Office of Health Management

Union County Office of Health Management

Covid-19 Vaccinations | Flu Shots

Health Officer and Director

Acting Director: Carolyn M. Sorge, MSN,BSN, RN

Acting Health Officer: Sandra Cortes, MPH, REHS, HO

Phone: 908-518-5620

Fax: 908-654-9252

Office: 400 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

The Office of Health Management is a vital component of the emergency preparedness and response system responsible to plan and manage the health related aspects of community response.

Within the division are the Office of Public Health and the Office of Environmental Health working together with a goal of a healthier and safer community.

Public Health

Phone: 908-518-5620

Fax: 908-654-9252

Office: 400 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

Maintains an Emergency CHAIN (Community Health Alert Information Network) as part of Union County Local Public Health Emergency Communications System. Electronic dissemination of critical public health related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NJ Dept of Health, County and Local Health Departments is forwarded to designated groups and individual health care providers via the NJ Local Information Network and Communications System (LINCS).

Updates to the system will be conducted on an annual base to ensure accurate contacts.

If you are interested in receiving LINCS emails, click here.

Environmental Health

Sandra Cortes

Phone: 908-654-9730

Fax: 908-654-9402

Office: 400 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

The Office of Environmental Health works in cooperation with State and Local environmental and public health professionals to ensure a safer and healthier quality of life for residents.

County Inspectors enforce state environmental regulations (air pollution, solid waste, commercial underground storage tanks, water, pesticides, and noise pollution) by conducting inspections of NJDEP regulated facilities and responding to citizen complaints as well as those referred by the DEP.

Covid-19 Vaccination Operations

Flu Shot Operations

Click here to make an appointment online or call 908-654-9868

Saturday, September 16th
Hillside Back-to-School Event
Memorial Drive
1 PM – 4 PM

Thursday, September 21st
GRACE Org , 100 Morris Ave in Summit
4 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, September 28th
Scotch Plains- Shady Rest
820 Jerusalem Rd
3 PM – 5:30 PM

Friday, September 29th
Fresh Start in Plainfield- 800 Park Ave
11 AM – 2 PM

Sunday, October 1st
Scotch Plains Day- Park Ave
11 AM – 3 PM

Thursday, October 5th
Fresh Start- Elizabeth Public Library
11 S Broad St
10 AM – 1 PM

Saturday, October 7th
Plainfield High School- 950 Park Ave
9 AM – 12 PM

Saturday, October 14th
Linden Health & Wellness Fair
School #1 Gym, 720 N. Wood Ave
10 AM – 2 PM

Wednesday, October 18th
Roselle Park- Casano Community Center
314 Chestnut St
4 Pm – 6 PM

Wednesday, October 25th
Union YMCA
1000 Galloping Hill Rd
10 AM – 12 PM

Homebound Populations

Please call 908-654-9868 to setup an appointment.

Community Health Improvement Plan Information

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) reflects top public health priorities within Union County. The Governmental Public Health Partnership (GPHP) works on the priority issues and have developed action plans to resolve or make a positive impact on these issues.

The CHIP is designed to be utilized as a resource document for agencies looking for comprehensive information on the health needs of Union County residents. The Office of Health Management collaborated with numerous stakeholders, community residents, and agencies within the County. The cooperation with these community partners made this effort successful.

View more information about the CHIP plan.

Temporary Mobile Retail Food Establishment Application

Medical Reserve Corps


All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community Medical Reserve Corps

Application Process

To learn more about the Union County Medical Reserve Corps or to register, click here or contact Union County MRC Unit Coordinator, Jessica Mindo 908-518-5622

Eligibility to Volunteer

  • An active or retired healthcare professional in good standing
  • A non-medically trained community member with a commitment to their community
  • A public health professional
  • A student of a health profession
  • A committed individual willing to be trained to fill key support positions

Community Volunteers may be called upon to assist with administrative, clerical, reception, translation, phone, or other responsibilities. Medical professional volunteers may be called upon to assist with triage, nursing, counseling, medication dispensing or other responsibilities.

All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.


  • The success of the UC MRC is based on the availability of its volunteers to respond in a timely manner when deployed.
  • Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that each potential volunteer consider his or her family responsibilities, work commitments and any other possible limitations.

Potential Duties during times of non-emergency (optional)

  • Staff first aid areas at community events
  • Distribute information at health fairs
  • Promote public health campaigns

Potential Duties during an emergency

  • Augment medical and support staff shortages for public health response
  • Assist with the distribution or dispensing of medication
  • Assist with disease surveillance and notification