Health Department

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Updated 1/21/22 Opens in new window

Immediate Care will be offering COVID-19 PCR testing at the Middletown Train Station's main parking lot this week on Monday and Thursday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, or until the site reaches full capacityIt has come to our attention that some community members have mistakenly gone to the Middletown Arts Center for testing. The testing site, which is off Middletown-Lincroft Road, is marked by orange traffic cones. 

Tests will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Results will be emailed within 48-72 hours. If you have not received an email within 72 hours, you can contact the Immediate Care Call Center at 888-355-0635 to get your results. Testing is covered by insurance unless a test is deemed not to be medically necessary (i.e. you are not showing symptoms or have been exposed).

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 12921 Opens in new window

Middletown Township has joined forces with the VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Center to provide booster shots for those who are eligible, as well as COVID-19 vaccines, at the Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road). VNACJ Community Health Center nurses will be administering Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen vaccines in the Community Room at the library on Mondays, by appointment only, from 9 AM to 2 PM for people ages 5+ and on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Walk-ins can receive their vaccines and booster shots on Wednesdays between the hours of 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

You do not need to be a Middletown resident to register for these clinics. Those seeking vaccines should bring their ID and insurance card if they have one. Those seeking boosters should also bring their vaccine card or the docket app on their phone. Face masks are mandatory at these vaccine clinics. Pre-register at

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washyourmaskCDC Provides Guidance On How to Store and Wash Cloth Masks

Store your cloth mask properly and wash it regularly to keep it clean. Consider having more than one mask on hand so that you can easily replace a dirty mask with a clean one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make sure to remove your mask correctly and wash your hands after touching a used mask.

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What is the recommendation for wearing a face covering/mask inside while patronizing a business? 

If someone can’t wear a face mask due to medical condition accommodations can be made. Essential businesses that never closed (grocery, pharmacy) cannot refuse entry to someone who has a medical condition and can’t wear mask. They may offer options, such as to provide curbside delivery and limit time spent inside store, but the person must be allowed to enter.

If person doesn’t have medical condition but refuses to wear a mask, essential businesses can refuse entry but must arrange curbside delivery or provide a mask, if available. No one can be asked for medical documentation due to various laws that already existed, so people don’t need to “prove” why they can’t wear a mask.

NJ State Animal Cruelty Laws

The State of New Jersey takes cruelty to animals very seriously. Please CLICK HERE to read documents about what constitutes animal cruelty, what the laws are, and how to identify and prevent animal cruelty and neglect. 

If you would like a printed copy of these documents, you may obtain them from the Middletown Township Health Department located at 180 Main Street in Port Monmouth or you can contact Animal Control at 732-615-2097 to have a copy mailed or emailed to you.

Health Department's Responsibilities

The Health Department oversees Public Health Issues, Environmental Concerns, Animal Control, Substance Abuse Services and Social Services. They also administer and enforce local health ordinances. Responsibilities of this department include:
  • Operating programs and activities for mosquito and rodent control, and administering dog regulations
  • Planning and administering a comprehensive public health program including environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, child and adult health education, laboratory services
  • Public recreational bathing, Septic, Well, Kennel/Pet Shop, Retail food establishment inspections
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The Middletown Municipal Alliance Presents the "Drugs and Alcohol Among Us" Series

Knowledge is the first step. Click HERE to watch the introductory video to learn more about the opioid epidemic and find out what Middletown Township is doing to help fight it.