The Hackensack Health Department provides a variety of preventative clinical services. Following is a list of the clinics and the days that they generally operate. All of our services operate by appointment and while the descriptions provide general information about clinic times and schedules, it is important that persons who wish to take advantage of any of these programs, call for an appointment and to ensure that no changes have been made in the clinic schedule.

Child Health Conference

The Child Health Conference (CHC) is a well child service for the children of Hackensack residents, who are infants through five years of age. The services provides free physical examinations, developmental assessments, select screenings, immunizations against vaccine preventable childhood diseases and nurse/physician counseling. The CHC is generally operated for the first and third Fridays of each month and the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Appointments are necessary. Call 201-646-3963.

Health Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR)

The HEAR program is an adult health screening and counseling program where adults have their blood pressure checked, receive a risk assessment for certain chronic diseases and when appropriate, receive referrals to other medical providers. This free service operates on a by appointment basis. For appointments call 201-646-3964.

STI Clinic

Hackensack partners with the Paterson Department of Health for sexually transmitted infection services. The Paterson STD Prevention Center provides free services to anyone who wants or needs to be examined for a sexually transmitted disease. Services include diagnosis, treatment and counseling in a confidential setting. Walk-ins and referrals are welcome. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Registration begins at 8:45am The Clinic is closed on Wednesday. Telephone: 973-321-1277 ext. 2723

Immunization Clinic for School Aged Children

This immunization clinic provides immunizations against vaccine preventable diseases for Hackensack resident school-aged children. There is no charge for this service. The school-aged clinics are generally run the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. For appointments call 201-646-3963.

WIC Nutrition Program

The WIC program is supplementary nutrition program for women, infants and children who are both nutritionally and financially in-need. The program is generally held the first and third Monday of every month, and every Thursday in the Civic Center from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Appointments are necessary. Call 973-754-4575 for an appointment.

New Jersey Family Care Insurance

The New Jersey Family Care provides quality free or low cost health coverage for uninsured children and teens 18 and younger. Find out if you are eligible today.  Call 800-701-0710 or go to Find out if you are eligible today.

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is operating a physician’s office staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses and other health care professionals for the purpose of providing free primary care to Bergen County Residents who meet certain income guidelines but have neither medical insurance nor the means to pay for care. Patients will be seen by appointment. For additional information or appointments call: 201-342-2478 or go to our web site at