Response Resource Guide
Sussex County Board of Health Coronavirus Information:
NJ State COVID-19:
CDC Resource Guide
CDC COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
Mental Health Association of New Jersey
A new video on the New Jersey State Parks and Forests Facebook page also illustrates these recommendations: Video Outlining Rules for Visiting State Parks
NJ Temporary Rental Assistance Program:The DCA is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which will provide temporary rental assistance to selected low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisio
Coronavirus Information: For additional information regarding COVID-19 go to the Board of Health Page on this website for links and contact information to various County and State Sites.