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OHI Observes National HIV Testing Day

NEPTUNE, NJ– Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), will be participating in National HIV Testing Day Wednesday, June 27, by bringing awareness to the importance of HIV testing. OHI offers FREE Rapid and Confidential Testing at both its Lakewood and Toms River Health Centers with results while you wait.

National HIV Testing Day is recognized in June, focusing on testing, prevention and early diagnosis of HIV. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in seven people could be living with HIV and not know they have it. Knowing your status is the first step in taking control of your sexual health.

OHI to Host a Blood Drive February 17

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is hosting a Blood Drive to benefit the Central Jersey Blood Center, Friday, February 17, 2017, in its Manchester and Toms River health centers.

Make appointments in advance to give blood from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at OHI’s Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; or from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at OHI’s Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road.

Donors must be healthy, at least 17 years old or be 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 120 pounds, and present a signature ID.  Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.  Those with controlled high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes can donate blood.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Jackie Shaheed at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8338.

Blood Drive TR and Manchester

OHI Announces Its Summer Hours

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, with offices in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin, and Manchester has announced its 2015 summer hours. Beginning Monday, July 6 through Tuesday, September 8 all sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Late night and Saturday appointments will be available again beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2015.OHI SUMMER

OHI sites are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; a School Based Wellness Program is also within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison, 732-719-9016.

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 to Hold Events for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

If you need health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, Manahawkin and Manchester, is offering to help the general public and its patients with enrollment. Appointments are encouraged.pic 1

Open Enrollment for 2015 starts November 15, 2014, but ends February 15, 2015. Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Outreach and Enrollment Department, Carmen E. Lopez and Sasha Andino, associates, and other qualified staff will answer questions, explain any changes, and help individuals sign up for health insurance.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors will be available at each of OHI’s four locations on the following dates this November.
• Saturday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood.
• Tuesday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Manchester Health Center, Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst.
• Wednesday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River.
• Thursday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Manahawkin Health Center, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

For Open Enrollment appointments and questions, call the Outreach and Enrollment Department at 732-363-6655.


Learn to Take Control of Your Health – A Free OHI Workshop

Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or anxiety? If you or your loved one have these conditions, Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), a federally qualified health center, is offering a free six-week workshop directed toward people and their caregivers with any ongoing or long-term health conditions, at OHI’s Toms River location, 301 Lakehurst Road, beginning July 10, once a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The program, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, was created by Stanford University, California, to help people with chronic health conditions get more out of life.

“We like to have couples, patients and caregivers attend because caregivers are often the ones creating new menus and keeping the patient on track so they follow doctors’ orders,” said Israel Arroyo, a patient navigator at OHI who is one of the peer leaders for the Take Control of Your Health workshop.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to manage their symptoms; get started with healthy eating and exercise; communicate effectively with their doctor; and manage fear, anger and frustration, which will make their daily tasks easier.

“Non-compliance among the chronically ill is a tremendous deterrent to living a happier life. I speak from experience and can relate to some of the things people are going through,” said Arroyo.

The workshop has been held for the past three years, in both English and Spanish, Arroyo said.

To register for the workshop, call 732-363-6655, Ext. 8383. Patients and the public can register up to the course date, but is limited to the first 12 people who register. Materials for the workshop are supplied by OHI.

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OHI Expands Its Pediatric Hours at Lakewood and Toms River Offices

Everyone knows that babies and children don’t only get sick during the day and parents often have to work. That is why Ocean Health Initiatives, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is expanding its pediatric appointment hours.

The expanded pediatric hours at the Lakewood and Toms River sites began earlier this month.  Parents can call during the day and receive a same day or next day appointment, whichever is more convenient.4-10-14 - Exteded Pedi Hours (Began)

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “We also want to make sure that your child sees the same doctor during every visit so please ask for your doctor by name when calling for your appointment. We will make every effort to schedule you with that doctor. We love caring for your children, and your families can anticipate personalized care as always.”

The expanded hours for the Lakewood office, 101 Second Street, are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday.

The expanded hours for the Toms River office, 301 Lakehurst Road, are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

To make a pediatric appointment, call 732-363-6655.

OHI provides comprehensive primary preventive care, including well baby, well child, and adolescent visits; comprehensive care for minor, serious and chronic pediatric illnesses; immunizations, and physicals for sports, school or working papers.

OHI also provides referrals for WIC (the Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Program); developmental assessments, and growth charting, and screening services, including hearing, vision, anemia, cholesterol, HIV, STD, Tuberculosis, and EPSTD (Early-Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing).