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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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Demand Growing — OHI Opens Its Fifth State-of-the-Art Health Center in Five Years

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of OHI’s (Ocean Health Initiatives) newest state-of-the-art health center in Ocean County, Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sea Oaks Medical Campus, 798 Route 539, Building 3, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 08087.

The OHI health center will focus on family medicine. The Little Egg Harbor facility has 12 exam rooms, four dental chairs, a pharmacy, and LabCorp. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Senator Chris Connors have been invited to speak. David Schlick, deputy mayor of Little Egg Harbor Township; Susan Marshall, mayor of Tuckerton; and Melissa McCooley, superintendent of schools, Little Egg Harbor Township will be among the dignitaries.

Dr. Theresa Berger, president and CEO of OHI, said, “OHI is in an exciting time of continuous development, as we are opening our fifth site in the last five years.  We are proud to now offer the residents of Southern Ocean County a brand new state-of-the-art health center at a prime location.”

The opening of OHI’s news health center coincides with National Health Center Week, which recognizes the success of delivering health care through the work and programs of Community Health Centers, and raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers, the largest and most successful system of primary health care.

OHI is a 501 (c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Lakehurst.  Its mission is to positively impact the health and wellness of those who are uninsured and underinsured, homeless, and people with limited English proficiency. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay.

Attendees are invited to an open house, tours of the new facility, and light refreshments.  Information about OHI and its services will be available.  Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Coordinator by email, ktozzi@ohinj.org , or by phone (732) 719-9016 to confirm attendance and coordinate logistics.

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 Mobile Dental Unit to Visit Head Start Sites This April

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be visiting several local Head Start program sites to conduct dental  exams, specifically for the children participating in Head Start programs.

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

  • MMU at Head StartToms River Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. April 20 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Manchester 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. April 21 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Berkeley 264 First Avenue Tues. April 21 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Brick: 503 Adamston Road Wed. April 22 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Thurs. April 23 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, contact the Call Center of OHI at 732-363-6655.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental coordinator, at (732) 575-5667 or mkwiatkowska@ohinj.org.

OHI Gives Kids a Smile – February 6th 2015

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In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, will be participating in Give Kids a Smile Day on February 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. under the auspices of New Jersey Dental Association.

On Give Kids a Smile Day many dentists donate their time to help underserved children who are not getting the oral care they need by providing free dental screenings to children 12 and under if they do not have insurance. The screening includes a dental exam, X-rays as needed, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.

Dentists can see children at either OHI’s Lakewood site, 101 Second Street or OHI’s Toms River site, 301 Lakehurst Road. Call the OHI Call Center at 732-363-6655 to schedule an appointment in either English or Spanish.

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 and Toms River sites Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program, now celebrating its 13th year, is designed to raise awareness about the importance of dental care and provides oral health education to all children despite their economic status.

For more information, visit www.ohinj.org. For questions, contact Douglas Clark at 732-363-6655 or promotions@ohinj.org.

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OHI’s MMU to Visit Head Start Sites This November

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be stopping at several local Head Start program sites to conduct dental exams specifically for the children participating in Head Start programs.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in:
Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Manchester 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. Nov. 4 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley 264 First Avenue Tues. Nov. 4 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brick: 503 Adamston Road Wed. Nov. 5 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Mon. Nov. 10 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the medical unit, contact the Call Center of OHI at (732) 363-6655.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental coordinator, at 732-575-5667 or mkwiatkowska@ohinj.org
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OHI’s Mobile Dental Unit to Visit Head Start Sites

MMU at Head StartDr. Theresa Berger, CEO of Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be stopping at several local Head Start program sites to conduct dental exams specifically for the children participating in Head Start programs.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites

Brick: 503 Adamston Rd. Mon. April 28 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Toms River: OCC, 1 College Dr. Tues. April 29 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Wed. April 30 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Manchester 2950 Wilbur Avenue Thurs. May 1 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley 264 First Avenue Thurs. May 1 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 to seek medical services. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the medical unit, contact the Call Center of OHI at 732-363-6655.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental coordinator, at 732-575-5667 or mkwiatkowska@ohinj.org.