The Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL) offer laboratory testing services supporting the New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and other federal, state and local agencies who protect the public’s health. PHEL testing includes
The PHEL also regulates clinical laboratories and blood banks through inspection and licensing.
Please refer to Shipping Specimens for detailed contact and shipping information.
PHEL is part of the Laboratory Response Network a network of laboratories ready to respond to a biological or chemical emergency.
Beginning April 26, 2017, PHEL will temporarily partner with other state public health laboratories to provide rabies testing of animal specimens while it performs an assessment of its own rabies testing operation. There will be no disruption in rabies testing service of animal specimens to the New Jersey community.
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.