Welcome to Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission

705 Kinderkamack Road,
River Edge, New Jersey 07661
Phone: 973-340-3340, ext 4450 Fax: 973-772-7721
James Fedorko – Health Officer

Tickborne Diseases

An infected tick can then spread disease to a person through a tick bite. You can reduce the risk of getting diseases from ticks by taking steps to avoid tick bites.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information:
New Jersey 24-hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-800-222-1222
New Jersey Department of Health website: www.nj.gov/health

Covid Awareness

This is a community toolkit developed for the New Jersey Department of Health as part of the State’s effort to educate about the importance of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

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Cancer Support for Young Adults

Join our monthly young adult support group open to those impacted by cancer between the ages of 18 – 39.

This virtual group offers a safe space to discuss concerns and learn from others coping with similar challenges. When facing a major life change, knowing you are not alone is important. Whether newly diagnosed, in treatment or post treatment we welcome you to join us. New topics discussed at each session.

3rd Tuesday of every month Held virtually, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

RSVP: Email cancersupport@holyname.org or call 201-833-3392

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The Englewood Health Department Presents:

Get Fit in the fall

Wednesday Mornings
9:30 – 11:00 AM
October 26th – November 16th

Mackay Park
Meet at the Ice Arena

Group Exercise with GymGuyz Personal Training

Group Walking

Blood Pressure Readings on 10/26 & 11/2

To Register Call 201-568-3450 x5 08


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Monkeypox Vaccination in New Jersey

Learn more about who can get vaccinated

High Priority Groups

Vaccine Locations

Learn more about Monkeypox Key Facts



 Health Workshops

Take Control of Your Health Workshops

Date:6 week free workshop Tuesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Location: Senior Source Shops at Riverside, Suite 310 Second Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601

Register 201-634-2693 or mklein@co.bergen.nj.us

Men’s Health Fair Free Event

Date: October 1, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Hackensack Civic Center, 215 State Street, Hackensack, NJ

Register- Call 800-560-9990

Summary – Men’s Health Fair (hackensackmeridianhealth.org)

NJ Spotted Laternfly Reported Guidelines

What to do: If you see egg masses, scrape them off, double bag them and throw them away. You can also place the eggs into alcohol, bleach or hand sanitizer to kill them.

Collect a specimen: Specimens of any life stage can be turned in to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s lab for verification.

Take a picture: A photograph of any life stage (including egg masses) can be submitted to SLF-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov.

If you can’t take a specimen or photograph, call the New Jersey Spotted Lanternfly Hotline at 1-833-223-2840 (BADBUG0) and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.

Learn about the upcoming nutrion workshops!

Free at home Radon Test Kits for Bergen County Residents.

Please call ahead so they have a test kit ready. 201-634-2804. 

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


  • From Pascack Rd. Turn onto Sorbello Rd. Left turn onto E. Ridgewood Ave
  • Pass New Bridge Hospital Entrance
  • Follow the road and green signs for “Bergen County Health Services”
  • Enter the Health Services Building and Fill out the form to obtain Radon Test Kit

Detailed instructions will be inside of the test kit. Close all windows and doors in your home and open the test kit in the lowest level of your home, i.e. the basement, for 72 hours. After 72 hours close the test kit and mail it in the pre-paid and pre-addressed envelope. Test results should be available and sent within 1-2 weeks.


Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among cancers that affect both men and women. But it doesn’t have to be. Routine screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45 can save lives!

Here’s how:

Colorectal cancer usually starts from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn’t be there. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.

Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests can also find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.

The Bottom Line
If you’re 45 or older, talk with your health care
provider about getting screened.

For more information:
Visit https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/ or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). For TTY, call 1-888-232-6348.

Welcome our new Health Officer

James Fedorko Bio

James Fedorko worked for the Englewood Health Department as the Director of Health Services/Health Officers for eight years before coming to the Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission.  He worked for the Passaic County Department of Health from 2004 to 2013 and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 2017 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Service Corps. 

Jim is married with five children and has been a beekeeper since 1996.

Covid Accouncements

4 things to know about the Delta variant:

  1. COVID-19 continues to spread in the US and variants are circulating. The best way to protect yourself from the virus is to get a COVID-19 vaccine. If unvaccinated, continue to wear a mask and keep physical distance in public spaces
  2. It is normal for viruses to change through mutation. The Delta variant is considered a variant of concern and is one of four notable variants in the US
  3. The Delta variant spreads more easily from person to person than the original strain of COVID-19
  4. So far, studies suggest that current authorized vaccines protect against the circulating variants, including the Delta variant. Vaccines protect you from getting sick, needing to be hospitalized, and dying.

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine or call 855-568-0545

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts

Learn the latest facts about Covid-19 by reading the material provided on the New Jersey Health website.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Facts

Educate yourself on the facts about the Covid-19 vaccine by clicking the link below.

Information for Parents about Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

The best way to protect against measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot).
Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot.

The Mid-Bergen Regional Health Updates


If you’re looking for information or have questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus the medical experts at New Jersey Poison Control Center are available 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222.

Seasonal Influenza

Educate yourself and your family on the proper precaution against this virus by covering coughs and sneezes, washing your hands, staying home if you’re sick and by getting an annual flu shot for people who are 6 months or older.

Outbreaks of Hepatitis

Multiple states across the country have reported outbreaks of hepatitis-A, primarily among people whovuse drugs and people experiencing homelessness

Health Alerts

The Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission is dedicated to providing the public with up to date health information to the general public.

In case of emergency

For after-hours public health emergencies please contact your local Police Department

Mosquito Protection

Always remember the 3 D’s of protection from mosquitoes:
1:Drain  2:Defend 3:Dress

Tick Borne Diseases

Learn how tick borne diseases can be prevented as well as how knowing the symptoms

About Bats

Which bats enter my home?
Bats are plentiful in New Jersey and play an active role in the control of nuisance insects.

Lead in Water

The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week This year’s theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.”

Washing Hands

Live poultry, such as chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, often carry harmful germs such as Salmonella.

Our Professional Staff

Health Officer – James Fedorko
Registered Environmental Health Specialists

  • Dan Dabrowski: MPH, BA
  • Ruby Parra: BS
  • Jin Bae: BS
  • Martha Sobanko: BS
  • Halina Dabrowska: BS MS
  • Sue Barker: BS
  • Kayla Williams, BS, CPO
  • Kayla M. Williams, BS, REHS,CPO
  • Stephanie Haskins B.S.
  • Stephen Wielkocz BS MA

Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission was founded in 1978 as a governmental entity in order to provide an array of Public Health services to communities in Bergen County. The founding member towns of Bogota, Englewood Cliffs, Leonia, New Milford, and River Edge, formed the Commission as a means to save taxpayer dollars through shared services. Since then, we have expanded, and currently serve a total of fifteen jurisdictions.

The Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission

James Fedorko - Health Officer

New Location: Garfield Health Department, 60 Elizabeth Street, Garfield, NJ 07026

973-340-3340, ext 4450

973-340-2000, ext 4450

Fax: 973-772-7721