School nurses are often the first and sometimes only school staff members with knowledge of families in need of assistance. The Internet provides access to many available resources and the nursing staff may be able to direct your search in the right direction.
The private medical provider is the student's "medical home" and ought to be the primary provider for medical treatment. Any other referrals should originate from this facility or doctor.
For any and all emergency care, 9-1-1- shall be utilized to transport the patient to the nearest emergency room.
All counties in New Jersey have Welfare and Social Service Boards. Many municipalities have this service as well. In Jefferson, please contact the Municipal Building at 973-697-1500.
NJ Family Care
Free or low cost health insurance may be available if you qualify. Browse: http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/famhlth.htm
Free And Reduced Lunch
Applications are provided to all families at the beginning of each school year. However, if your personal circumstances change, feel free to contact the Board Office for another application.
Local or county health departments often offer free or low cost immunization programs. The Morris County Health Department may be reached at 973-631-5484 or www.co.morris.nj.us
Often local hospitals or low cost clinics are available for children who do not have a private dental health care provider. Dental schools such as UMDNJ-Newark may also offer a low cost clinic.