Office of Health Management

Union County Office of Health Management

Covid-19 Vaccinations | Flu Shots

Director and Health Officer

Director: Carolyn M. Sorge, MSN, RN

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

Supervisor: Jessica Mindo

Phone: 908-654-9730

Fax: 908-654-9252

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

Latest Updates

We are in the process of receiving a shipment of Moderan and Pfizer vaccines.

Please call us at 908-654-9868 to request an appointment.

As of January, 2024

Mobile Operations

In order to receive a COVID Vaccine through our office, you must be a Union County Resident by providing proof of address.

Appointments are recommended for our mobile unit. Homebound appointments are required.

Click here to make an appointment online

Upcoming Operations Below

Register for Updates

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January 31st

Make The Road NJ
42 Broad St

1 PM – 4 PM


February 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

100 Morris Ave

4 PM – 7 PM


February 17th

Bayway Family Success Center
10 First St

11 AM – 3 PM


February 24th

Linden Public Library
31 E Henry St

10 AM – 1 PM


February 26th

Abraham Clark High School
122 E 6th Ave

6 PM – 8 PM


February 28th

Make The Road NJ
42 Broad St

1 PM – 4 PM

Flu Shot Operations

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

Homebound Populations – Please call 908-654-9868 to set up an appointment.

Please visit our covid mobile units for flu shots

Dates are listed above

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

Updated January 2024

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