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Register for Bernards Health Dept. Screening for Chronic & Serious Health Conditions

The Bernards Township Health Department, 262 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Credits: File Photo

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Residents who have put off screenings to help detect chronic and potentially serious health issues now have no excuse: The Bernards Township Health Department will hold its Annual Health Screening in early May, and registration is already under way.

The annual Health Screening is offered to identify conditions such as diabetes, gout, kidney disease, liver disease, cholesterol levels, anemia, leukemia, severe infections and hypertension. A separate thyroid screening is also held. Pre-registration to schedule an appointment is necessary.

The health screening is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., in Basking Ridge. 

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The costs for the clinics are $30 for residents of the Bernards Health Department's seven towns, and $40 for non-residents of those municipalities.

Early detection allows treatment options

 “Early detection of disease allows people the best treatment options and saves lives,” said Bernards Health Officer Lucy Forgione. "If you have a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease, it is helpful to monitor your blood work results more than once each year."

 In-person pre-registration required

In-person pre-registration is required at the Bernards Township Health Department at 262 S. Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge. The health department is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

The health department will charge a $5 processing fee for cancelled appointments.  For more information call the health department at 908-204-2520, or visit  

The health screening will include a blood test, urinalysis, stool test and blood pressure check.The purpose is to screen for conditions such as diabetes, gout, kidney disease, liver disease, cholesterol levels (HDL & LDL) and triglycerides, anemia, leukemia, and hypertension.

Additional health screenings and programs are continually listed on the Bernards Township Health Department web page. The health department also offers other services and immunizations throughout the year.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the Contractual Health Agency serving the municipalities of Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, visit

The health screening in May is sponsored by the Boards of Health in all of those towns.

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