County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2020

Red Bank joins County Health Department

FREEHOLD, NJ – On September 1, the Borough of Red Bank became a member of the Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD), giving residents full access to the public health services provided by the County Health Department.

“By joining the Monmouth County Health Department, Red Bank’s residents now have access to County’s public health team and the services they offer.” said Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the County Health Department. “The County will also provide many services in Red Bank that residents may not be aware of or see on a regular basis, such as food inspections as part of its program to help protect food and drinking water supplies and ensure compliance with environmental health regulations, related to air, water, and noise and nuisance control.”

The Monmouth County Health Department now provides public health services for residents of 29 towns: Aberdeen, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Eatontown, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Millstone, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Oceanport, Red Bank, Roosevelt, Shrewsbury Township, Union Beach and Upper Freehold.

Other Monmouth County towns receive public health services from their town or other regional health commissions.

“We welcome Red Bank to the Monmouth County Board of Health,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “This expansion of the County Health Department is another example of how shared services offered by county government can help a municipality while helping Monmouth County continues its leadership role in public health.”

MCHD is overseen by the Monmouth County Board of Health. Established in 1978, the Board is composed of five members who are appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholder Board’s function is to establish policy, and govern the services provided by the Monmouth County Health Department. The Board's mission is to empower residents of Monmouth County to achieve optimum health through the provision of the essential public health services.

The MCHD serves as a field office of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and enforces the provisions of the State Sanitary Code and regulations as well as, local codes and ordinances that protect public health.

The department also delivers a modern and manageable array of public health services as required by State law and provides leadership in response to public health issues and threats.

The Monmouth County Health Department encourages all residents to screen regularly for common health concerns. If your town does not participate in the County Health Department, contact your local health department or town hall for information about low cost or free screenings that may be available to you.

For more information about the many services provided by the Monmouth County Health Department, go to or call 732-431-7456.

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