Monthly Archives: October 2015

Visit OHI at the 2015 Elderfest Expo

Free Screenings and Outreach and Enrollment Information

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, is participating in the Elderfest Expo hosted by Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 815 Route 37, Toms River, N.J., from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Mobile Medical Unit of OHI, staff, and members from the Outreach and Enrollment Department will provide free glucose testing and education about its medical services in Ocean County. Certified navigators from the Health Insurance Marketplace of OHI will be available to answer questions about upcoming open enrollment, and to assist the public with outreach and enrollment information.

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OHI’s Mobile Dental Unit Reschedules Dental Visits to Head Start Sites

MMU at Head StartOHI’s (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.) Mobile Medical Unit has rescheduled its Head Start dental exams in Brick, Manchester and Berkeley. All times remain the same. Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons of OHI, in partnership with the Head Start development program of O.C.E.A.N., Inc., will be conducting dental exams for Head Start children on the following dates:

 

  • Brick, 503 Adamston Road, Thurs. October 29 (NOT October 28) 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Manchester, 2950 Wilbur Avenue, Wed., November 4 (NOT October 20) 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Berkeley, 264 First Avenue, Wed., November 4 (NOT October 20) 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. OHI offers comprehensive dental services at its Lakewood and Toms River health center sites. Dental services include general dentistry care, cleanings and screenings, routine checkups beginning at 12 months, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, x-rays, treatment of gum disease, and removal of decayed teeth. Late evening and Saturday hours are available.

OHI’s Mobile Dental Unit to Visit Head Start Sites This October

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 this October to conduct dental exams, specifically for the children in Head Start programs. Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons will be conducting the dental exams for children in Head Start, a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3 to 5, from disadvantaged families.

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

Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive
Mon. October 19 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Manchester: 2950 Wilbur Avenue
Tues. October 20 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley: 264 First Avenue
Tues. October 20 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue
Thurs. October 22 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brick: 503 Adamston Road
Wed. October 28 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation. OHI offers comprehensive dental services at its Lakewood and Toms River health center sites. Dental services include general dentistry care, cleanings and screenings, routine checkups beginning at 12 months, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, x-rays, treatment of gum disease, and removal of decayed teeth. Late evening and Saturday hours are available.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations liaison at 732-719-9016 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.

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OHI’s Free Health Insurance Education Sessions

HIM_LogoFinalThe Outreach and Enrollment Department of OHI is hosting four free health insurance education sessions this October at the Toms River Library, 101 Washington St., Toms River, N.J., in preparation for the 2016 open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

OHI outreach and enrollment associates Carmen Lopez and Sasha Andino along with representatives from several insurance companies will explain what to expect during the upcoming open enrollment period. Enrollment for 2016 begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016. All sessions are open to the public, and no registration is needed.
Presentations from insurance companies will begin promptly.

October 5, 2015, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey

October 7, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., AmeriHealth New Jersey

October 26, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Oscar Insurance Corporation of New Jersey

October 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., UnitedHealthCare

 

For more information on the 2016 Open Enrollment Period, visit healthcare.gov.  For same day appointments or to schedule an appointment with OHI’s outreach and enrollment associates, call (732) 363-6655. For more information, contact Sasha Andino, outreach and enrollment associate, at (848) 210-0970

 

OHI Outreach Free Insurance Sessions (oct 2015 dates)

Important Dates for 2016 Enrollment: Plans and prices for 2016 will be available to preview the third week of October 2015. Open enrollment in a 2016 Marketplace plan begins November 1, 2015, and coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016. December 15, 2015, is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage that begins January 1, 2016.

On January 1, 2016, coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15. January 15, 2016, is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016. Open Enrollment ends January 31, 2016. Enrollments or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016. If you don’t enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you cannot enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.