TakeCareStayWell.com is a resource to help those in New Jersey locate some of information that may be helpful to know during this time, including insightful interviews from expert heath care professionals.

Everyone has been affected in one way or another by the Covid-19 outbreak.  Many have had significant changes into their regular health care visits. Remember to schedule and keep your existing health care appointments.

Medical Health Professional Interviews

Nurse Practitioner Melanie Vernacchia

Dianne speaks with Nurse Practitioner Melanie Vernacchia about geriatric medications and how a geriatric practitioner can help a person age in their home through holistic care as well as information about The James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute.

Dr. Gerardo Chiricolo, MD, FACEP

Lenny from the B98.5 morning show speaks with Dr. Chiricolo is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Core Faculty for the Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program at Community Medical Center, and Director of Emergency Ultrasound for RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Medicine Health Services.

Dr. Jonathan E. Teitelbaum, MD

Nina chats with Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum, MD about family & pediatric specialists located at the Anne Vogel Family Care Center.  Dr. Teitelbaum is Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Interim Chair of Pediatrics at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, a part of children’s health at RWJBarnabas Health. He is a member of  the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health.  Lean more about the services located at the Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center.

The expansive new Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center is a critical component in Monmouth Medical Center’s bold outpatient expansion plan aimed at increasing access to critical health services and providing outstanding programs where our community needs it most.

Located adjacent to Boscov’s department store at the Monmouth Mall, the center provides the region with convenient access to comprehensive women’s services, pediatric specialty services, wellness education and nutrition resources, specialty surgical services, a blood drawing station and an Urgent Care Center.

The 82,000-square-foot medical and wellness facility includes both medical and therapy services provided in partnership with Children’s Specialized Hospital.

Vaccine Scheduling

Everyone 5 or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine FAQ

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Covid-19 Vaccinations.

NJ Testing

Testing centers are open in NJ.  Follow this link to the testing centers page at covid19.nj.gov

Protection Tips

Advice from the CDC on how to protect yourself and others to lower the risk of infection and minimize the spread.


CDC information on what the symptoms are, when to get tested and when to seek medical assistance.

If You Are Sick

Advice on what steps to take when illness is present, provided by covid19.nj.gov

NJ.Gov Public Health Hotline for Covid-19 Information

Live assistance regarding COVID-19 information is available. To speak with a health care professional, call 1-800-962-1253 and for general information and resources for basic needs, dial 211.