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Medical care services for the entire family
Access to affordable health care is available to residents who are uninsured or underinsured through federal programs such as Federally Qualified Health Centers and the Vaccines for Children program.   Refer to resources below for more information and to make an appointment. 

Newark Community Health Centers 
The mission of the Newark Community Health Center is to provide affordable, quality health care.  NCHC are federally qualified health centers with locations in Newark, Irvington, East Orange and Orange.  The total care program provides adult and family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, dentistry, optometry, podiatry and an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. Additional services include social work support services, HIV Testing & Counseling, Nutritional Counseling and Outreach services.  Location: 101 Ludlow St.  Newark.  973-565-0355 or call 973-675-1900.

Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Centers
The mission of the Department of Health and Community Wellness is to provide and advocate for comprehensive health care, social, and environmental services to ensure an optimal level of health and well-being. They offer medical services for: adult, pediatric, WIC, dental, immunizations, childhood lead screening, specialty care, sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment and mammograms. The Mahoney Health Centers are federally qualified health centers with three locations in Newark.  To make an appointment, call (800) 734-7083.

Zufall Health Center
Zufall Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center, located in West Orange. As a fully licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), they provide high-quality, affordable, compassionate medical and dental care to patients in Essex County. Zufall Health welcomes patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, regardless of income or insurance status. They offer a broad range of primary care and support services. Zufall’s bilingual, board-certified physicians and staff provide a full range of services including annual physical exams, treatment of illness and injury, and prevention and management of chronic illness such as diabetes and hypertension.
95 Northfield Avenue, 1st Floor, Suite #2, West Orange, NJ 07052  
(973) 325-2266

Zufall Health now provides affordable dental care. Serving adults and children, they welcome Medicaid and NJ Family Care. Fees for patients without insurance are based on a sliding scale. Services include: exams, x-rays, preventive care, fillings, crowns, partials, dentures, extractions, and dental emergencies. call for appointment information. Services in West Orange: (973) 325-2266.

Zufall Health also now provides Prenatal Care at the West Orange site. Zufall Health Center which is now open for the prenatal services at the West Orange office.  We are very excited about our prenatal venture which also offers connection to Essex County Central Intake, connections to community services like WIC, Baby box, ect. and prenatal case management. Zufall Prenatal works in collaboration with Clara Maass, patients will have their diagnostic testing; overnight observations, delivery and newborn care, and I have IT access for up-to-date results. At Zufall Health Center in West Orange now we welcome patients from prenatal  to seniors-regardless of income or insurance status. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, NJ Family care, private insurances, and we use a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients.  If patients are referred to us from the Health Departments we would like to have proof of pregnancy otherwise they need to see a provider for a test and that can take time.   We are tracking those referrals so to be able to provide feedback as to if prenatal patients entered care. We do Prescreen our Pregnant Moms for Risks prior to Enrollment
Call them for appointments (973) 325-2266 x 358. New patients welcome. Bilingual English/Spanish speaking staff. 

New Life Health and Wellness Center 12 Prospect St., Bloomfield 
New Life Health and Wellness Center offers healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured PEDIATRIC population.  A Nurse Practitioner Practice, their medical services include: work, school and sports physicals, women's health, on-site blood work, treatment for diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions. (973) 429-4850.

Township Adult Health Clinics
All adult residents, ages 18 and over (whether insured, Medicare enrolled or uninsured) are welcome to attend the adult health clinics which are offered two times a month and are free for Maplewood residents. Services provided include: blood pressure screenings, counseling services on medication, blood labs, weight management and nutrition, carotid bruit screening and diabetes risk assessment and health education.  Call the Maplewood Health Department at (973) 762-8120 x 4300 for the Nursing Department to schedule an appointment or to get the monthly schedule.


Travel Immunizations

Refer to Walgreens Pharmacies who offer all travel immunizations. 

Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment
  1. Refer to the Federally Qualified Health Centers listed at the top of this page for services
    1. Mahoney Health Centers
    2. Zufall Health Center
    3. Newark Community Health Centers
  2. East Orange Health Department 
    1. 143 New Street, East Orange NJ (973) 266-5463. This clinic is open to anyone, with or without insurance. Hours of operation change frequently. Please contact the organization to verify. HIV testing by appt: Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9am-12noon and 1pm-3:30pm. Regular STD Clinic hours: Mon.:  1 PM-3:30 PM. Wed., 9 AM- 11:30 AM. Picture ID required. $20.00 fee. No eligibility requirements. 
  3. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ, 606 Central Ave., East Orange. (973) 674-4343. Sliding fee scale, by appointment only. HIV testing and counseling available. 

Cancer Prevention

FREE Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (English)  (Creole)
Screening provided by the State Screening Access of Value to Essex Women and Men (S.A.V.E.) Program, through the University Hospital and Rutgers NJ Medical School.  This mobile van services men and women eligible for free cancer screenings in Essex County. Please call the Health Department for more information at (973) 762-8120 x 4200 or x4300 and see the flyer above, in English and Creole.

Shine a Light: A Lung Cancer Symposium
November 14, 6-8:30 pm, RWJ Barnabas Health Building, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange NJ. To register, (973) 322-2671

Diabetes Prevention and Management

"Sweet Talk" Diabetes Education Class
FREE educational program on diabetes self-management for adults. Sponsored by the University Hospital Division of Ambulatory Care. Come and learn to stay healthy! Program held every Thursday at the Ambulatory Care Center 140 Bergen St., Newark, NJ 07103 Level F, rm 1627. Contact Ana Padilla, Patient Navigator at (973) 972-0856 or email:

Dental Health and Hygiene S?ervices

Oral health is an important component of general health and is related to well-being and quality of life. Often, many conditions which plague the body are manifested in the mouth, an accessible vantage point from which to view the onset and management of many systemic diseases. Please refer to the website for a directory of approved dental service providers by the New Jersey Department of Health; payment methods are based on eligibility guidelines.

Zufall Health now provides affordable dental care. Serving adults and children, they welcome Medicaid and NJ Family Care. Fees for patients without insurance are based on a sliding scale. Services include: exams, x-rays, preventive care, fillings, crowns, partials, dentures, extractions, and dental emergencies. call for appointment information. Services in West Orange: (973) 325-2266.

Resources to Help with Paying for Medications
The webpage is a resource that provides guidance for how to buy medications and how to properly use medications. 

Programs for Medicare Beneficiaries with Limited Income and Assets
If you are living on a low income and have limited resources, you can start saving money right now on your Medicare costs. Refer to the PDF "Get Help Paying Your Medicare Costs" and contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (S.H.I.P) at (973) 637-1717

Personal Care Provider Agencies that Service Essex County
This list is provided by the Essex County Office of the Disabled (2017). The list provides contact information for companies that provide various home care, nursing services and needs assessments for elderly, homebound, chronically ill and disabled.

You may contact the Maplewood Health Department, Nursing Department for a list of community healthcare providers.  They can also provide links to community resources for seniors, mental health and substance abuse, and families.  (973) 762-8120 x 4300 or x 4200. 

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ph: (973) 762-8120