Health & Wellness

Bernards Health Department Sets Two Dates for Summer Skin Cancer Screenings

Bernards Township Health Department, which is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough and Township and Peapack and Gladstone. For more information call 908-204-2520 or go online at   Credits: Courtesy of Bernards Township Health Department
Bernards Township Health Department, 262 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy of the Bernards Township Health Department

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ. - With summer increasing sun exposure to skin, even for those not at the beach, the Bernards Township Health again has scheduled its annual skin cancer screening for residents of Bernards Township and other member towns who currently are not under the care of a dermatologist.

The screening has been scheduled two Tuesday dates, July 15 and Aug. 12. 

The screening will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both dates at the Fellowship Village Wellness Center at 9000 Fellowship Road in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township.

Sign Up for E-News

Pre-registration is required and can be made at the Bernards Township Health Department, 262 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge or by phone at (908) 204-2520.  

According to the township Health Officer, Lucy Forgione, “Research shows about 800,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with skin cancer every year, making it the most common form of the disease. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest of all cancers to detect and it is the cancer that is treated most successfully."

This program, conducted by a board certified dermatologist, will include a full body exam, and prevention information in conjunction with the guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology.  All participants will receive a copy of their screening results.

The suggested donation is $10 for residents of Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Peapack-Gladstone, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Chester Borough. The suggested donation for non-residents is $20 which is used to cover the cost of supplies.

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, call 908-204-2520 or go online to

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 1, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, June 2, 8:00 AM

Bearfort Waters, Parking Area P7, West Milford

NJ Audubon: Bearfort Waters Field Trip

Education Green

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Summer Camp Open House Friday, June 1

May 25, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Summer Open House on Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Performing Arts School located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The open house will feature demo classes centered around summer camp offerings and light refreshments will be served.

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!