New Jersey law requires that every baby born in New Jersey be screened for many disorders that can cause serious health problems. These disorders may not be apparent at birth, but if left undetected and not treated early in life, can lead to problems that include poor growth or mental development, disability, or even death.
The New Jersey Birth Defects Registry (also known as the Special Child Health Services (SCHS) Registry) is a confidential record of infants and children who have birth defects and special health care needs or who are at-risk for developing such needs. Available services and resources can be found on this site.
The New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS) implements New Jersey's statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.
The Autism Registry links families to special child health case management services as well as statewide resources for children with special health care needs and their families.
The Family Centered Care Services (FCCS) program promotes access to care through early identification, referral to community-based, culturally competent services, and follow-up for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) from birth to 21 years of age.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.