Welcome to Mid Bergen Regional Health Commission
60 Elizabeth Street, Garfield, NJ 07026
James Fedorko – Health Officer
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
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.
Division of Housing and Community Resources
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that its Division of Housing and Community Resources will be accepting pre-applications for the statewide Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waiting List.
People can go online at www.WaitlistCheck.com/NJ559 from 9 a.m. on January 17, 2023, to 5 p.m. on February 3, 2023, to submit a preliminary application to be entered into a lottery to get on the waiting list for a Section 8 voucher that can be used statewide for housing.
There is a waiting list preference for Veterans!
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 [email protected] or call 201-833-3392
Monkeypox Vaccination in New Jersey
Learn more about who can get vaccinated
High Priority Groups
Learn more about Monkeypox Key Facts
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 [email protected]
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.
Free at home Radon Test Kits for Bergen County Residents.
Please call ahead so they have a test kit ready. 201-634-2804.
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!
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 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-19 Vaccines: Know the Facts
Learn the latest facts about Covid-19 by reading the material provided on the New Jersey Health website.
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.
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
In case of emergency
Always remember the 3 D’s of protection from mosquitoes:
1:Drain 2:Defend 3:Dress
Tick Borne Diseases
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
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.