Director Stacy Flanagan
 Stacey Flanagan, Director

The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to providing health and social services to residents of all ages through an array of programs. For the first time in decades, all Health & Human Services divisions are housed at one location, the new City Hall Annex at One Jackson Square to create greater ease for residents in need of support.

Learn more about HHS by visiting the HealthierJC partnership portal.


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Coronavirus Information

Click here for the Jersey City Covid-19 Info page.

2019-nCoV is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. The market closed on January 2, 2020 as part of the investigation and response to this outbreak. 

The Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services is in contact with local, state, and federal health officials when any possible case is identified in our area. 

The CDC recommends taking the following general precautions, as with any respiratory illness:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet (2 arm lengths) or more from other people when outside your home.
  • Wear a mask in public settings, and around people who do not live in your household.
  • Avoid big crowds to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Avoid sick contact. If a household member is sick, maintain 6 feet of distance from the sick person.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue/ use inside of the elbow if there is no immediate access to tissues. Discard the tissues in the trash and wash your hands immediately.
  • Stay home if you are sick and talk to your health care provider. Call your doctor ahead before the visit. If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and self- isolate except to get medical care/for any emergencies.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

For more information, please feel free to read and share the following resources:

Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Coronavirus FAQ sheet
New Jersey preparedness info (English)
New Jersey Preparedness info (Español)
CDC Guidance on preventing coronavirus (中文)

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-6800
  • phoneHealth Complaints: (201) 547-5285
  • fax(201) 547-5168
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Stacey Flanagan, Director

  • Directions
  •  JC Responds was created during the Covid-19 pandemic by the Dept of Health & Humans Services to provide residents with tools needed to get through this crisis together.
  •  Health and Human Services assists senior citizens who need shoveling snow from their own sidewalks and walkways
  •  Whether food, housing, veteran's assistance, job training resources, transportation - the HealthierJC Social Service Portal can help with immediate social service needs.