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 the highest quality primary healthcare to the residents of Ocean and Monmouth County, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to eliminate barriers to accessing necessary care including financial ability, linguistic and cultural differences, citizenship, identity, and education. By combining the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices through educational outreach with the provision of care for when issues do arise, OHI strives to cultivate a healthier and happier community for all.

Our Vision

At Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), we pursue a vision in which all people, regardless of financial ability, citizenship status, or social identity, have easy access to affordable and high-quality healthcare throughout their lives.

We aim to establish a network of health centers throughout our service area that offers comprehensive primary care services to anyone who needs them, spanning all stages of life and a variety of medical disciplines. This vision will be carried out by an informed, courteous, and diligent staff who share in our goals for the community. By equipping our health centers with state-of-the-art medical technology and our staff with consistently updated medical training, we strive to be innovators in the healthcare industry. Our focus extends beyond addressing the physical needs of our patients, but includes guiding them to be more educated on their health and more comfortable with accessing our services.


OHI puts its patients first by anticipating the needs for the communities we serve and devising programs and services that address these needs, thereby preventing chronic and debilitating diseases. To do this, our vision is pursued with support from federal, state, and local governments, community leaders, and other agencies and organizations that have similar aspirations for a healthy society.

At the core of our vision lies the elimination of all barriers preventing people from accessing the care that they need. At OHI, we prioritize those who have difficulty receiving care or are outright forgotten by other healthcare organizations — the poor, the weak, the undocumented, and the vulnerable. We want all children, all elders, and all neighbors to live better lives without being burdened by pain or disease, but liberated through health and wellness. This is the vision we aim to establish for our communities of today and for our children tomorrow.