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The Elizabeth Service Processing Center (Elizabeth SPC) is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a heartbeat away from the New York metropolitan area. The medical clinic opened its doors in 1997, and boasts eleven full time employees (including six Public Health Service officers) to proudly serve its population of detained migrants. 

Approximately 1900 detainees are processed through the clinic each year, and range from 30 to 50 different nationalities. Their average length of stay is from five to seven weeks. The clinic is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides health, mental, and infectious disease screening, chronic disease management, sick-call services and patient education. Specialty care services such as dental and psychiatric care are provided via contracted dentists and psychiatrists in the local community. The clinic consists of three examination rooms, one screening room, a pharmacy, an urgent care room and medical records. 

Elizabeth, New Jersey is one of the greatest cultural areas in the United States. It is only ten miles from downtown Manhattan and seventy miles from Philadelphia. So if you fancy the greatest collection of museums in the U.S., the best that Broadway has to offer, or shopping like you´ve never experienced, the Elizabeth SPC is a place to consider. For those who work hard and need to unwind after a long day, the facility is merely an hour´s drive from New Jersey´s famous beaches and beach towns that Bruce Springstein immortalized in so many of his songs. A two-hour drive will get you to the Catskill, Pocono and Adirondak Mountains.

For the avid sports fan, we are the home of the NY Giants, NJ Jets, NJ Nets, and the NJ Devils. A short ride will get you to the NY Knicks, NY Islanders, NY Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles or Phillies games. The area is a mecca for equestrian events. We have great fishing in the Atlantic waters and hunting in nearby Pennsylvania and New York.

With all this so close to our Elizabeth facility, who wouldn´t want to work in the area? But the best part is the job itself. We have been tasked with a mission to protect our nation´s borders by screening for infectious disease. We aid in this noble mission without much fanfare, but with lots of dedication, and gratefulness for the job with which we have been tasked. Our facility is small enough so that everyone feels like family. Sometimes, the best things come in small packages!


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