Health & Social Services

About the Department
Welcome to the Edgewater Health Department. We are located in the Edgewater Community Center at 1167 River Road. Our goal is to encourage a healthy community.

Members of our team include a Health Officer, Public Health Nurses, a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (R.E.H.S), a Secretary/Registrar of Vital Statistics, and an appointed Board of Health.
Community Center

Board of Health

Public Health Nurse



Health Officer
Bergen County Department of Health Services

  • Health Officer: Hansel F. Asmar
    One Bergen County Plaza
    4th Floor

    Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

    Phone: 201-634-2600
    Fax: 201-336-6086

Sanitary Inspector

  • Bergen County Department of Health Services

Public Health Goals

  • Assures the quality and accessibility of health services
  • Prevents injuries
  • Promotes and encourages healthy behaviors
  • Protects against environmental hazards
  • Responds to disasters and assists communities in recovery

Essential Public Health Services

  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems