The Bergen County Wellness Check Program is run by the Department of Human Services of Bergen County. If you would like to enroll in this program, please complete the application and forward it to the address specified on the form that you can download from the Department of Human Services in Bergen County, NJ. 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) 226-7400.
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 a phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program. Please press ‘1’ if you are okay.”
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 can not 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. You are responsible for notifying the Division of Senior Services of any changes, whether temporarily or permanent by calling (201) 336-7400, Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.
Once you download the application, you can mail it or drop it off to:
Bergen County Division of Senior Services
Attn: Wellness Check Program
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
For assistance or questions, please call (201) 336-7400
Disclaimer: Since I have never used this service, I can not endorse it one way or another. Please call the service for more information.