Health and Wellness Resources

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    Health Resources

     

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    Zufall Health Center: A federally qualified health care center offering comprehensive health services from pediatrics to adults.  There are qualified counselors to assist with application for NJ FamilyCare. 71 Fourth Street Somerville, NJ  08876 (908) 526-2335.

    Community Visiting Nurse Association: provides routine physical examinations and most required vaccinations, free of charge for school-aged children who do not have health insurance.  An appointment is necessary.  Required:  Proof of address and parent/guardian at time of visit.  Appointments are required - there are no walk-ins. (908) 725-9355

    Food bank of Somerset :The Food Bank Network (FBN) provides assistance with procuring non-perishable staple food items and other services.  For further information and to locate a food distribution center, please contact FBN via the internet at: www. http://www.somersetfoodbank.org

    The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: Makes available information concerning allergies with special attention to food allergies.  Also provides information about managing food allergies in childcare and school settings.  Has seperate teen and kid specific web sites. http://www.foodallergy.org

    KidsHealth is the #1 most-visited website for children's health and development. This website will help your find links to related features created for kids and teens. http://kidshealth.org/parent/ 

    USDA's new 2010 dietary and exercise guidelines for healthy living.  Has fun tools for tracking dietary intake and exercise progress.  MyPlate has replaced the MyPyramid program. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Gives health and safety information for the purpose of achieving improvement in people's wellbeing.  This site provides current information on almost any health and safety topic as well as publications and products. http://www.cdc.gov

    Allergy and Asthma Network:This web site is designed to help people live with allergies and asthma.  There are specific sections on coping with allergies and asthma in the home, childcare,and school settings.  Provides useful information in regards to pets, play time, and shopping. http://www.aanma.org

    American Academy of Pediatrics: Provides useful and up-to-date information for parents/guardians concerning physical, mental, and social health issues from infancy through young adulthood.  An important resource for parents/guardians who may have questions about specific health, social, or developmental concerns. https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx

    New Jersey Family Care offers free or low-cost health coverage for uninsured children 18 years and younger, and low income parents.  You can contact NJ FamilyCare by telephone at:  1-800-701-0710 or via the internet http://www.njfamilycare.org.

    American Diabetes Association

    American Heart Association

    NJ Parent Link     www.njparentlink.nj.gov