OHI Expands Its Pediatric Hours at Lakewood and Toms River Offices

Posted on April 9, 2014 By

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 so parents can call during the day and receive a same day or next day appointment, whichever is more convenient.

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).

About Ocean Health Initiatives
OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 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 provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental care to Ocean County uninsured and underinsured populations on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, behavioral health, dental, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, podiatry and social services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood. Visit www.ohinj.org. for further information.