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Minority Health Awareness Days at OHI This April

Exactly what free services are available for Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations? In recognition of Minority Health Awareness Month, Ocean Health Initiatives (ONational Minority Health Month LogoHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), will be providing information on April 26, 27 and 28 at three of its health centers about health services such as Rapid HIV/AIDS Test, free pregnancy tests and screenings, and information on vaccinations and immunizations.

Staff in the Outreach and Enrollment Department at OHI will be present at information tables from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in Lakewood, 101 Second Street; on Thursday, April 27 in Toms River at 301 Lakehurst Road; and Friday, April 28 in Little Egg Harbor at 798 Route 539. Building 3.

Minority Health Awareness Month has become a national movement to raise awareness of health disparities that affect minorities. “Bridging Health Equity across Communities,” this year’s theme, brings attention to the need to make sure everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

OHI will give a promotional item to those who make an appointment for a free service or inquire about more information.

OHI Offers Free Pregnancy Testing in Lakewood and Toms River

Pregnancy Testing (1000px)The OB/GYN Department of OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is offering free pregnancy testing at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River. No appointments are required, and patients with a positive test result can see an OB/GYN provider at the same time.

Same day appointments are available for prenatal and GYN services, including Saturdays and late evenings. OB/GYN patients will also be able to get prenatal vitamins or oral contraceptives for a minimal cost on the same day as their visit in the Lakewood pharmacy, which is expected to open soon.

OHI offers comprehensive women’s services, including complete pregnancy care, non-stress testing, post-partum care, WIC services on site, and pediatric prenatal visits with the opportunity to meet your newborn’s pediatrician during your last appointment.

Gynecological services include annual exams; cancer screening exams and testing, STD testing, treatment and education; HPV testing; colposcopy; and menopausal education and treatment. OHI offers GYN screening exams and testing during annual physicals in its Internal Medicine Department.

Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, CMO at OHI, said, “It is very important to us to be able to see our OB patients on the same day as their positive pregnancy test. Ensuring our patients get in the door and immediately into treatment ensures both mother and child are given the best opportunity for the safest pregnancy and delivery.” Almost 90 percent of OHI’s prenatal patients entered treatment during their first trimester.

OHI Sponsors May 16 Ladies Night for National Womens Health Week

Flyer for event - 5-19-14OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.), a Federally Qualified Health Center, is recognizing National Womens Health Week with a Ladies Night at its Lakewood site, Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., 101 Second Street, Lakewood. Ladies Night is sponsored by OHI, Horizon NJ Health and United Healthcare.

OHI will be providing free pregnancy testing and free blood pressure screenings. Free glucose screenings will take place in the OHI Mobile Medical Unit. The evening also includes music, free chair massages from massage therapist, light refreshments, give-aways and door prizes.

Pregnancy test results will be available immediately. Those with positive results can schedule an appointment with a health care professional.

The Health Exchange Department will be available to answer questions about the Marketplace and special enrollment situations.

National Health Week, May 11-17, 2014, honors the women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues and encourages them to make their own health a priority.Flyer for event - 5-19-14 (Spanish)

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says, “Women are frequently the health care decision-makers in their families. We take time off from work to drive a parent to the doctor. We hold our childrens hands while they get their vaccinations. We make the appointments for our spouses checkups and then make sure they actually go. We stretch and re-work our family budgets to pay the doctors bills. And too often, we put our own health last.

“But the truth is unless we take care of ourselves first, we cannot really take care of our families. That means we have to eat right, exercise, and get the care we need to stay healthy. Unfortunately, preventive care has not always been easily accessible or affordable for everyone, including young women.”

To learn more about National Women’s Health Week go to: www.womenshealth.gov. For further information call OHI, Lakewood, 732-363-6655.