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Montclair Health Department Summer Program Offerings: Skin Cancer Screenings, Food Safety and More


Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Health Department is holding a number of screenings and health programs this summer. Programs are open to Montclair, Verona and Cedar Grove residents. For more information, contact the Department at 973-509-4970.




Skin Cancer Screenings 

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A full body examination of the skin is performed by a physician to detect changes in its appearance, especially changes in existing moles and blemishes. Applies to those not under the care of a dermatologist. Registration is required. Free of charge. 

JULY 16, 2:00 TO 3:00 P.M., Montclair Health Department, 205 Claremont Avenue. Call 973-509-4969 to register. 


Bone Density 

An ultrasound of the forearm can determine bone loss and risk for Osteoporosis. Registration is required. 

Fee: $12/person. 

AUGUST 13, 10:00 A.M. TO NOON, Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street. Call 1-888-973-4674 to register. 


Cholesterol & Glucose Screenings 

Learn your total cholesterol, HDL, glucose and ratio with a simple, non-fasting finger stick test. Registration is required. Fee: $15 per person. 

SEPTEMBER 11, 2:00 TO 4:00 P.M., Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair. Call 1-888-973-4674 To Register.


Weekly Walks 


Join us for a walk at Brookdale Park.


Wednesday nights 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Brookdale Park Bellevue Ave Entrance Bellevue Ave · Bloomfield, NJ 


How to find us: 

Enter from Bellevue Avenue and park in the first parking lot on the left. We will be gathering near the playground area. We will be walking the outer path. There are several break-off points if you do not want to walk the entire path. The Walk is about an hour or 3 miles. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early. The walk will start promptly at 6:00 P.M.




Weight Loss Surgery

Learn the benefits of weight loss surgery. Lectures all start at 7 pm. Presented by Karl Strom, M.D.


Mountainside Medical Center


COPD: What You Need to Know

Learn what Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease really is and who is at risk. Presented by Juhayna Davis, M.D.

JULY 18, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Mountainside Medical Center


Food Safety

Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. Join us as we provide information to improve food safety. 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Montclair Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair 

Call 973-509-4969 to register.


Smoking Cessation 

Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing smoking-related diseases. Tobacco/nicotine dependence is a condition that often requires repeated treatments, but there are helpful treatments and resources for quitting. Presented by Hetal Patel, M.D. 

AUGUST 2, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. 

Montclair Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair

Call 973-509-4969 to register.


What is a Hernia? 

Early hernia detection and the latest minimally invasive procedure for hernia repair will be discussed. Presented by Harvey Rainville, M.D. 

AUGUST 15, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. 

Mountainside Medical Center 

Registration is required.

Call 1-888-973-4674 or visit to register.




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