The Atlantic County Division of Public Health reminds residents of the importance of annual wellness visits. Yearly appointments offer an opportunity to develop a personalized prevention plan based on current health and risk factors. The Division of Public Health offers wellness clinics and screenings for eligible adults and children at little or no cost.

“The best way to take care of your health is to talk with your primary care physician about health risks, preventative screenings and vaccinations,” Acting Division Director Kara Janson said in a release.

Vaccinations can help prevent illness and disease, especially in children who are often more vulnerable to getting sick, while health screenings can provide early detection in adults.

Starting Feb. 1, child health/immunization clinics and pediatric flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held two Thursdays a month by appointment.

Women’s and Men’s Health Screening clinics will be offered every other Wednesday by appointment.

More information is available the health checkups can be found at www.aclink.org/public-health/screenings-clinics.asp. Appointments can be made by calling 609-645-5933, Monday through Friday.


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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.