Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Health Office/Vital Statistics

The Board of Health oversees a part-time Registrar of Vital Statistics and a part-time Public Health Nurse at the Health Office located in the Municipal Center. Office hours for the Registrar are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sam Yanovich Health Officer
Ruby Parra Registered Environmental Health Inspector
Judith Pesce Registrar
Christine Attanasio   Deputy Registrar
Regular meetings of the Board of Health are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Center in January, March, June, September and November on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Check meeting schedule below for further details..

The Board of Health contracts for the services of a Health Officer and a Registered Environmental Health Inspector from the Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission in River Edge.

Listing files in 'Health Office/Vital Statistics '

Available services

American Cancer Society. Cancer prevention study: click here. You can be part of a historic research effort by enrolling in this year's American Cancer Society prevention study. Anyone between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and eligible.

Personal Health Services. The Tenafly Health Department offers health consultation to adult residents.  The services are performed by professional staff of the Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP) of Hackensack University Medical Center.  The Adult Health Center provides individual and private health assessment and consultation of the physiological, social, and psychological well being of the participants.  Health consultation focuses on blood pressure assessment and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.  Health education is given in relation to the needs of the client.  Individuals are referred to their physicians for specific health conditions.  No appointment is necessary.
Tenafly Senior Center, 20 S. Summit Street
1st Monday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3rd Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tenafly Public Library, 100 Riveredge Road
1st Friday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more upcoming events sponsored by the Board of Health in cooperation with (HARP) Health Awareness Regional Program of Hackensack University Medical Center, please contact Joanne Wendolowski, RN, at 551-996-2038.

Child Health Conference. Health assessment and immunizations for uninsured children under 6 years of age by appointment at Englewood Hospital or New Milford Health Department. No charge.

Cancer Screenings for Men & Women. Bergen County Department of Health Services offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women aged 40 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Colorectal cancer screenings for women aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for men aged 50 and over who meet eligibility guidelines.  Men with risk factors such as ethnicity or family history may qualify to be screened at a younger age.  To find out if you qualify, please call 201-634-2660. 
Mesothelioma information.  Click HERE for an informational Mesothelioma Guide.

Public & Environmental Health Services. Inspections of retail food establishments and investigations of complaints. Contact Health Inspector Ruby Parra on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 201-568-6100, Ext. 5510.
Vantage Health System, Quality Health Services, 201-567-0059. Click here for Vantage Health website.   

Poison Information & Hotline. Call 800-222-1222

Vital Statistics. Marriage licenses, birth, death and marriage certificates. The Borough of Tenafly contracts with the Borough of Little Ferry for registrar services.  Marriage license applications are taken by appointment only.  Office hours for the Registrar in Tenafly are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, contact Judy Pesce at 201-568-6100, Ext. 5511.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she may be reached at 201-641-9234 (Borough of Little Ferry).   When calling, please indicate if your inquiry applies to Tenafly or Little Ferry. 
Click here for Application for Certified Copy of a Vital Record.

Animal Control. All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Registration can be completed online through this link here.  Licenses are issued through the Office of the Borough Clerk.  Report dog or animal bites to the Police Department immediately. Amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, N.J.S.A. 4:22-17 et seq., were recently signed into law. The new legal requirements set forth in the Act apply to any individual who owns or has custody or control of a dog, service animal or an animal that is a pet. A guide outlining the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the statute pertaining to animal cruelty (NJSA 4:22-17), and penalties for violation of the law (NJSA 4:22-26) are listed in the files above.