OHI to Sponsor Event at Manchester Health Center for Women’s Health Week

Womens Health Awareness Event Poster _editedOHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.), a federally qualified health center, is recognizing National Women’s Health Week by sponsoring an awareness event at its Manchester Health Center, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst, on Friday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

OHI staff will be offering screenings, such as blood pressure and glucose, among others.  Attendees will receive small giveaways and information about OHI’s services.

The Manchester health center recently expanded its women’s health and OB/GYN services, adding four new exam rooms, a new nursing station, and new medical equipment and supplies.

National Women’s Health Week, May 14 – 20, 2017, honors women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues –  and encourages them to make their own health a priority. To learn more about National Women’s Health Week visit womenshealth.gov/nwhw/

It May Not Be Too Late to Get ACA Coverage – OHI Can Help

If you or someone you know missed the January 31, 2017, cutoff date to enroll in health care coverage under the ACA, the Outreach and Enrollment team at OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center with locations throughout Ocean County, may still be able to help some individuals and families meet specific criteria to qualify for insurance even though the formal enrollment period has closed.

OHI’s Outreach and Enrollment staff are available by appointment only to answer questions, explain changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance; and in certain cases, they can help enroll those through appeals and exemptions.

To sign up for health insurance at the time of an appointment, enrollee’s must bring their social security card; proof of income, such as paystubs, W-2 Forms, or other income information; their employer’ information; and their date of birth.

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Minority Health Awareness Days at OHI This April

Exactly what free services are available for Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations? In recognition of Minority Health Awareness Month, Ocean Health Initiatives (ONational Minority Health Month LogoHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), will be providing information on April 26, 27 and 28 at three of its health centers about health services such as Rapid HIV/AIDS Test, free pregnancy tests and screenings, and information on vaccinations and immunizations.

Staff in the Outreach and Enrollment Department at OHI will be present at information tables from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in Lakewood, 101 Second Street; on Thursday, April 27 in Toms River at 301 Lakehurst Road; and Friday, April 28 in Little Egg Harbor at 798 Route 539. Building 3.

Minority Health Awareness Month has become a national movement to raise awareness of health disparities that affect minorities. “Bridging Health Equity across Communities,” this year’s theme, brings attention to the need to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

OHI will give a promotional item to those who make an appointment for a free service or inquire about more information.

OHI to Provide Dental Screenings for Lakewood Early Childhood Centers and Piner Elementary School

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is providing dental screenings and services to the Lakewood school district that include general dentistry care and fluoride for preschoolers Thursday, March 30 at Lakewood Early Childhood Center (LECC) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 100 Linden Avenue; 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at 501 Ridge Avenue; and Thursday, April 6 at Piner Elementary School, 1141 E Country Line Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Screenings will be conducted in the OHI mobile medical unit (MMU). Students or their family members must complete registration and consent forms for screenings, which they can obtain at their school.

The OHI MMU provides medical and dental services to people who may not have the transportation and offers general dentistry, fluoride and screenings. More comprehensive dental services are available at OHI’s Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road; or Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3.

For questions about the MMU, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, call at 732-363-6655. If a student is cannot keep an appointment, call the OHI Call Center at 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org to schedule another appointment at one of OHI’s sites.

Spring Dates Set for Head Start Dental Screenings

OHI’s Mobile Medical Unit to Host Head Start Dental Exams in Ocean County

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), in partnership with the Head Start development program of O.C.E.A.N., Inc., has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be visiting several local Head Start program sites March 29 through April 5, 2017, to conduct dental exams, specifically for the children in Head Start programs.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in:

Toms River:  Ocean County College, 1 College Drive  –  Wednesday,  March 29th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat:  1 Ocean Avenue  –  Friday, March 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Manchester:  2950 Wilbur Avenue  –  Friday, March 31st, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Berkeley:  264 First Avenue  –   Tuesday, April 4th, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30  a.m.

Brick:  503 Adamston Road  –  Wednesday, April 5th,  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit (MMU) provides medical and dental services to people who may not have the transportation. Services include general dentistry care, Fluoride and screenings on the MMU. Cleanings, sealants, extractions, x-rays and comprehensive dental services at OHI’s Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road; or Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3.

For questions about the MMU, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026 or Christie Truax, LPN, Head Start program health manager at 732-244-5333 Ext 926. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, call at 732-363-6655. For information about OHI or to make an appointment, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org.

Happiness without limit, happy group of children in circle, together outdoor, faces, smiling and careless

Happiness without limit, happy group of children in circle, together outdoor, faces, smiling and careless

OHI to Host a Blood Drive February 17

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is hosting a Blood Drive to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center, Friday, February 17, 2017, in its Manchester and Toms River health centers.

Make appointments in advance to give blood from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at OHI’s Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; or from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at OHI’s Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road.

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old or be 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 120 pounds, and present a signature ID.  Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  Those with controlled high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes can donate blood.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Jackie Shaheed at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8338.

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