The City Of Hackensack

Clinic Services

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 provide 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.

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. 

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 8:45 am 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 on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August. 

WIC Nutrition Program

The WIC program is a supplementary nutrition program for women, infants, and children who are both nutritionally and financially in need. The program is generally held on 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.  

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North Hudson Community Action Corporation – Federally Qualified Health Center

North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC) recognized the need for primary care which led to the creation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  The Health Center provides primary health care at eight (8) locations, West New York, Union City, North Bergen, Jersey City, Hoboken, Passaic, and Hackensack, in addition to our mobile health center.  Services include adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, family planning, dental, psychiatric, and mental health services. Contact information is as follows: 201-996-2121 or visit our website at

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 website at

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