Community Health

When members of the community can’t get to Saint Peter’s University Hospital for health care, Saint Peter’s takes health care into the community. We are staffed with Advance Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses. We cover Middlesex and Somerset Counties-especially those areas where health care services may be limited. Community Health Services provides services at schools, retirement communities, day care centers, homeless shelters, senior centers, public housing complexes, shopping centers, and corporations.

Some of the services our Community Mobile Health Unit staff provides are:

  • Blood sugar screenings                       
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Osteoporosis screenings
  • Skin cancer screenings
  • Vision screenings
  • Hearing screenings
  • Dermascan facial screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Referrals for community healthcare services
  • Stroke risk assessment screenings

Some of the health education Community Health staff provides are:

  • Cancer: General Prevention and Risks
    • Prostate Health
    • Skin Cancer
    • Breast Health
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • First Aid
  • Health Careers/Van Tours
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • Osteporosis
  • Physical Fitness
  • Stroke Awareness
  • Sun Safety
  • Ask the Doctor and/or Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Ask the Pharmacist

In 2016, Community Health Services visited 289 sites, and provided one or more health services to more than 10,000 individuals. A variety of sites were visited, allowing health screenings for diverse populations.

If you would like our Community Mobile Health Unit staff to perform health screenings for your company or to be present at an event, please call 732-745-8600, extension 8903. Our Community Mobile Health Unit was grant funded and we are licensed by the state of New Jersey. The van fulfills Saint Peter’s mission to serve our community in a most direct way and has become a symbol of our commitment to the public.



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