Monthly Archives: November 2014

OHI to Hold Events for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you need health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Manchester, is offering to help the general public and its patients with enrollment. Appointments are encouraged.pic 1

Open Enrollment for 2015 starts November 15, 2014, but ends February 15, 2015. Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, Carmen E. Lopez and Sasha Andino, associates, and other qualified staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors will be available at each of OHI’s four locations on the following dates this November.
• Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood.
• Tuesday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.
• Wednesday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River.
• Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

For Open Enrollment appointments and questions, call the Outreach and Enrollment Department at 732-363-6655.


OHI’s MMU to Visit Head Start Sites This November

Dr. 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 in:
Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Manchester 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. Nov. 4 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley 264 First Avenue Tues. Nov. 4 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brick: 503 Adamston Road Wed. Nov. 5 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Mon. Nov. 10 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

MMU at Head Start


The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation. 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