Health Information & Events

Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, in partnership with Valley Health, is excited to share our in-person and virtual Health Education programs with you. 

These Health programs are free and open to the public and are updated frequently with new programs added every month! This is also the best place to see the schedule of in-person events in your community by our Health Educator.

Featured programs for June 2024 include the following:

  • Eat to Fuel Your Body, Not Your Emotions

  • All About Weight Loss Surgery

  • Post-Menopausal Women and Cancer Concerns

  • And more!

Link to Events Calendar -

Food Handlers Certificate
Are you interested in earning your Food Handlers Certificate? Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission has purchased a limited number of vouchers (30 total) for the online course, making it FREE! This course can be offered in the following languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Tagalog, and Serbo-Croatian. These vouchers are first come, first serve, and available to our municipalities' residents. If you are interested in receiving one, please see the information here.

Wild Animal Safety

With families out and about in the summer, please remember to be wary of wild animals such as raccoons, chipmunks, skunks and mice.

Do not feed, handle or approach them. Children should be told to stay away from unknown or wild animals, including cats and kittens.

All animal bites or scratches should be reported to the River Vale Health Department at 201-664-2346, ext. 1409 during regular business hours. At all other times, call the River Vale Police Department at 201-664-1111.

Free Physical Exams for Children

The River Vale Board of Health offers a monthly Child Health Conference for River Vale children from birth - age 6 where they may receive free, complete medical physical exams and all required immunizations.

Children ages 7 - 18 years may receive immunizations only. Appointments are necessary. Please call 201-666-4800, ext. 1528 for details. 

Sessions are held at the lower level of the Borough of Hillsdale, 380 Hillsdale Avenue. Services are provided by a pediatrician and a public health nurse.

Deer Safety

Here is some helpful information about dealing with the deer population in our area.

 Deer Advisory

As deer mating season approaches in late October and daylight savings begins, the Division of Fish and Wildlife and NJDOT remind motorists to drive with extra caution and be on the lookout for white-tailed deer. Increased deer activity is more likely to occur in the early morning and around sunset. Please see the attached for a complete list of driving tips to share with your residents. For more information click here.