About OHI

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) based in Ocean and Monmouth County, New Jersey.  OHI provides high quality, accessible and affordable, family health care at its seven sites. Our Health Centers are in Brick, Freehold, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Manchester and Toms River; with our school-based Wellness Programs located within the Clifton Ave Grade School, Lakewood; and Lakewood High School.

OHI welcomes patients from all walks of life beginning at birth through their senior years. Our board-certified and bi-lingual staff work in partnership with our patients on a daily basis to ensure that individual and family needs are continually met.

At OHI, we seek to empower our patients with the tools they need to maintain optimum physical and emotional health. Our comprehensive range of services are available to the area’s uninsured and under-insured residents on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual or family’s ability to pay. Our call center is open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week guaranteeing continuous access to care.


OHI recognizes the impact that accessible health care and education can have within a community. Making healthy choices should be easy. To benefit the well-being of our patients, OHI provides a range of additional services including chronic disease self-management programs, a mobile medical unit and a patient portal site offering the ability to access medical records and educational materials from home.

Ocean Health Initiatives is an FTCA deemed facility.

OHI's Executive Team

OHI Board of Directors

Ocean Health Initiatives’ Board of Directors are members of the Monmouth and Ocean County communities serving in all parts of the region. They are dedicated individuals who seek to uphold the mission and policies of OHI and work to ensure the strategic planning and financial stability of the health center. We, the Administration and Staff, are grateful to the following for their dedication and commitment to OHI.


Our Mission


Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) is dedicated to providing quality, accessible and comprehensive primary health care to the residents of Ocean and Monmouth County; regardless of economic status. We accomplish this mission by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through educational outreach and providing the tools needed to maintain optimum physical and emotional health.

Our Vision

At Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), our vision is that all people, regardless of age, ethnicity or religion, have access to health care that is affordable and available throughout the course of their lives.

We envision establishing health centers that offer comprehensive primary care medical services that cover every stage of the life cycle facilitated by a professional, courteous staff. Our health centers will offer state-of-the-art technology, innovations in health care approaches and techniques, and a breadth of service that extends beyond physical needs.


Our future involves a continuous evolution that puts patients first – anticipating the needs of the communities we serve and building programs and services that focus on preventing chronic and debilitating diseases.  We envision an environment that is strengthened by support from federal, state and local governments, community leaders and other agencies and organizations that share our vision and have similar aspirations for our society.

Our goals include eliminating any barriers that prevent people from accessing health care.  It is our vision that the tools needed for basic health care are within reach for the weak, the poor, the undocumented and the vulnerable that so desperately need assistance.  At OHI, our vision is to see our children, our elders and our neighbors living better lives – ones that come with health and wellness.  That is the foundation we envision establishing for our communities of today and for our children of tomorrow.