Monthly Archives: April 2014

OHI’s Mobile Dental Unit to Visit Head Start Sites

MMU at Head StartDr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be stopping at several local Head Start program sites to conduct dental exams specifically for the children participating in Head Start programs.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites

Brick: 503 Adamston Rd. Mon. April 28 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Toms River: OCC, 1 College Dr. Tues. April 29 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Wed. April 30 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Manchester 2950 Wilbur Avenue Thurs. May 1 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley 264 First Avenue Thurs. May 1 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation to seek medical services. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the medical unit, contact the Call Center of OHI at 732-363-6655.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental coordinator, at 732-575-5667 or

OHI Expands Its Pediatric Hours at Lakewood and Toms River Offices

Everyone knows that babies and children don’t only get sick during the day and parents often have to work. That is why Ocean Health Initiatives, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is expanding its pediatric appointment hours.

The expanded pediatric hours at the Lakewood and Toms River sites began earlier this month.  Parents can call during the day and receive a same day or next day appointment, whichever is more convenient.4-10-14 - Exteded Pedi Hours (Began)

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “We also want to make sure that your child sees the same doctor during every visit so please ask for your doctor by name when calling for your appointment. We will make every effort to schedule you with that doctor. We love caring for your children, and your families can anticipate personalized care as always.”

The expanded hours for the Lakewood office, 101 Second Street, are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday.

The expanded hours for the Toms River office, 301 Lakehurst Road, are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

To make a pediatric appointment, call 732-363-6655.

OHI provides comprehensive primary preventive care, including well baby, well child, and adolescent visits; comprehensive care for minor, serious and chronic pediatric illnesses; immunizations, and physicals for sports, school or working papers.

OHI also provides referrals for WIC (the Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program); developmental assessments, and growth charting, and screening services, including hearing, vision, anemia, cholesterol, HIV, STD, Tuberculosis, and EPSTD (Early-Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing).