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OHI to Provide Free Dental Care for Kids

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), will provide free preventative and restorative dental care for children ages 12 and under as part of Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 1st, 2019, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Toms River Health Centers. This one-day event, which takes part during National Children’s Dental Health Month, is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay.

“Dental Care is critical for Children as they develop,” says Dr. Patricia Gibbons, Dental Director at OHI.  “This program, more than a decade old, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare instruction. We are very proud to be a part of it.”

Children who attend OHI’s Give Kids a Smile Day on February 1st will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments and free dental hygiene materials including a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste. For children needing continuing treatment, referrals will be made. In order to participate, parents must make an appointment by calling (732) 363 -6655. Appointments can be made at the Lakewood Health Center, located at 101 Second Street; Little Egg Harbor Health Center, located at 798 Route 539, Building 3; and the Toms River Health Center, located at 301 Lakehurst Road.

Last February, over 2,000 children participated in the program visiting nearly 100 sites across the state of New Jersey. OHI currently offers dental services at its Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Toms River locations. Services offered include general dentistry care, cleanings, screenings, routine check-ups, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, x-rays, treatment of gum disease and restoration of decayed teeth.

For more information on Give Kids a Smile Day, please contact Monika Kwiatkowska, Dental Manager, at (732) 363-6655 ex 8150.  To schedule a Dental appointment, call (732) 363 -6655. To learn more about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.

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You’re Invited to Attend OHI’s 2019 Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser!

OHI will host its Annual Event on Friday, February 8th, celebrating it’s “Sweet 16”

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, will host its annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser and Casino Night on Friday, February 8th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.

This year, OHI will be celebrating its “Sweet 16” for the sixteen years of compassionate service to the residents of New Jersey. All proceeds from the event will go to support health services for the area’s children, adult and senior residents. OHI has been a leader in providing high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare, regardless of economic status, throughout its tenure and looks to continue providing excellence in primary and preventative medicine for years to come.

The fundraiser will include dinner, dancing, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $250 each. Sponsorships, donations, journal ads and 50/50 tickets are all available for purchase and are 100% tax deductible, excluding the cost of dinner.

Participation at this year’s “Sweet 16” Fundraiser will benefit the many programs and capabilities of OHI’s extensive health care options. This includes, but is not limited to, innovative medical equipment, community outreach, educational materials, vaccinations, health awareness and more.

For further information, tickets or sponsorship information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570, or visit our Fundraiser website at https://ohinj.org/2019-fundraiser.html. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. Send all ad files to Fundraiser@ohinj.org.

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OHI Expanding Vaccine Events to Toms River, Little Egg Harbor

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, is hosting additional FREE (MMR) Measles Vaccine Events Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Toms River Health Center, located at 301 Lakehurst Road, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Little Egg Harbor Health Center, located at 798 Route 539, Building 3. No appointment is required.

The Flu Shot will also be provided while supplies last. OHI accepts and works with most insurances. For adult patients without insurance, the regular flu shot costs $20 and the high dose for senior’s costs $40. Through the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded program, children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or who are recipients of Medicaid Plan A can receive a flu shot at no cost.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines. Last week, OHI vaccinated over 1,000 Lakewood residents, showing the need to expand this initiative. All OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of Measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.MMU Measles Day 2 LW

Due to Demand, OHI Holding Second Day of Vaccine Event

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, is providing a second day of FREE (MMR) Measles vaccines at the Lakewood Health Center, located at 101 Second St, Friday, Nov. 9, while weather is permitting and supplies last. No appointment is required.

The Flu Shot will also be provided while supplies last. OHI accepts and works with most insurances. For adult patients without insurance, the regular flu shot costs $20 and the high dose for senior’s costs $40. Through the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded program, children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or who are recipients of Medicaid Plan A can receive a flu shot at no cost.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines.  Yesterday, OHI vaccinated over 500 Lakewood residents, showing the need for a second day. OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of Measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.Measles Event 2018 MMU Social media.jpg

OHI Holding Vaccination Event in Lakewood

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, is holding a Vaccination Event at the Lakewood Health Center, located at 101 Second St, Thursday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The OHI Mobile Medical Unit will be at the facility offering FREE Measles (MMR) Vaccinations to any interested individuals. No appointment is required.

The Flu Shot will also be provided. OHI accepts and works with most insurances. For adult patients without insurance, the regular flu shot costs $20 and the high dose for senior’s costs $40. Through the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded program, children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or who are recipients of Medicaid Plan A can receive a flu shot at no cost.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines. OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of Measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.MMU at Head Start

OHI Wants to Remind Patients of the Importance of Measles Vaccine

The Ocean County Health Department and New Jersey Department of Health have issued a warning to residents about a confirmed case of measles that was discovered in Ocean County between Oct. 13 and Oct. 21. As a Federally-Qualified Health Center with locations in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI) is reminding its patient population and the local community of the importance of receiving the measles vaccine.

The Measles is a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air, (i.e., coughing and sneezing) and by direct contact with infectious droplets. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of measles appear seven to 14 days after exposure and include high fever, cough, runny nose and red watery eyes. These are then followed up with white spots in the mouth and a rash that spreads downward from your head to your neck, body, arms, legs and feet.

Measles can be prevented with an MMR vaccine in both children and adults. It is recommended by the CDC that children get two doses, the first during months 12 to 15, and the second during ages 4-6.  OHI Health Centers carry the MMR Vaccine and are available for administration by appointment. Teenagers and adults may also receive the vaccine if not vaccinated during childhood.

Anyone that has been exposed or is believed to have symptoms of the measles should mention this when booking an appointment with your provider. This will ensure that proper medical procedures can be taken into effect to protect other patients and the staff from risk.

For more information, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.

 

OHI’s Outreach and Enrollment Team is Scheduling Appointments to Assist with Open Enrollment

Open enrollment dates for the 2018 period have been released for individuals and families to apply for health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI), a federally qualified health center with locations throughout Ocean and Monmouth County, is scheduling appointments with its Outreach and Enrollment Team to assist in the application process. The enrollment period begins on November 1st, 2018 and extends through December 15th, 2018.

Bilingual certified application counselors are available by appointment only to answer questions, explain changes and help individuals sign up for health insurance. Appointments can be scheduled for any OHI Health Center.

To sign up for health insurance at the time of an appointment, enrollees must bring their social security card; proof of income, such as paystubs, W-2 Forms, or other income information; their employer’ information; and their date of birth.

To schedule an appointment call 732-363-6655. For more information about the Outreach and Enrollment department, call Nadia Hercules, outreach and promotions associate at 848-226-2857.  For information about OHI or to make an appointment, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org.

OHI to Host Freehold Health Center Grand Opening and Halloween Health Fair

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI) a federally qualified health center (FQHC), will host a grand opening ceremony at its Freehold Health Center, located at 20 Jackson Street, on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The function will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and Halloween- themed Health Fair for the public.

Invited guests include Senator Vin Gopal, Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling. In addition to the grand opening program, OHI’s Halloween Health Fair will feature community resources, trick or treating, music, games and FREE health screenings.

The Freehold Health Center is OHI’s first location in Monmouth County and ninth location in New Jersey. Additional locations include Brick, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manahawkin, Manchester and Toms River; as well as two School-based Wellness Programs at the Clifton Avenue Elementary School and Lakewood High School. OHI Health Centers offer primary and preventative care services, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. The site is now accepting patients and operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours are subject to seasonal changes.

If you would like to learn more about the Grand Opening or Halloween Health Fair, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at (732) 719-1570. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 363-6655. For more information about OHI’s services, visit www.ohinj.org.

Halloween Health Fair 2018