Monthly Archives: June 2015

Visit OHI at Ocean County Park’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) will be participating in the 75th Anniversary of Ocean County Park at its recreation, education and preservation event in Ocean County Park, 700 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood, Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The OHI Mobile Medical Unit will be on site in the parking lot toward the open field near the restroom building to provide blood pressure screenings and health educational information for attendees at no cost.

During its 75th anniversary, attendees can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, a chipping contest, horse-drawn carriage rides, sports, an historic baseball game, crafts, walks, live music and food.

This event is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation. For more information about the 75th anniversary celebration call 1-877-627-2757.

75th Event Poster

OHI Opens a Pharmacy in Its Manchester Health Center

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), recently opened an onsite pharmacy in its Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst, N.J.

OHI Pharmacy Staff

Pictured: Maritza Perez, R.Ph.; Vijay Vohra, R.Ph; Theresa Bello, R.Ph.

Because OHI is an FQHC, only OHI patients are eligible to use the pharmacy under the discounted 340B pharmacy program; however, patients from all sites can use the services. The pharmacists at Manchester are Vijay Vohra, R.Ph; Maritza Perez, R.Ph.; and Theresa Bello, R.Ph., pharmacist-in-charge. Pharmacy hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “Getting your prescription at the same time as your doctor’s visit is a luxury most people do not have. Our patients will no longer have to go to a pharmacy to get their prescriptions filled. We are thrilled to be able to offer prescription pickup after the doctor prescribes the required medication; and with our 340B pricing tier, often for a fraction of the cost of commercial pharmacy.”

Fleischer, Gilbert---MD

Gilbert Fleischer, MD – CMO

“The opening of our new pharmacy will provide much needed accessibility and convenience to vital pharmaceutical services for all OHI patients. It is important to us that we are able to give our patients the best care possible. We believe that means the most all- inclusive comprehensive care, and an onsite pharmacy provides a convenience that our patients need to consistently balance their health and their busy lives,“ said Gilbert Fleischer, MD, CMO.

Dr. Berger, said, “Currently, our Manchester pharmacy is filling prescriptions for self-pay patients only; but when we are participating in additional insurance networks, we will be able to fill those prescriptions as well.”

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison, 732-719-9016.

OHI to Host Event in Recognition of National Men’s Health Month

Mens Health Month 2015 -APV

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is promoting National Men’s Health Month, at its Lakewood site, 101 Second Street, Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free HIV testing, blood pressure screenings, glucose testing, a men’s health-themed gym bag door prize, and informational flyers.  Horizon NJ will provide skin-screening testing.

Men are encouraged to visit OHI’s tent and its MMU (Mobile Medical Unit) for these free screenings to heighten awareness about preventable health problems, and to encourage the early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys through medical screenings.

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions about the Men’s Health Week event, contact Sasha Andino, Outreach/Enrollment Associate, 732-363-6655 Ext.8366

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year for a week leading up to and including Father’s Day. Visit National Men’s Health Week (http://www.menshealthmonth.org/week/index.html) for more information.

 

OHI to Participate in Latino Community Springfest and Health Fair

The public is invited to visit OHI’s tent during Latino Community Springfest and Health Fair, Lakewood Town Square, Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, Saturday June 20, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to get free blood pressure screenings and information about OHI’s medical services for insured, uninsured and underinsured families in Ocean County.

The Latino Community Springfest and Health Fair is an event designed to support the Spanish community of Ocean County. Other exhibitors include Ocean County agencies, organizations, local churches, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. The Health Fair will feature health information, and include food, prizes, and entertainment.

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions, contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison at 732-719-9016.

latino festival postdcard 4x6

OHI to Participate in Stafford Township Founders Day

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with offices in Lakewood, Toms River, Lakehurst and Manahawkin, will be joining Stafford Township residents to celebrate Stafford Township Founders Day at Manahawkin Lake Park, Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Stafford Founders Day 2015

The public is invited to visit OHI’s tent during Founders Day to get free blood pressure screenings and information about OHI’s medical services for uninsured and underinsured families in Ocean County.

Festivities following a parade include opening ceremonies, craft and food vendors, local businesses, and entertainment. For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions, contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison at 732-719-9016.