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Where do I dispose of used or new (no longer needed) needles?
Chilton Medical Center- Access Center accepts the needles, call them at 973-831-5191 for more information.

Where do I dispose of medication that is expired or no longer needed?
The Wayne Police Department has a Project Medicine Drop Box in their lobby for pills and capsules.  Liquids can be disposed of by mixing them with coffee grounds or kitty litter and putting them in a sealable bag or container and throwing them in your household garbage.  DO NOT FLUSH THEM DOWN THE SINK OR TOILET. 

Do you offer to test for Tuberculosis (TB)?
We offer the Mantoux test, also called the PPD test. The test is done by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
973 694-1800 Ext. 3237 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer children’s vaccines?
Yes, we provide vaccines for children through the New Jersey Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) for those who qualify for the program.
973-694-1800 Ext. 3236 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer any vaccines for adults?
Yes, we offer the following vaccines: Influenza, Hepatitis B, Pnuemonia, Shingles, and Tdap.
973 694-1800 Ext. 3241 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How do I register for the flu clinics?
You can register online or by calling 973-694-1800 extension 3281. The flu vaccine is available for everyone 6 months and up. The fee is $15 or free with Medicare Part B (no HMO).

What are the qualifications required to sign up for the dental clinic?
The dental clinic is open to ages 5 and older with no dental insurance.
973-694-1800 Ext. 3237 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

When do you offer the SMAC blood test?
The SMAC blood test is offered twice a year in April and in September.
973-694-1800 Ext. 3281 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Can you check my blood pressure?
We offer blood pressure screenings by appointment only.
973 694-1800 Ext. 3241 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer in-home nursing services?
We offer homebound Flu and Covid-19 vaccines for those who qualify.
973 694-1800 Ext. 3106 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer CPR/AED training?
We offer CPR/AED training several times a year. The class is offered through St. Joseph’s Medical Center and held at the Wayne Health Dept.
973 694-1800 Ext. 3241 for more information.

Do you know which vaccines I need to travel?  Do you provide travel vaccines?
For a complete up to date list of vaccines required to travel to each country go to the CDC’s website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.  We do not provide travel vaccines.