Meals and snacks
Local Restaurants – search for listings at the:
Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. Choose ‘Restaurant’ from the Category menu and click ‘Search.’
Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. There are two choices to use to search for a restaurant.
Type “Restaurants” in the box labeled ‘Category/Keyword.’ Click ‘Search!’
Click on ‘List All Categories’ and then click ‘Restaurants / Deli's / Café's’ in the list of choices.
Food choices at Hackensack University Medical Center
Second StreetCafé – Located on the Ground floor of the Pavilion building. It has a variety of food options including hot meals, sandwiches, salad bar, pizza and more. Most options are available during all of the hours that the Café is open.
Daily: Weekends and Holidays:
6:15 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7:30 –10:30 a.m.
1 – 3 a.m. 11:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1 – 3 a.m.
There are also vending machines outside the Second Street Café. They are available 24 hours each day. They include machines that provide kosher food, drinks and snacks.
Aquarium Café – Located in the lobby on the main floor of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Its food choices include hot meals at breakfast or lunch, pasta, pizza, sushi, Chinese dishes, sandwiches, salads, and more. It also offers kosher meals and Starbucks coffee.
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lobby Café - Located in the main lobby of HackensackUMC. It offers coffee, bagels, danish, sandwiches, desserts and more.
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Weekends: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Map of Hackensack University Medical Center
Services at Hackensack University Medical Center
Consumer Affairs – Consumer Affairs Representatives are available to patients, their families and visitors to HackensackUMC. They handle any issues that patients and families have about their experience at the Medical Center. They listen to the concerns of patients and make sure that these concerns are heard by HackensackUMC management. Consumer Affairs Representatives teach patients, their families and staff about the Patient Bill of Rights. They provide information about HackensackUMC’s policies, procedures, and services. They also help people to complete an advance directive. They have staff who can notarize documents if needed.
Pastoral Care– This HackensackUMC department helps patients and their family members. They assist those who have spiritual needs while they are at our hospital.
Social Services – This department helps arrange for services that patients and families may need when they go home. These services can be arranged for before being discharged from the hospital. They work with insurance companies and can give information about helpful services in the patient’s community. Call them for help at 551-996-2110.
Hospice - This program is for patients in Bergen and Hudson counties. It serves patients who have a disease that can no longer be treated and who are not expected to live for a long time. The hospice staff has special training in working with patients who are dying and with their families and loved ones.
Bioethics – HackensackUMC offers a Bioethics Consultation Service. Anyone who is involved with the care of a patient can use this service. This includes patients, family members, health care agents, and members of the hospital team that is caring for a patient. Meetings can be held to help clarify and settle ethical concerns. Contact the Director of Bioethics for a consultation by calling 551-996-4179. This service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Local Medical Clinics:
North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC)
West New York, New Jersey
NHCAC services include the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The Health Center offers services to low income and uninsured people. There are eight locations in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties. They also have a mobile health center. The FQHC offers the following kinds of services:
pediatrics (medical care for children)
women’s health services including obstetrics/gynecology and family planning
dental health and
psychiatric and mental health services.
Learn more about the North Hudson Community Action Foundation Federally Qualified Health Center
Learn more about New Jersey’s Centers for Primary Health Care (information for other counties)
The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Inc. (BVMI)
241 Moore Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
BVMI provides medical care to people who live in Bergen County. Care is provided by doctors, nurses and others who volunteer for BVMI. Patients who do not have medical insurance can receive this care if they are unable to pay. People must be able to provide evidence of their income levels in order to receive services. Interested patients must call and make an appointment to be seen. Learn more about the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Inc.
Home Health Care
Home Health Care agencies provide services for people living at home with a serious medical condition. These may include nursing, therapy services and home health aides. These services may allow a person to remain in their own home rather than move to a nursing home or similar facility.
Services for Bergen County Residents
BergenCounty Division of Senior Services: BergenNJ EASE
This program helps older adults and people with disabilities who are 18 years old or older. They help these people to access resources related to health and human services.
BergenCounty Board of Social Services
216 Route 17 N.
Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662-3300
This department provides services for people living in Bergen County who need help with food housing and medical care. Learn more about their services.
BergenCounty Housing, Health, and Human Services Center
120 South River Street
Hackensack, New Jersey
This center is open 24 hours a day, seven days each week. It offers a variety of services. These include meals, a shelter, health referral services, substance abuse treatment and mental health screening. There are also services and referrals in a number of other areas. These include legal services, social services, finding permanent housing and employment. Learn more about the center.
Community Resource Council
387 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
HELPLINE: 201-343-6543 (available Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
This agency offers a free service called HELPLINE to people who live or work in Bergen County. All questions are kept private and confidential. HELPLINE offers information in English and Spanish about a large number of topics. These include emergency food and shelter, health care for senior citizens, help for the disabled, drug and alcohol counseling, services for working parents, and more. Learn more about HELPLINE and the Community Resource Council.
Other Useful Services
NJ 2-1-1 Partnership
6 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Administrative Line: (201) 291-4125
The 2-1-1 Information and Referral System is a partnership. It is sponsored by several different agencies. These include the New Jersey United Way and several government agencies from the State of New Jersey. They provide information in many different languages. There is information about services for seniors, people with disabilities, and children, youth and families. They also offer help in learning about physical and mental health resources. NJ 2-1-1 can help with information about housing, food and jobs as well. People can call 211 from any phone or go to the NJ 2-1-1 website to receive help in finding information. Learn more about NJ 2-1-1.
New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Screening Program (NJCEED) provides cancer screenings for people with low incomes. Learn more about their services. The Bergen County Department of Health Services is part of the CEED program. Contact them at (201) 634-2660.
Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey
Gilda's Club provides a special place for men, women and children living with cancer and their family and friends. They can come together with others who share their experience, make connections, build friendships, and network. Gilda's Club offers support networking groups, lectures and workshops, and social events. In addition, it offers Noogieland, a special program for children and teens. It can also be a refuge to go to for no special reason. Contact them at (201) 457-1670. Learn more about Gilda’s club.