Health and Human Services

Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services consists of the Office of Health, the Office of Social Services, and the Office on Aging and the Physically Handicapped.  Together these offices provide a complete and complex selection of services which strive to maintain the public health, provide services for the needy, and enable senior citizens and the disabled to live a happy, full, and purposeful life.  

It is important to recognize that collaborating with other agencies and organizations outside this department will help us reach our goals.  Partnering with others will enable us to provide more cost-effective, and complete services.

Please note that due to COVID-19, some of the services listed below may not be available.

Office of Health

The mission of the Office of Health is to improve the health and quality of life of the residents of Parsippany Troy-Hills. This is accomplished through a comprehensive public health program consisting of environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, health education, laboratory services and other authorized services.   Additionally, this department administers and enforces local health ordinances.  This office can be reached at 973-263-7160.

New Jersey Association of County & City Health Officials

The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) is a private, nonprofit organization of municipal and county public health leaders and allied health professionals who work together to protect and improve the health of the people of New Jersey. This organization provides invaluable information regarding Public Health and Emergency Preparedness. Visit their website.

Clinics

The Health Department conducts a Flu and Pneumonia vaccination clinic for Parsippany seniors 65 years and older, Child Health Clinics for families with no insurance or on NJ FamilyCare, SMAC (blood screening) clinic, and podiatry clinics throughout the year.

Environmental Health

The Health Department's environmental staff conducts inspections of all food establishments in Parsippany. These food establishments include any who serve food to the public, from a large grocery store to a small vending machine. Inspections of all township public pools, bathing beaches, tanning salons, pet shops, and summer camps are also conducted.  Septic systems are licensed by this department and all septic repairs are inspected.

Indoor Dining Guidance Information for Merchants

Below you'll find all the information merchants need for opening restaurants to indoor dining in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Purpose of Establishing Ordinance #326 - SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, INDIVIDUAL

  1. To establish a management program for individual and non-individual subsurface sewage disposal systems in Parsippany Troy Hills in order to ensure the proper operation and maintenance of such systems. This ordinance requires existing, new and proposed individual and non-individual subsurface sewage disposal systems to be pumped out at least once every three years in order to minimize future malfunctions of such systems.
  2. To regulate individual and non-individual subsurface sewage disposal systems in the program area in such a way as to protect public health and welfare and the environment, and to provide for a means of educating owners/operators, as defined herein, in the characteristics of such systems and the proper procedures for altering, operating and maintaining them.
  3. To develop a management program to maintain records and manage systems in the program area.
  4. To promote and assure the proper management and maintenance of individual and non-individual sewage disposal systems through time.

What is a Municipal Septic Management Plan?

The rules require municipalities to demonstrate that areas served by individual subsurface sewage disposal systems (septic systems) are subject to a septic maintenance program (SMP) which ensures that all individual subsurface sewage disposal systems are functioning properly. The three basic parts of this program include: current inventory of septic systems [ISSDS], current practices (that promote ISSDS care and maintenance) and future steps/planned improvements to current practices and means to complete the septic inventory.

  • Pump outs protect the environment
  • Benefit to the public health and welfare
  • Routine maintenance prolongs life of the system

Homeowners guide


Office of Social Services

The primary goal of social services is to help people in need, and to promote their welfare. This is done through in-house programs, and referrals to outside agencies.  Also core to social services are empowering the person, respecting the inherent dignity and worth of the person, and recognizing the importance of human relationships.  This office can be reached at 973-263-7160.

Parsippany Community Center

The Parsippany Community Center is a beautiful facility where our older residents can socialize and remain active.  The Center is located at 1130 Knoll Road, and is open 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.   There is no entrance or joining fee.   Some of the many activities at the center include senior club meetings, low-impact exercise classes, an exercise room, ping pong, table pool, line dancing, T’ai Chi, ballroom dancing, and more.   Participation in many of the activities is free or low cost.  There are two public computers available, we show movies on Fridays, and Morris County’s Nutrition Project serves lunch every day (call 973-285-6870 to register for this  program).   We have a small library and places to sit and relax.  The Center is also home to Parsippany’s Human Services Department, the Parsippany EMS Department, the Library’s Book Nook, and The Women’s Theatre.  Come by for a tour or call 973-263-7351 for more information.

Parsippany Food Pantry

The Parsippany Food Pantry is open to Parsippany residents in need, and is located at the Parsippany Community Center.  Clients can come to the Food Pantry weekly to receive a bag of groceries. To qualify, simply fill out a brief application at the Health Department, and show proof of residency.  Questions call 973-263-7160.  

NJ 211

NJ 211 helps people find solutions to personal needs by informing them of resources in their community.  This service connects people to day-care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Dial 211; 24/7.

Food Stamps

Now called the SNAP program, food stamps are distributed through the Morris County Department of Human Services. To apply online for SNAP, click on this link: https://njfc.force.com/njhelps

To speak with the County about this, or their other programs please call their Office of Temporary Assistance at 973-326-7800.   

Affordable Health Insurance for Uninsured Families

The NJ FamilyCare program can provide affordable health insurance to uninsured families. A comprehensive package of services is provided including vaccinations, preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing. For more information contact NJ Family Care Program at 800-701-0710.

Utility Bills

Help with paying utility bills can be found at this website: https://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/heausfincomefact.html

Mental Health Services

If you or another are experiencing a mental health crisis, please go to Morris County’s website for the most complete directory of services available:  https://oem.morriscountynj.gov/directory-mental-health/ 

Need to Talk to Someone? (Warmlines)

Warmlines were created to give people support when they just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone on these calls is typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it's like to struggle with mental health problems. In NJ call 855-654-6735; 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.  


Office on Aging & the Physically Handicapped

The Office on Aging and the Physically Handicapped provides support services which enable senior citizens and the physically handicapped remain independent in their own environment. Programs are designed to promote the awareness of resources and services available to benefit the elderly and the physically handicapped. This office is committed to helping residents remain actively involved in all phases of community life, and can be reached at 973-263-7351.

How We Help

Our Office on Aging helps Parsippany’s older residents deal with life’s many issues which may pop up.   We help decipher forms, statements, and other paperwork you might receive.  We can copy documents and send FAXES for you.  We have applications for reduced cost prescription drugs (PAAD), and reduced fair bus tickets.  There are wheelchairs, walkers, and canes to loan.  Sample copies of wills and powers of attorney are available.  

Transportation to Medical Appointments and Supermarkets

This office provides transportation for resident senior citizens to local doctors’ appointments and to local supermarkets.  Call 973-263-7160 or 973-263-7351 at least a week in advance to schedule a ride.   Please note you must be ambulatory to use these services.

Morris County also provides transportation for seniors and the disabled (their vehicles are handicapped accessible) to doctors’ appointments anywhere in the county through their MAPS program.  Call them at 973-829-8103 or click on the link below for more information: https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/adv/maps/

The Parsippany Township Bus

The township bus is coordinated by the Parsippany Department of Public Works.  Buses are handicapped accessible, and the service is free and available to ALL Parsippany residents.

Below is a link to the bus schedule and more information, or call 973-263-7093:

http://www.parsippany.net/DocumentCenter/View/1086/Parsippany-Troy-Hills-Senior-Bus-Schedule-Modified-for-COVID-19-Restrictions?bidId=

Disability Services

DAWN Center for Independent Living provides support to persons with disabilities throughout their lifespan so they can achieve their highest level of independence in their community.  Call their Denville office at 973-625-1940.

Medicare Questions?

Confused about all the choices within the Medicare program?  Make an appointment to see our state certified Medicare counselor who has hours at the Community Center on Tuesday mornings.  Call the Office on Aging at 973-263-7351 or 7352 to schedule.

Tax Preparation

Free income tax preparation at the Community Center through AARP is available to seniors each year beginning in February. Call 973-263-7351 late January to schedule  your appointment.

Driver Safety

The AARP Smart Driver course is held annually at the Community Center. This class is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course.

Documents

  1. Public Bathing - Application Beach License
  2. Public Bathing - Application Pool License
  3. Public Bathing - Pre-operational beach letter
  4. Public Bathing - Pre-operational pool letter
  5. Septic - Application Septic Repair
  6. Septic - Certificate of Construction
  7. Septic - License to construct
  8. Septic - License to operate
  9. Septic - License to pump
  10. Food - Vending Machine Application
  11. Food - Requirements for Temporary Events
  12. Food - Requirements for new food establishments
  13. Food - Mobile Food License Application
  14. Food - Farmers Market
  15. Food - Temporary Food License
  16. Food - Retail Food License Application

Documents