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Medical Care Services

The Medical Care Services Division of the Department of Child and Family Wellbeing promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the vulnerable population, by providing medical care services to Newark residents through a variety of medical practices and units. The division includes the following practices:

  •     Adult Medical, which provides primary medical care/immunizations to individuals 18 years of age
        and older.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7635

                  Contacts
                  Dr. Gloria Nwankwo, nwankwog@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Dr. Isaac O'Neal, oneali@ci.newark.nj.us

  •     Communicable Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (CDPTC), which provides treatment
        and counseling services to individuals suspected of having sexually transmitted diseases and the
        contacts of those individuals. The program also provides confidential counseling/screening for HIV
        disease.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                  (973) 648-2444

                  Contacts
                  Dr. Marvin Barton, CDPTC Medical Director, bartonm@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Ms. La Verne Parish, RN, Program Coordinator,parishl@ci.newark.nj.us

  •    Dental, which provides routine dental care for adults and children including cleaning, filling, extractions,
       and oral surgery.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7612

                  Contacts
                  Dr. Edward Addision, Dental Director, addisone@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Dr. Jacque Lapeyrolerie, Oral Surgery, addisone@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Dr. Kryste Moore, moorek@ci.newark.nj.us

  •     Homeless Health Care, which provides primary medical care, mental health, substance abuse
        counseling, and case management to homeless individuals within the City of Newark.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  (973) 733-5300

                  Emergency Number
                  (973) 765-3036
                  (For medical emergencies only - not for shelter placement.)

                  Contacts
                  Mr. Frank Jordan, Program Coordinator, (973) 733-5300, jordanf@ci.newark.nj.us

                  Staff Physicians
                  Dr. Sima Dalal, Supervising Physician, (973) 384-7921, dalals@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Dr. Jaime Ligot
                  Dr. Christina Medrano
                  Dr. Mercedita Rivera
                  Dr. Anita Vaughn
                  For Emergency Shelter Placement
                  (Newark Emergencies Services for Families) (973) 643-5727

  •      Medical Records, which provides copies of medical records to patients or agencies with proper
         authorization.
                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7610

                  Contact
                  Ms. Nancey Kee, Supervisor,keen@ci.newark.nj.us

  •      Newark Infant Mortality Reduction Program, which aims to reduce infant death in high-risk
         individuals between the ages of 13 and 44 who reside in the City of Newark. The project provides free
         pregnancy testing and case management for the following: comprehensive pre-natal and
         pediatric care, immunizations, health education, nutritional counseling,breast-feeding support, and WIC
         services.


                   Hours of Service
                   Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                   (973) 733-5446

                   Contact
                   Ms. Aslee Williams, Social Case Worker, williamsa@ci.newark.nj.us

  •      Newark Public Health Laboratory, which supports all medical care services for the Department of
         Health and Human Services. In addition, the laboratory supports WIC and TB Control programs
         and to, a limited extent, Bio-Terrorism.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7540

                  Contact
                  Dr. Li Jin, Laboratory Director, jinl@ci.newark.nj.us

  •      Pediatric, which provides primary pediatric care and immunizations for individuals from birth through
         age 18.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7533

                  Contacts
                  Dr Isabel Gonzalez, Chief Pediatrician,gonzalezi@ci.newark.nj.us
                  Dr. Chitra Netravali, Pediatrician
                  Dr. Altagracia Trinidad, Pediatrician

  •      Podiatry, which provides general podiatric care and foot examinations.

                  Hours of Service
                  Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7635

                  Contacts
                  Dr. Peter Kelly, kellyp@ci.newark.nj.uskellyp@ci.newark.nj.us

  •      Public Health Nursing, which carries out a variety of programs and functions that are essential for
         the daily operations of the Newark Department of Child and Family Wellbeing and provides nursing
         case management for seniors and children.

                  Hours of Service
                  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                  (973) 733-7614

                  Contact
                  LaVerne Parish, Interim Director of Nursing, parishl@ci.newark.nj.us

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