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Wellness Check Program
How the Program Works
At approximate pre-specified hours, you will receive a free daily phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program to check on your well-being. The call will begin with the following prerecorded message: “This is the Bergen County Wellness Check Program. If you are OK please press '1'.”

When you become a participant in the program, you will be asked to identify friends or family who may assist you in an emergency. When the system cannot make contact with you, it will call the relative or friend you have designated.  

If your telephone line is busy or there is no answer, the system will call back one more time after four (4) minutes. If there is no answer or the line stays busy, your contact will automatically be notified to check on you.

The system will only respond to touchtone telephones or through a TTY, a device for the deaf and hard of hearing.

If you would like to enroll in this program, please complete the application and forward it to the address specified on the form. You will receive a phone call prior to your first call to let you know your application has been processed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Division of Senior Services at (201) 336-7400.