OHI Sponsors Ladies Night May 16 for National Women’s Health Week

Posted on May 12, 2014 By

OHI (Ocean Health Initiative, Inc.), a Federally Qualified Health Center, is recognizing National Women’s Health Week with a “Ladies Night” at its Lakewood site, Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., 101 Second Street, Lakewood. “Ladies Night” is sponsored by OHI, Horizon NJ Health and United Healthcare.

OHI will be providing free pregnancy testing and free blood pressure screenings. Free glucose screenings will take place in the OHI Mobile Medical Unit. The evening also includes music, free chair massages from massage therapist, light refreshments, give-aways and door prizes.

Pregnancy test results will be available immediately. Those with positive results can schedule an appointment with a health care professional.

The Health Exchange Department will be available to answer questions about the Marketplace and special enrollment situations.

National Health Week, May 11-17, 2014, honors the women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues – and encourages them to make their own health a priority.

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says, “Women are frequently the health care decision-makers in their families. We take time off from work to drive a parent to the doctor. We hold our children’s hands while they get their vaccinations. We make the appointments for our spouses’ checkups – and then make sure they actually go. We stretch and re-work our family budgets to pay the doctor’s bills. And too often, we put our own health last.

“But the truth is unless we take care of ourselves first, we cannot really take care of our families. That means we have to eat right, exercise, and get the care we need to stay healthy. Unfortunately, preventive care has not always been easily accessible or affordable for everyone, including young women.”

To learn more about National Women’s Health Week go to: www.womenshealth.gov. For further information call OHI, Lakewood, 732-363-6655.

About Ocean Health Initiatives
About OHI: OHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; and 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; and in the 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.