Health

In keeping with current precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Health Dept is completely closed to the public until further notice.

These closures are out of an abundance of caution and align with current suggested prevention measures.  While the health and safety of our staff and residents are our utmost priority, we also recognize the importance of many of the services we provide.   Therefore, in order to ensure the continuity of essential services, The Health Dept will be open on a limited basis electronically, via email or on the phone.  The Health Dept's services are listed on the following pages but please feel free to call us at 201-592-3500 x1510 should you have any questions.

COUNCILWOMEN KASOFSKY'S WOMEN'S WELLNESS SERIESWomens Wellness Series 2021 012521

If it’s one thing that 2020 has proven, it’s that Fort Lee is a community of strong, courageous and resilient people, where residents are genuinely concerned for their neighbors and are looking to grow and connect with one another. In 2021, Councilwoman Ila Kasofsky is dedicated to create meaningful change and positively influence our transition into this new year.

General wellbeing is a balance of mental, emotional and physical health and with that, Councilwoman Kasofsky is committed to bringing health directly to our friends and family through a series of online lectures led by star professionals in the fields of health, nutrition, yoga, meditation, positive mindset, beauty, and more. A focus on women’s wellbeing, in particular, is more crucial than ever as it was once famously said “that as custodians of family health, women play a critical role in maintaining the health and overall well-being of her communities.”

The Fort Lee Women’s Wellness Series began this month with a six-part series on Instagram/IGTV to rave reviews. On Wednesday, February 17, the series continues with Zeni Pepper, owner of Pure Bliss Yoga Studio in Fort Lee, who will guide you through yoga and meditation for inspiring peace within. On Wednesday, March 17, Julene Stassou MS, RD, Registered Dietitian & NYT Best-Selling Author of "The Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Solution," will discuss losing weight and nurturing your overall health and well-being. On Wednesday, April 21, Dr. Jacqueline Ackerina (“Dr. Organized”), will help clear your minds by decluttering and organizing your lives. Councilwoman Kasofsky joins her guest LIVE during each session for an interactive Q&A. Future sessions will be announced. 

There is no need to sign up! Just go to the @FortLeeWellness page on Instagram. To watch an "Instagram Live," when someone you follow shares a live video, their profile picture will appear at the top of the feed with a colorful ring around it and the word Live. Tap or click the profile picture to view the live video. If you don't have the Instagram app yet, you can download it on your mobile device's app store. You can watch live videos on the Instagram app or on Instagram.com!

Remember, Fort Lee – together we are STRONGER!

BOROUGH PHARMACIES PROVIDING FLU SHOTS


CVS
Fletcher Avenue, Linwood Plaza (201-944-1214)
Bergen Blvd., Plaza West (201-947-4840)
Main Street, Hudson Lights (201-944-5394)

Flu Shots - YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare/ Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $20.50

WALGREEN'S
2151 Lemoine Avenue (201-947-6772)
1335 16th Street (201-224-856
1)
Flu Shots - YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $40.99 

FORT LEE PHARMACY
1562 Lemoine Avenue (201-346-9202)

Flu Shots - YES
Insurance. YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $25.00 to $30.00 Approx.
High Dose - $80.00 (65 years of age and older) 

BERGEN CARE PHARMACY
1625 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 1 (201-461-4646)

Flu Shots - YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $18.00 - Approx.
High Dose - NO

CENTER PHARMACY
251 Main Street (201-947-5550)
Flu Shots - YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $20.00 to $25.00 - Approx.
High Dose - Not Sure Yet


ACME PHARMACY
2160 Lemoine Avenue (201-944-1466)

Flu Shots - YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare/ Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $38.00
High Dose - $65.00 to $80.00 Approx. (65 years of age and older) 

STAR PHARMACY
1400 Anderson Avenue (201-224-8877)

Flu Shots- YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $30.00
High Dose – NO

ROYAL PHARMACY
1424 Bergen Blvd (201-482-0801)
Flu Shots- YES
Insurance – YES
Medicare / Medicaid – YES
Standard Dose - $25.00
High Dose - NO

Please click here for a printable version of this list.

ABOUT THE FORT LEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

In New Jersey, every municipality is required to be served by a local health department that meets the requirements of state public health laws and regulations. The Borough of Fort Lee’s Health Department is recognized by the New Jersey Department of Health as the provider of public health services within their jurisidiction.

The Fort Lee Board of Health is a legally constituted, autonomous body appointed by the Mayor to make health policy for the Borough. The Board is empowered by State statute to enact local ordinances to protect the public health and to provide programs in five major areas, including: Health Dept 2020

  • Administration
  • Chronic Illness Detection and Control
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health

VITAL STATISTICS

Certified copies of certificates of births, deaths, and marriages, occurring in Fort Lee, can be obtained either by phone or written request at the rate of $25 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy.

To submit an application online, click here.

For a printed application, click here.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

Please call for an appointment to apply for a marriage license. Marriage license applications are taken from 8:30am to 3:30pm weekdays. The Registrar is also open from 4 to 6 on the first Tuesday of each month by appointment only for marriage licenses. A 72-hour waiting period is required from application to issuance. One applicant must be a resident of Fort Lee. There is a $28 fee. 

Applicants are encouraged to call the Registrar at 201-592-3500 x1510 for details.

Click here for more info.

DOG & CAT LICENSES

All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be licensed. Renewal of dog and cat licenses are due by January 31 each year. The owner must show proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive a license. A late fee of $10 will be charged by March 1.

Click here for more info.

AIR QUALITY

The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection monitors the air at the George Washington Bridge and at the Fort Lee Library. You can access this information at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Drug Drop OffThe effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for local consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.  The Fort Lee Police Department has a box located in the main lobby of its headquarters at 1327 16th Street, Fort Lee.  The box can be accessed seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications. (They cannot accept syringes or liquids.)

For more information, please contact the FLPD at 201-592-3700.