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OHI Hosts an Open House at Its Manchester Health Center

manchester-NHCW-1Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is inviting the public to an open house at its Manchester Health Center, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst, Thursday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to debut new women’s health exam rooms and expanded OB/GYN services at this site. OHI staff will be giving free health screenings, tours, and information about all OHI services. Music and refreshments are included

OHI’s Women Health Services delivers complete and comprehensive care across all stages of a woman’s life including annual OB exams, pregnancy testing, prenatal care and delivery. OHI is excited to invite the public to come attend the Manchester Open House and get a first hand look at the new exam rooms.

If you have questions about the open house or OHI’s Women’s health Services, you should contact Kyle Fannan, marketing and development associate, at 732-719-1570.

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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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 Announces Its Summer Hours

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, with offices in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin, and Manchester has announced its 2015 summer hours. Beginning Monday, July 6 through Tuesday, September 8 all sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Late night and Saturday appointments will be available again beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2015.OHI SUMMER

OHI sites are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; a School Based Wellness Program is also within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison, 732-719-9016.

OHI Opens a Pharmacy in Its Manchester Health Center

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), recently opened an onsite pharmacy in its Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst, N.J.

OHI Pharmacy Staff

Pictured: Maritza Perez, R.Ph.; Vijay Vohra, R.Ph; Theresa Bello, R.Ph.

Because OHI is an FQHC, only OHI patients are eligible to use the pharmacy under the discounted 340B pharmacy program; however, patients from all sites can use the services. The pharmacists at Manchester are Vijay Vohra, R.Ph; Maritza Perez, R.Ph.; and Theresa Bello, R.Ph., pharmacist-in-charge. Pharmacy hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “Getting your prescription at the same time as your doctor’s visit is a luxury most people do not have. Our patients will no longer have to go to a pharmacy to get their prescriptions filled. We are thrilled to be able to offer prescription pickup after the doctor prescribes the required medication; and with our 340B pricing tier, often for a fraction of the cost of commercial pharmacy.”

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Gilbert Fleischer, MD – CMO

“The opening of our new pharmacy will provide much needed accessibility and convenience to vital pharmaceutical services for all OHI patients. It is important to us that we are able to give our patients the best care possible. We believe that means the most all- inclusive comprehensive care, and an onsite pharmacy provides a convenience that our patients need to consistently balance their health and their busy lives,“ said Gilbert Fleischer, MD, CMO.

Dr. Berger, said, “Currently, our Manchester pharmacy is filling prescriptions for self-pay patients only; but when we are participating in additional insurance networks, we will be able to fill those prescriptions as well.”

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison, 732-719-9016.

OHI Sponsors Events for National Women’s Health Week

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.), a federally qualified health center, is recognizing National Women’s Health Week with several events and information about the expansion of its OB/GYN program.Womens Health Week Events - Spanish

Visit OHI’s tent for information about women’s health, the Marketplace and special enrollment situations, and OHI’s expansion of its OB/GYN services. Enjoy small giveaways, light refreshments and door prize of a women’s health and beauty-themed basket at no charge.

Tuesday, May 12, noon to 4:00 p.m. at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin

Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70
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Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 101 Second Street, Lakewood

National Health Week, May 10 – 16, 2015, honors women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues – and encourages them to make their own health a priority. To learn more about National Women’s Health Week visit womenshealth.gov/nwhw/

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OHI to Hold Events for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you need health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Manchester, is offering to help the general public and its patients with enrollment. Appointments are encouraged.pic 1

Open Enrollment for 2015 starts November 15, 2014, but ends February 15, 2015. Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, Carmen E. Lopez and Sasha Andino, associates, and other qualified staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors will be available at each of OHI’s four locations on the following dates this November.
• Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood.
• Tuesday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.
• Wednesday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River.
• Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

For Open Enrollment appointments and questions, call the Outreach and Enrollment Department at 732-363-6655.

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