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 (MMU) will be visiting several local Head Start program sites to provide dental exams and flu shots, specifically for the children in Head Start, a comprehensive preschool program for children ages three to five. The OHI medical unit includes two fully equipped exam rooms for both medical and dental services.
OHI Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons will be conducting the dental exams. Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, Chief Medical Officer of OHI, will be giving the flu shots.
Children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or recipients of Medicare plan A, can receive a flu shot at no cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a federally funded program offered at OHI.
The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in
Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. Oct. 16 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Manchester: 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. Oct. 17 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Berkeley: 264 First Avenue Tues. Oct. 17 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brick: 503 Adamston Road Mon. Oct. 23 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Tues. Oct. 24 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The comprehensive OHI dental services, offered at its Lakewood, Toms River, and Little Egg Harbor health centers, include general dentistry care, routine checkups, cleanings and screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, removal of decayed teeth, X-rays, and treatment of gum disease. Flu shots can be administered by appointment at all health centers by calling 732-363-6655.
For questions about the MMU, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at 732-719-1570 or Lydia Sledge, health clerk with Head Start at 732-569-3635 Ext. 100. 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.