The Health Department's Community Resource Guide, updated in June 2021, provides a referral to local community organizations and social services that can assist individuals and families recover from COVID, along with other physical, mental or emotional setbacks due to illness, unemployment, housing or food instability, or a lack of transportation.
Center for Family Services is a strong and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives. With services across New Jersey and a history dating back to 1920, Center For Family Services is committed to uplifting individuals and families through our innovative continuum of care.
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.
NJ HELPS-food subsidies and health insurance info
Sign up for Health Insurance
Get Covered NJ In New Jersey, there remains a requirement to have health coverage in 2020-2021. Registration is from November 1, 2020-December 15, 2020
NJ FamilyCARE Sign up for families with young children who need health insurance coverage. Registration is open year-round.
Discounts for Prescription Drugs GoodRx- Free Prescription Discount Card
New Jersey Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, and commnity support to income eligible pregnant women, moms of infants and chidlren up to 5 years old. Check the Nj WOC website to contact the local program and schedule an appointment ot call 1-800-328-3838 (open 24 hours).
Services for Older Adults
Recognizing the increasing number of residents over 60 and the desire to keep long-term residents in our communities, South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) launched "Two Towns for All Ages." Under this new initiative, SOMA is taking a proactive approach to foster healthy aging and enable residents to age in place.For information on Soma Two Towns for All Ages and a range of services, activities and programs for older residents, please go to www.somatwotownsforallages.org
Healthcare Resources for LGBTQ Community
The brochure, “Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your healthcare provider about being LGBTQ” is a great start for LGBTQ youth to feel empowered to talk to their healthcare provider. It also has helpful hotlines for supporting youth.
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) provides a "Find a Provider" Directory to find a gay-friendly healthcare provider in your area.
Advocates for Youth has a plethora of information for youth and has a section on LGBTQ issues, including a section for Health Professionals.
The African American Office of Gay Concerns is a community based non-profit organization founded in 2001 to ensure that men of color who were gay-identified, bi-sexual or men who had sex with other men (MSM) had a voice in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Medicinal Marijuana -Guidance and Resources
The New Jersey Department of Health has a webpage on Medicinal Marijuana usage and guidance. Ths includes: Legislation, rules and guidelines defining Medicinal Marijuana in New Jersey, alternative treatment centers, and how to find a doctor.
This link provides a PDF with guidance on the new conditions that can qualify for medicinal marijuana treatment and the steps for completing the medicinal marijuana process.
Here is a resource for finding licensed physicians who can prescribe medicinal marijuana: http://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/patients/find-doctor/
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