OHI’s Mobile Dental Unit to Visit Head Start Sites This October

Posted on October 15, 2015 By

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), in partnership with the Head Start development program of O.C.E.A.N., Inc., has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be visiting several local Head Start program sites this October to conduct dental exams, specifically for the children in Head Start programs. Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons will be conducting the dental exams for children in Head Start, a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3 to 5, from disadvantaged families.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in
Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. October 19 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Manchester: 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. October 20 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Berkeley: 264 First Avenue Tues. October 20 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Thurs. October 22 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brick: 503 Adamston Road Wed. October 28 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit brings medical and dental services to people who might not have the transportation. OHI offers comprehensive dental services at its Lakewood and Toms River health center sites.

Dental services include general dentistry care, cleanings and screenings, routine checkups beginning at 12 months, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, x-rays, treatment of gum disease, and removal of decayed teeth. Late evening and Saturday hours are available.

For questions regarding the mobile medical unit, contact Kimberly Tozzi, community relations liaison at 732-719-9016 or Christie Truax, LPN, Head Start program health manager at 732-244-5333 Ext 926. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, call at 732-363-6655. For information about OHI or to make an appointment, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org.

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; 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 to Ocean County’s insured, uninsured and underinsured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, 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 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.