Adult Health

Gloucester County Screening Resources

Our staff of nurses, clinicians, and educators will provide you or your organization valuable health education and screenings services. 

We can offer the following point of care testing:

  • Glucose reading (blood sugar test, fasting required)
  • Total cholesterol reading (fasting required)
  • Blood Pressure reading
  • Derma Scan skin cancer screening
  • Lifestyle risk assessments
  • Cardiovascular risk assessments
  • Diabetes risk assessments
  • Body Composition Assessment

Call (856) 218-4136 and ask to speak with one of our community health specialists to discuss your needs and schedule the appropriate health services. 

Adult Health Screenings

Recommended Health Screenings for Adults by Age & Gender

Adult Immunizations   

Immunizations are essential to protect children from many devastating diseases.  But adults need immunizations to protect themselves and their loved ones as well.  NJ Department of Health reports that thousands of adults die each year from diseases for which an immunization is available.  Routine vaccinations are recommended even if you do not travel. 

Click the following link - Click Here to view the recommended adult immunization schedule and make sure every member of your family gets all needed immunizations.

The following adult vaccines are available at the Gloucester County Department of Health by appointment. For individuals who do not have medical insurance or whose medical insurance does not cover immunizations.

Gloucester County Department of Health & Human Services

Office @ East Holly 204 East Holly Avenue Sewell, NJ 08080

   
Hepatitis A

For adults who travel internationally, international adoption, chronic liver disease, hemophilia, IV drug use, men having sex with men, or is in close contact of a person with an acute infection and has not previously been vaccinated. 

 

Hepatitis B

For adults who live with someone who has chronic Hep B infection; anyone who has occupational risk of blood exposure, age 60 and under who have diabetes, international travel to endemic area, IV drug use, men having sex with men, hemophilia, chronic liver disease and who has not previously been vaccinated.

 

Twinrix (combination Hep A and Hep B)

 

For adults as listed above

 

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

For men and women 19 to 26 years of age, to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. It is a series of 3 doses. 

 Influenza
Annually for all adults.

  

Meningitis

For individuals 19-55 years of age at increased risk for meningococcal disease are recommended to be vaccinated including college freshman living in dormitories, laboratory personnel working with the bacteria, military personnel, certain travelers, or those who are immune compromised.

  

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

For adults who lack evidence of immunity, especially women of child bearing age.

Pneumococcal

Cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults;  a one time dose of two different Pneumococcal vaccines (Prevnar 13 + PPSV 23) are recommended for adults over the age of 65, and multiple doses may be recommended for adults with chronic medical conditions.

  
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)

For adults 19 years of age & over. It is a one time substitute for a Td booster in everyone, especially those who are around children.   

   

 Td (Tetanus)

For adults 19 years of age and older. Booster dose every 10 years.

 
Varicella (Chicken pox)

For adults who have not had a documented case of chicken pox and have not been vaccinated; especially women of child bearing age.


 Zoster (Shingles)

For adults over the age of 60 regardless of your history of chicken pox.

Vaccine supply is limited and not guaranteed.

Must be a New Jersey resident

Contact the Health Department @ (856) 218-4127 for information about eligibility and availability.

For More Information on Immunizations:

NJ Department of Health  
Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
(609) 826-4860 
http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/vpdp.shtml

http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/vpdp/adult_immunization_brochure.pdf


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Vaccines & Immunizations
1-800-CDC-INFO (1800-232-4636) 
www.cdc.gov/vaccines
 
Immunization Action Coalition 
http://www.immunize.org/

Arch Nurse Program

One on one with a nurse; harm reduction program for individuals who are at risk for an opioid overdose or if their partner or loved one uses opioids.

 ARCH Nurse Services Include:

  • Sexual and Reproductive health counseling 
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • PrEP counseling & referral
  • Rapid Hepatitis C testing 
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing 
  • Adult vaccinations
  • Wound Assessment and care
  • Referrals for HIV, Hepatitis, & Pregnancy care and treatment
  • IV drug use risk reduction counseling 
  • Overdose prevention counseling (naloxone use)
  • Drug treatment assessment and referral for drug treatment

Smoke Free Act

Gloucester County encourages healthy living through the enforcement and education of the Smoke Free Act.

 For questions or concerns call 856-218-4136

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