OHI to Participate in Garden State Latino Cultural Festival

Posted on October 6, 2015 By

The public is invited to visit the tent of OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, during the second annual Garden State Latino Cultural Festival, hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Latino People (NAALP), Saturday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lake Terrace, 1690 Oak Street, Lakewood, N.J.

OHI, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), will be offering free blood pressure screenings; and health education and information about OHI’s medical services for insured, uninsured and underinsured families in Ocean County.

OHI has locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Lakehurst Circle Center II, 686 Route 70 Lakehurst; a health center within the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood; and a Mobile Medical Unit. The Lakewood and Manchester sites have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health care. 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. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay.

Garden State Latino Cultural Festival is a free event designed to support the Spanish community of Ocean County. The cultural festival includes, music, vendors, ethnic goods, folkloric dance performances, a raffle, and games and face painting for children, and more. About 3,000 people attended last year’s festival.

To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For more information, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations liaison for OHI, at 732-719-9016.