OHI Celebrates National Health Center Week with Health Care Outreach Day on August 15

Posted on August 2, 2017 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is hosting a Health Care Outreach Day outside of its Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second St., Lakewood, N.J., from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 15  in recognition of National Health Center Week 2017.

OHI will be conducting health screenings, and giving away promotional items and information about its services. The Health Care Outreach Day Event will focus on providing information on how OHI and its health centers provide services that benefit the overall health of people in the local community

The theme of National Health Center Week 2017, August 13 -19, is Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities. The National Health Center Week campaign is designed to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers, the largest and most successful system of primary health care.

For questions about the Health Care Outreach Day, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing and development associate, at 732-719-1570.

About Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI): OHI, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC), has five health centers, a Mobile Medical Unit, and two school-based wellness programs in Ocean County. OHI health centers are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester, 686 Route 70 , Lakehurst; 798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor. 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 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 www.ohinj.org for further information.