Monthly Archives: November 2015

Outreach and Enrollment Team at OHI Is Scheduling Appointments for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Poster (2015-16 open_enrollment_eng)Do you need health insurance? The Outreach and Enrollment team at (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, are scheduling appointments to help the general public and its patients with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, which begins November 1, 2015, and ends January 31, 2016.

Sasha Andino and Carmen E. Lopez, associates of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, and other qualified OHI staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance. Bilingual certified application counselors are available by appointment only.

Appointments can be made at four OHI sites: Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.

To sign up for health insurance at the time of their appointment, enrollees should bring their social security card; proof of income, such as paystubs, W-2 forms, or other income information; their employer’s information; and their date of birth. Eligible immigrants who want health coverage should bring their documents.

For Open Enrollment appointments, and questions and information about OHI’s services, call Ocean Health Initiatives at 732-363-6655. For more information, contact Sasha Andino, outreach and enrollment associate, 848-210-0970 or Carmen Lopez at 732-966-3749.

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OHI to Provide Flu Shots for Lakewood Township Preschool Students

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, will be providing flu shots to Lakewood preschool students on Tuesday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 10 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. at the OHI Mobile Medical Unit, parked at the Lakewood Early Childhood Center, 100 Linden Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, CMO, will be administering the shots.5-19-15 - OHI Providers 2015_0000s_0000_Fleischer, Gilbert---MD

To receive a flu shot at no out of pocket cost, children must have a completed OHI registration form and a consent form available at school the child attends in addition to their parents’ insurance card or a copy of their insurance card at the time of the visit.

Children can receive their flu shot at no cost through the Vaccines for Children* program offered at all OHI Health Centers if they do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or are recipients of Medicaid Plan A. Parents of Lakewood preschool students can also receive a flu shot for $20 if they complete the registration and consent forms at the event.

If parents or students are unable to attend the scheduled events, they can call Keila Alvarado, practice director, at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8316 to schedule a flu shot at the Lakewood OHI Health Center, 101 Second Street.

To schedule a same day appointment at OHI, please call 732-363-6shutterstock_116440492655. For more information, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations liaison, 732-719-9016

 

* The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.