The Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness (PHILEP) provides strategic and operational leadership to coordinate New Jersey’s local public health agencies, laboratory services and emergency preparedness and response.
For preparedness activities, PHILEP programs also interact with other government agencies on the federal, state, county and local levels. We also partner with private and non-for-profit sector organizations.
PHILEP has developed a strategic plan that details how the Division will prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. This plan is the guiding document for the NJDOH Master Plan for Preparedness – which will outlines specific responsibilities and activities before, during and after emergencies.
To report illnesses, dead animals and/or health emergencies, call your local health department. If your local health department is unavailable, contact the New Jersey Department of Health: 609-826-4872 and 609-826-5964 daily Monday through Friday; 609-392-2020 Nights, Weekends and Holidays (Infectious Disease Emergencies)
Accidental poisoning Call 1-800-222-1222 to reach the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System
During Public Health Emergencies
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.