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

The Union County Office of Health Management has received a limited amount of Moderna COVID Vaccine for all ages.

Our office will be serving our Homebound population in the first two weeks of December.

Mobiles are being coordinated throughout the County and the website will be updated accordingly.

Mobile Operations

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

You must also make an appointment online before visiting our mobile sites.

Click here to make an appointment online

Upcoming Operations:

Saturday, December 2nd
Plainfield High School

950 Park Ave
9 am – Noon
Covid-19 Vax Only

Wednesday, December 6th
Make The Road

42 Broad St in Elizabeth
1 pm -4pm
Covid-19 Vax and Flu Shots

Saturday, December 9th
YMCA in Union Township

10 am – Noon
1000 Galloping Hill Road
Covid-19 Vax and Flu Shots

Thursday, December 14th
Anthony Amalfe Community Center
1268 Shaffer Avenue in Roselle
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Covid-19 Vax Only

Register for Updates

Please provide your email address below to receive updates

Flu Shot Operations

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

GRACE Organization – Multiple Dates

100 Morris Avenue in Summit

12/7 , 12/14 , 12/21 , 12/28

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

World AIDS Day Event – Friday, December 1st

Warinanco Sports Center

1 Park Drive in Roselle

Noon – 2:00 pm

Bayway Family Success Center – Monday, December 4th

10 First Street in Elizabeth

Noon – 3:00 pm

Ola Edwards Community School – Tuesday, December 5th

1530 Leslie Street in Hillside

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Make The Road – Wednesday, December 6th

42 Broad Street in Elizabeth

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Covid-19 Vax and Flu Shots

Appointment required for covid-19 vax

YMCA in Union TownshipSaturday, December 9th

1000 Galloping Hill Road

10 am – Noon

Covid-19 Vax and Flu Shots

Appointment required for covid-19 vax

Elizabeth School #51 – Tuesday, December 12th

544 Pennsylvania Avenue

5:30 pm – 7:30 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