Thanking Our Healthcare Providers!

Recently, Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) Lakewood was treated to a Thank you lunch by the Lakewood Church Family, Lakewood Wrestling Team, Vida City Church and Love Your Neighbor Association.  Currently, OHI is offering free COVID virus and antibody testing at their Lakewood locations to qualified residents in the community.

The team of volunteers headed up by Oscar, teacher and coach of the Lakewood Wrestling Team made the homemade empanadas and other food items sponsored by Missionary Pentecostal Church (Vida City Church) and Love Your Neighbor Association and served the lunch to our hometown healthcare center as a thank you for their dedication and service to the community.

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) in Lakewood is open Monday through Friday 8 am-4:30 pm for testing and are by appointment only.  COVID-19 testing will be performed outdoors in the parking lot of the Lakewood site.  Please call (732)363-6655 to schedule an appointment.

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.

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About Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI)Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with seven health centers, a Mobile Medical Unit and two school-based wellness programs in Ocean and Monmouth County. OHI health centers are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 10 Stockton Dr, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst; 798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; 1610 Route 88, Suite 204, Brick; and 20 Jackson Street, Freehold. The school-based wellness programs in Lakewood are in the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue; and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A. The Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Manchester health centers have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health and dental care to Ocean and Monmouth County’s uninsured, underinsured and insured populations.  A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include family and internal medicine, dental, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health and social services, podiatry and pharmacy services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit for further information.

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