Contact Information

Phone Number:  (908) 879-3660  Ext. 2128
Fax Number: (908) 879-0122

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM

The Chester Borough Board of Health meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30.  The Board of Health is responsible for approving applications for new septic systems and the alteration or repair of septic systems; the drilling and abandonment of potable wells and food handling.  Applications for septic systems must be received in the secretary’s office ten (10) business days before the monthly meeting.

Bernards Township Health Department:

The Bernards Township Health Department is the Contractual Health Agency serving seven communities, including Bernard’s Township, Bernardsville, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Peapack-Gladstone.  Each town has an independent Board of Health with a representative from the Bernards Township Health Department.

Services of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills

The VNA of Somerset Hills has contracts with Bedminster, Bernard’s Township, Bernardsville, Chester Borough, Far Hills, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Peapack-Gladstone to provide the following health services: child health clinics; school audits; staff Department of Health clinics; hypertension screenings; and visit the frail elderly.

Upcoming Events

The Nico-Teen Generation: A Look Inside the Vaping Epidemic @ Bernards Township Municipal Building
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Nico-Teen Generation: A Look Inside the Vaping Epidemic @ Bernards Township Municipal Building | Bernards | New Jersey | United States

Join Ridge Against Alcohol & Drugs (RAAD) to discuss the current vaping epidemic. Members of RAAD will present information to parents and community members about what’s going on in the “nico-teen” generation. Get a chance to see real vaping devices and know what to look for. Presented by the Bernards Township Health Department, Municipal Alliance and RAAD.

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FREE Stroke Screening @ Peapack Gladstone Borough Hall
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Bernards Township Health Department in conjunction with Morristown Medical Center Community Health has scheduled a FREE Stroke Screening on Wednesday, May 15th from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Peapack and Gladstone Borough Hall located at 1 School Street in Peapack, NJ.

Pre-registration is required at 908-204-2520. The screening includes evaluation of total cholesterol, total cholesterol to HDL ratio, and blood sugar check. Fasting is not necessary. In addition, blood pressure, pulse check and carotid artery exam will be conducted.

  • Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.
  • Up to 80% of strokes are preventable.
  • At any sign of stroke, call 911, do not wait. Note the time of the first symptom.
  • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America


FAST: Remember these signs…

  • FACE: Ask the person to smile, does one side of the face droop?
  • ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately!

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Registration is required at for the Stroke Screening with appointments between 1 pm and 4 pm. To schedule an appointment, contact the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

Board of Health Documents