OHI to Sponsor Open Enrollment Help Days This December – Open to the Public

Posted on December 5, 2013 By

If you need health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you must enroll by December 23, 2013, for the insurance coverage to begin by January 1, 2014. OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center, with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin, is offering to help the general public and its patients, by appointment only, at three Open Enrollment Days this December.

Bilingual Certified Application Counselors in the OHI Health Exchange Marketplace department will be available Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Toms River at 301 Lakehurst Road; Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Manahawkin at 333 Haywood Road; and Saturday, December 21 in Lakewood at 101 Second Street. Open enrollment closes March 31, 2014.

Beatriz C. Patino, the coordinator of the Health Exchange Marketplace Department, and 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. Free gift bags and light refreshments will be available.

For Open Enrollment Day appointments and questions, call Health Exchange Marketplace Department at 732-363-6655.

About Ocean Health Initiatives
OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and; and 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin. 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.