OHI’s Toms River Health Center Moves to New Location

 

Toms River, New Jersey

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), has announced that the Toms River Health Center relocated to 10 Stockton Dr, Toms River. Current and new patients may begin booking appointments.

The OHI Toms River Health Center move, which is 2 blocks down Lakehurst Rd. at 10 Stockton Dr., will nearly double the size and allow for more services and patient access. The new building boasts 29 patient exam rooms, 5 dental suites, an on site Pharmacy and LabCorp Services. The new Toms River Health Center will reflect the needs of our patients and will continue to have the extensive services that OHI has to offer, including dental, podiatry, chiropractor, behavioral health, social services and on-site pharmacies. LabCorp services are additionally available at all OHI sites, as well as access to the award-winning Patient Portal that allows patients to schedule appointments and view their medical records online.

Theresa Berger, President & CEO of OHI, said, “OHI is meeting the demand of our patient population in Toms River and the surrounding area by relocating to a new state of the art facility to provide better accessibility to care within the community. We look forward to providing high quality and accessible health care to our patients.”

For more information about OHI’s Toms River Health Center, contact Kristal Dias, at (732) 719-9015. For information on OHI services or to make an appointment, visit www.ohinj.org and schedule an appointment online or call (732) 363-6655.

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OHI to Hold Measles Vaccination Event in Lakewood

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a Federally-Qualified Health Center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, is hosting a Measles Vaccination Event at the Lakewood Health Center on Thursday, April 4th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, while supplies last. The OHI Mobile Medical Unit will be at the facility providing the MMR (Measles) to any interested individuals. No appointment is required.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking action to best equip the local community and their patient population by providing them with essential vaccinations.

The Measles is a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air, (i.e., coughing and sneezing) and by direct contact with infectious droplets. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of measles appear seven to 14 days after exposure and include high fever, cough, runny nose and red watery eyes. These are then followed up with white spots in the mouth and a rash that spreads downward from your head to your neck, body, arms, legs and feet.

Measles can be prevented with an MMR vaccine in both children and adults. It is recommended by the CDC that children get two doses, the first during months 12 to 15, and the second during ages 4-6. MMR Vaccines may be given as early as 6 months during outbreaks. OHI Health Centers carry the MMR Vaccine and are available for administration by appointment. Teenagers and adults may also receive the vaccine if not vaccinated during childhood.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of the measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.

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OHI Adds Late Night Hours to Brick Health Center

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc (OHI), a Federally-Qualified Health Center with 7 Locations in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, has added late night hours to its Brick Health Center, located at 1610 Route, 88, Suite 204. Effective immediately, the new schedule is on Mondays from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., offering internal medicine, family medicine, childhood immunizations and OB/GYN services.

The OHI Brick Health Center, which moved to its new location in the fall of 2018, currently houses 12 exam rooms and offers behavioral health, nutrition counseling and LabCorp. It is opened from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, with the new-late night hours Monday until 8:00 P.M. Additional services available to all OHI patients include dental, podiatry, chiropractor, cardiology and access to any one of OHI’s pharmacies.

For more information on OHI services, please contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719 – 1570. To make an appointment, please visit our website at www.ohinj.org or call (732) 363 – 6655.OHI Brick Health Cener (1).png

OHI to Hold Preventative Services Information and Screening Events

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is hosting educational events for the preventative services offered at their Health Centers to increase public awareness and provide screenings. The events will be held on Monday, March 18th at the Toms River Health Center, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Little Egg Harbor Health Center on Wednesday, March 20th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; and the Lakewood Health Center, Friday, March 22nd, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  In order to help raise awareness to this disease, OHI will have information regarding colorectal cancer and the importance for screenings for this cancer. The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a noninvasive test that screens for hidden blood in the stool which can be an early sign for cancer.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Cancer Society, both men and women 45 years and older should get regular screenings for this highly preventable cancer. Colorectal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the United States, is the second leading cause of death in the U.S.

“It is very important to make our patients and the community aware of what screening resources are available to them,” says Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, Chief Medical Officer at OHI, “Knowing when to get checked for a disease can go a long way towards helping prevent complications down the road and maintain a healthy life style.”

Additional preventative services information will include Lung Cancer Screenings, Cervical Cancer and Nutrition.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at 732-719-1570. For more information about OHI services or to make an appointment, please visit our website at www.ohinj.org.

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OHI to Provide Free Dental Care for Kids

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), will provide free preventative and restorative dental care for children ages 12 and under as part of Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 1st, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Toms River Health Centers. This one-day event, which takes part during National Children’s Dental Health Month, is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay.

“Dental Care is critical for Children as they develop,” says Dr. Patricia Gibbons, Dental Director at OHI.  “This program, more than a decade old, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare instruction. We are very proud to be a part of it.”

Children who attend OHI’s Give Kids a Smile Day on February 1st will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments and free dental hygiene materials including a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste. For children needing continuing treatment, referrals will be made. In order to participate, parents must make an appointment by calling (732) 363 -6655. Appointments can be made at the Lakewood Health Center, located at 101 Second Street; Little Egg Harbor Health Center, located at 798 Route 539, Building 3; and the Toms River Health Center, located at 301 Lakehurst Road.

Last February, over 2,000 children participated in the program visiting nearly 100 sites across the state of New Jersey. OHI currently offers dental services at its Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Toms River locations. Services offered include general dentistry care, cleanings, screenings, routine check-ups, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, x-rays, treatment of gum disease and restoration of decayed teeth.

For more information on Give Kids a Smile Day, please contact Monika Kwiatkowska, Dental Manager, at (732) 363-6655 ex 8150.  To schedule a Dental appointment, call (732) 363 -6655. To learn more about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.

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You’re Invited to Attend OHI’s 2019 Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser!

OHI will host its Annual Event on Friday, February 8th, celebrating it’s “Sweet 16”

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, will host its annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser and Casino Night on Friday, February 8th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.

This year, OHI will be celebrating its “Sweet 16” for the sixteen years of compassionate service to the residents of New Jersey. All proceeds from the event will go to support health services for the area’s children, adult and senior residents. OHI has been a leader in providing high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare, regardless of economic status, throughout its tenure and looks to continue providing excellence in primary and preventative medicine for years to come.

The fundraiser will include dinner, dancing, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $250 each. Sponsorships, donations, journal ads and 50/50 tickets are all available for purchase and are 100% tax deductible, excluding the cost of dinner.

Participation at this year’s “Sweet 16” Fundraiser will benefit the many programs and capabilities of OHI’s extensive health care options. This includes, but is not limited to, innovative medical equipment, community outreach, educational materials, vaccinations, health awareness and more.

For further information, tickets or sponsorship information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570, or visit our Fundraiser website at https://ohinj.org/2019-fundraiser.html. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. Send all ad files to Fundraiser@ohinj.org.

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OHI Expanding Vaccine Events to Toms River, Little Egg Harbor

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, is hosting additional FREE (MMR) Measles Vaccine Events Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Toms River Health Center, located at 301 Lakehurst Road, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Little Egg Harbor Health Center, located at 798 Route 539, Building 3. No appointment is required.

The Flu Shot will also be provided while supplies last. OHI accepts and works with most insurances. For adult patients without insurance, the regular flu shot costs $20 and the high dose for senior’s costs $40. Through the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded program, children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or who are recipients of Medicaid Plan A can receive a flu shot at no cost.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines. Last week, OHI vaccinated over 1,000 Lakewood residents, showing the need to expand this initiative. All OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of Measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.MMU Measles Day 2 LW

Due to Demand, OHI Holding Second Day of Vaccine Event

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, is providing a second day of FREE (MMR) Measles vaccines at the Lakewood Health Center, located at 101 Second St, Friday, Nov. 9, while weather is permitting and supplies last. No appointment is required.

The Flu Shot will also be provided while supplies last. OHI accepts and works with most insurances. For adult patients without insurance, the regular flu shot costs $20 and the high dose for senior’s costs $40. Through the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded program, children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or who are recipients of Medicaid Plan A can receive a flu shot at no cost.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines.  Yesterday, OHI vaccinated over 500 Lakewood residents, showing the need for a second day. OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of Measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.Measles Event 2018 MMU Social media.jpg