Being prepared means staying informed. Check all types of media – Web sites, newspapers, radio, TV, mobile and land phones – for global, national and local information. During an emergency, your local Emergency Management or Emergency Services office will give you information on such things as open shelters and evacuation orders.
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website serves as a resources for all health-related information in New Jersey and will provide updates during incidents.
Make sure to bookmark www.nj.gov/health on your personal computers.
Getting involved is one of the best ways to stay prepared and protect you and your family. Consider taking first aid and emergency response training, participating in community exercises, and volunteering to support local first responders. Consider joining your local Medical Reserve Corps, which coordinates activities through volunteers to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to public health emergencies
Report suspicious packages or substances: If you are a member of the general public - Call your local law enforcement agency at 911 or call 866-4-SAFE-NJ (866-472-3365). You can also email email@example.com.
If your local health department is unavailable contact the New Jersey Department of Health:
609-826-4872 and 609-826-5964 daily Monday through Friday;
609-392-2020 Nights, Weekends and Holidays
(Infectious Disease Emergencies)
Call 1-800-222-1222to reach the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJ PIES).
During Public Health Emergencies
Public Health Emergency Information Line– New Jersey Department of Health Health 1-866-321-9571 – (recorded information)
TTY users dial 711 for the New Jersey Relay Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Hotlines Hours: Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
NJ Poison Information and Education System (NJ PIES)
New Jersey’s Community Resource:
Dial 2-1-1 for phone or website guide
NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline 1-877-294-HELP