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Press Releases from Ocean Health Initiatives

OHI to Host a Blood Drive February 17

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is hosting a Blood Drive to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center, Friday, February 17, 2017, in its Manchester and Toms River health centers.

Make appointments in advance to give blood from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at OHI’s Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; or from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at OHI’s Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road.

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old or be 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 120 pounds, and present a signature ID.  Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  Those with controlled high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes can donate blood.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Jackie Shaheed at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8338.

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Deadline Extended for OHI’s Valentine Fundraiser Ad Journal

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center and 501 (c)(3), has extended the deadline to submit ads for its Valentines’ Day fundraiser ad journal. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs to be included in the ad journal is Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Send ad files to fundraiser@ohinj.org.

Enjoy dinner, dancing, and an Alice in Wonderland themed Casino Night, Friday, February 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.  Tickets are $150 each and will support health care services for Ocean County children, adults, and seniors.

Sponsorships, donations, journal ads, and premium ticket packages are available, and are 100 percent tax deductible, excluding the cost of the dinner. For further information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026.

All proceeds will benefit the efforts of OHI to improve the quality of life in the community through enhanced medical care services for people of all ages, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay. This includes, but is not limited to, better medical equipment, community outreach, educational materials, vaccinations, health awareness, and more.

OHI has been providing comprehensive primary and preventative care services to Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations for the past 13 years. The increasing number of Ocean County families needing access to health care has resulted in OHI’s continued growth throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Thank you for the support of all this year’s amazing sponsors!

(edited: 2/8/17)

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OHI to Sponsor Give Kids a Smile Dental Program

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Nearly one in four children ages of two to 11 have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, creating the potential for pain and disease. What about children whose families cannot afford dental services?

Well, children and their parents will have a reason to smile on Friday, February 3, 2017, because OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, will be participating in Give Kids a Smile Day, a one-day program, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the New Jersey Dental Association Foundation’s drive to raise awareness about untreated dental disease and to increase access to oral health care.

In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, OHI will be providing free oral health services to children 12 and under at three OHI health centers locations: Lakewood, 101 Second Street; Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road; and Little Egg Harbor, Oaks Medical Campus,798 Route 539. Building 3. The services are free to children if they do not have insuranceIf the family does have insurance, however, the insurance company will be billed.

Many dentists will be donating their time to provide the underserved children of Ocean County, N.J., with free oral health services, such as free dental screenings that include a dental exam, X-rays as needed, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.

Parents must call to schedule an appointment.  To schedule an appointment in either English or Spanish call 732-363-6655.  For questions, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental manager, at 732-363-6655 or mkwiatkowska@ohinj.org.

Throughout the year, OHI offers dental cleanings and full checkups, including X-rays and other screening procedures for children and adults. Dentists are available at the Lakewood, Toms River and Little Egg Harbor sites daily Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

For more information, visit www.ohinj.org. or call Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026.

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You Are Invited to OHI’s Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser on February 10th!

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center and 501 (c)(3), is inviting the public to its annual Valentines’ Day fundraiser, which will support health care services for Ocean County children, adults, and seniors.

Enjoy dinner, dancing, and an Alice in Wonderland themed Casino Night, Friday, February 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.  Tickets are $150 each.

Sponsorships, donations, journal ads, and premium ticket packages are available, and are 100 percent tax deductible, excluding the cost of the dinner. For further information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Send ad files to fundraiser@ohinj.org.

All proceeds will benefit the efforts of OHI to improve the quality of life in the community through enhanced medical care services for people of all ages, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay. This includes, but is not limited to, better medical equipment, community outreach, educational materials, vaccinations, health awareness, and more.

OHI has been providing comprehensive primary and preventative care services to Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations for the past 13 years. The increasing number of Ocean County families needing access to health care has resulted in OHI’s continued growth throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

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OHI to Sponsor Blood Drive January 31!

One Donation Saves Three Lives!

In recognition of National Blood Donation Month, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is sponsoring a Blood Drive at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center.

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old or be 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 120 pounds, and present a signature ID.  Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  Those with controlled high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes can donate blood.

Appointments must be made in advance. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Carmen Lopez at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8363 or visit www.cjbcblood.org and click on “Donate Now.”

Since 1970, National Blood Donation Month in January reminds everyone that blood is needed all year, not just during disasters.

OHI Blood Drive, January 31st, 2017

Save the Date for OHI’s 2017 Fundraiser

ohi_fundraiser-save-the-date_flyer3Save the date! Help OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.) improve the quality of life of Ocean County children, adults, and seniors by attending OHI’s Annual Valentines’ Day Fundraiser, with dinner, dancing, and a Wonderland themed Casino Night, Friday, February 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. 

OHI, a federally qualified health center and 501 (c)(3), provides comprehensive primary and preventative care services to Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations.

Tickets are $150 each. Sponsorships, donations, journal ads, and premium ticket packages are available, and are 100 percent tax deductible, excluding the cost of the dinner. For further information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Send ad files to fundraiser@ohinj.org.

OHI Flu Shot Days Recognize National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s Never Too Late to Get a Flu Shot!

ohi_flu-shot-awareness-2016In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean County, will be holding OHI Flu Shot Days for all age groups from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., December 5 through 9 in five locations.

 

  1. Monday, December 5:  –  101 Second Street, Lakewood
  2. Tuesday, December 6:  –  301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River
  3. Wednesday, December 7:  –  333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin
  4. Thursday, December 8:  –  686 Route 70, Lakehurst
  5. Friday, December 9:  –  798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor

The regular flu shot suitable for all ages costs $20. The high dose vaccine for seniors costs $30.

OHI is holding OHI Flu Shot Days to highlight the importance of getting the vaccine, informing patients about the benefits, and reducing the risk of contracting the flu and spreading it throughout the community.  Those who get the shot will receive a special promotional gift.

For more information, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026 or visit www.ohinj.org.

OHI Now Providing Physicals for 2016-17 School Year

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) is providing physicals for all students participating in the 2016-17 sports seasons as part of its school-based wellness program at Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A, Lakewood, N.J. At their appointment for a sports physical, students will receive a free OHI bag.

Schedule an appointment for a sports physical at 732-363-6655. Same day appointments are also available. For questions or information, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations coordinator, at 732-719-9016 or email ktozzi@ohinj.org.

OHI’s school-based wellness programs provide primary health care services to the students and their families. In addition to sports physicals, appointments with an OHI provider can be made for sick or well visits. Medical services at the school-based wellness program include pediatrics, women’s health, adult medicine, health awareness and promotion, weight management and nutrition education, immunizations, behavioral health, and sports physicals, among many services.
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