OHI Updates Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Ocean Health Initiatives have adjusted their sites to accommodate the immediate needs of our communities in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. These sites availabilities and hours are subject to change.
Toms River Health Center - Open for Well Visits
10 Stockton Dr.
Toms River, NJ 08755
Manchester Health Center and Pharmacy– Open for OB and GYN services and Pharmacy services
686 Rt. 70
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Lakewood Health Center and Pharmacy – Open for Well Visits, COVID-19 and Antibody Testing, and Pharmacy Services
101 Second St.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
New to OHI!
Ocean Health Initiatives and Chemed, both federally qualified health centers (FQHC's) located in Lakewood, New Jersey will be coming together to offer COVID-19 virus and antibody testing at their Lakewood locations.
OHI in Lakewood will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm for testing and are by appointment only. COVID-19 testing will be performed outdoors at our Lakewood site. Please bring proof of identity, contact information, and insurance if applicable. No appointments necessary!
OHI Lakewood is located at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
Antibody tests measure the immune system’s response to an infection. Negative antibody results DO NOT rule out SARs-CoV-2 infection, particularly in those who have recently been in contact with someone who has the virus. A nasal swab (a molecular diagnostic test) is performed to rule out the possibility that someone could be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.
Positive results SHOULD NOT be used as the sole basis to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 infection. Positive results may be due to past or present infection with non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains, such as coronavirus HKU1, NL63, OC43, or 229E. These are causes of the common cold.
People who test positive for antibodies are not guaranteed to be free of all viruses and therefore may still be able to transmit the virus to others.
Telehealth Services: Ocean Health Initiatives is now offering Telehealth appointments for patients in Monmouth and Ocean County via smartphones or computers with camera capabilities.
Services that can be managed via video include:
Behavioral Health for those experiencing PPD (post-partum depression), depression, anxiety, substance use, or any other reason.
Gynecologysuch as birth control, UTI symptoms and yeast infection symptoms.
Pediatric Sick Visits such as rashes, colds, fever and suspected cases of COVID-19.
Adult Visits such as medication refill(COVID-19) s, PrEP (requires bloodwork), sick symptoms, asthma, allergies, EpiPens and suspected cases of COVID-19.
To schedule a Telehealth appointment, call (732) 363-6655 or email CECteam@ohinj.org.
Pharmacy Delivery Services and Curbside Pick Up: OHI is now offering prescription delivery and curbside pickup for all patients. Please call your OHI pharmacy. Our pharmacies in Lakewood and Manchester will remain open to all OHI patients, while the pharmacies in Little Egg Harbor and Freehold are temporarily closed.
To request a delivery:
- Call your nearest OHI Pharmacy at least one day before your desired delivery date to schedule.
- Manchester Pharmacy: (732) 719-1500
- Lakewood Pharmacy: (732) 719-1507
- Verify medication, address, and time of delivery.
**Patients must be home at the time of drop off to accept and sign for the delivery. Medication will NOT be left without a signature.
3. Make a payment over the phone by Credit Card.
Remember! The best way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to maintain social distancing and practice thorough personal hygiene and sanitation.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Fleischer explains correct and effective handwashing techniques in the video here.