OHI (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.
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.