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Demand Growing — OHI Opens Its Fifth State-of-the-Art Health Center in Five Years

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of OHI’s (Ocean Health Initiatives) newest state-of-the-art health center in Ocean County, Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sea Oaks Medical Campus, 798 Route 539, Building 3, Little Egg Harbor, N.J. 08087.

The OHI health center will focus on family medicine. The Little Egg Harbor facility has 12 exam rooms, four dental chairs, a pharmacy, and LabCorp. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Senator Chris Connors have been invited to speak. David Schlick, deputy mayor of Little Egg Harbor Township; Susan Marshall, mayor of Tuckerton; and Melissa McCooley, superintendent of schools, Little Egg Harbor Township will be among the dignitaries.

Dr. Theresa Berger, president and CEO of OHI, said, “OHI is in an exciting time of continuous development, as we are opening our fifth site in the last five years.  We are proud to now offer the residents of Southern Ocean County a brand new state-of-the-art health center at a prime location.”

The opening of OHI’s news health center coincides with National Health Center Week, which recognizes the success of delivering health care through the work and programs of Community Health Centers, and raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers, the largest and most successful system of primary health care.

OHI is a 501 (c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Lakehurst.  Its mission is to positively impact the health and wellness of those who are uninsured and underinsured, homeless, and people with limited English proficiency. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay.

Attendees are invited to an open house, tours of the new facility, and light refreshments.  Information about OHI and its services will be available.  Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Coordinator by email, ktozzi@ohinj.org , or by phone (732) 719-9016 to confirm attendance and coordinate logistics.

OHI Now Providing Obstetrical and Gynecological Services in Manahawkin


OHI’s Manahawkin Health Center

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is now offering gynecological services at its Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, N.J. OHI’s team of providers includes both doctors and women’s health nurse practitioners who work together to ensure the needs of all patients are met.

OHI’s comprehensive women’s gynecological services include annual gynecological exams; minor office procedures; and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions that affect women’s health; and comprehensive pre-natal services to expectant mothers.


free pregnancy testing

To ensure that patients receive pre-natal care very early during pregnancy, OHI gives free pregnancy testing with same day appointments to all patients who have a positive pregnancy test.

OHI is currently offering OB/GYN services at its sites at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River. OHI will be providing OB/GYN in its Manchester site starting in September. For same day appointments, call 732-363-6655. For more information, contact Beatriz Patino, women’s health coordinator, at 732-363-6655, Ext. 8334.

OHI Sponsors Events for National Women’s Health Week

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.), a federally qualified health center, is recognizing National Women’s Health Week with several events and information about the expansion of its OB/GYN program.Womens Health Week Events - Spanish

Visit OHI’s tent for information about women’s health, the Marketplace and special enrollment situations, and OHI’s expansion of its OB/GYN services. Enjoy small giveaways, light refreshments and door prize of a women’s health and beauty-themed basket at no charge.

Tuesday, May 12, noon to 4:00 p.m. at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin

Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70

Friday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 101 Second Street, Lakewood

National Health Week, May 10 – 16, 2015, honors women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues – and encourages them to make their own health a priority. To learn more about National Women’s Health Week visit womenshealth.gov/nwhw/

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OHI Offers Free Pregnancy Testing in Lakewood and Toms River

Pregnancy Testing (1000px)The OB/GYN Department of OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is offering free pregnancy testing at 101 Second Street, Lakewood, and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River. No appointments are required, and patients with a positive test result can see an OB/GYN provider at the same time.

Same day appointments are available for prenatal and GYN services, including Saturdays and late evenings. OB/GYN patients will also be able to get prenatal vitamins or oral contraceptives for a minimal cost on the same day as their visit in the Lakewood pharmacy, which is expected to open soon.

OHI offers comprehensive women’s services, including complete pregnancy care, non-stress testing, post-partum care, WIC services on site, and pediatric prenatal visits with the opportunity to meet your newborn’s pediatrician during your last appointment.

Gynecological services include annual exams; cancer screening exams and testing, STD testing, treatment and education; HPV testing; colposcopy; and menopausal education and treatment. OHI offers GYN screening exams and testing during annual physicals in its Internal Medicine Department.

Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, CMO at OHI, said, “It is very important to us to be able to see our OB patients on the same day as their positive pregnancy test. Ensuring our patients get in the door and immediately into treatment ensures both mother and child are given the best opportunity for the safest pregnancy and delivery.” Almost 90 percent of OHI’s prenatal patients entered treatment during their first trimester.

OHI Announces Its 2014 Board of Directors

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin has announced its 2014 Board of Directors.

The 2014 OHI executive board is made up of Chairman Jorge Rod, Jackson, CEO and owner of JA Rod Associations, and the publisher of Latinos Unidos of New Jersey and the Ocean County Jewish Journal; Vice Chairman Dr. Anthony Lombardino, Millstone Township, a board-certified neurologist; Secretary Danny Goldberg, Lakewood, the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Ocean County and adjunct professor at Ocean County College; and Treasurer Catherine Ainora, Millstone Township, senior vice president of System Development and Planning, and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of Barnabas Health.

Other 2014 OHI board members include Alexander Torres, administrative assistant to the director of the Educational Support Services Department at St. Francis Community Center, and a pastor and worship leader in the Hispanic community of The Church of Grace and Peace, Toms River; Debra Levinson, regional director for the Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance, a regional chronic disease coalition, grant-funded by the Office of Cancer Control and Prevention, N.J. Department of Health; John Craddox, athletic director at Lakewood High School where he was principal of the Oak Street School; Odelind Lewis, licensed clinical social worker who was director of Brookdale Community College’s Asbury Park satellite campus; and Zarita Mattox, the chief librarian of the Ocean County Library, Toms River branch.

OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to the uninsured and underinsured populations in Ocean County, N.J., at several locations: 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and the Mobile Medical Unit outside the George J. Mitchell Elementary School, 950 N. Green Street, Little Egg Harbor.

OHI increases access to care by using an affordable, sliding scale fee, and by serving patients regardless of their ability to pay. OHI employs 138 people and has 21 providers (doctors and nurse practitioners) who offer their services in such areas as dental, OB/GYN, pediatrics, podiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, and social services. In 2013, 22,399 individual patients were treated at OHI, resulting in 79,534 total patient visits. Close to 5,000 patients (4,948) received flu shots and 902 babies were delivered.

For more information about OHI’s board members visit https://ohinj.org/board-members-of-ohi.html