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Everyone knows that babies and children don’t only get sick during the day and parents often have to work. That is why Ocean Health Initiatives, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is expanding its pediatric appointment hours.
The expanded pediatric hours at the Lakewood and Toms River sites began earlier this month. Parents can call during the day and receive a same day or next day appointment, whichever is more convenient.
Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “We also want to make sure that your child sees the same doctor during every visit so please ask for your doctor by name when calling for your appointment. We will make every effort to schedule you with that doctor. We love caring for your children, and your families can anticipate personalized care as always.”
The expanded hours for the Lakewood office, 101 Second Street, are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday.
The expanded hours for the Toms River office, 301 Lakehurst Road, are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
To make a pediatric appointment, call 732-363-6655.
OHI provides comprehensive primary preventive care, including well baby, well child, and adolescent visits; comprehensive care for minor, serious and chronic pediatric illnesses; immunizations, and physicals for sports, school or working papers.
OHI also provides referrals for WIC (the Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program); developmental assessments, and growth charting, and screening services, including hearing, vision, anemia, cholesterol, HIV, STD, Tuberculosis, and EPSTD (Early-Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing).