OHI Hosts Events in Recognition of National Health Center Week

Posted on August 13, 2013 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin is hosting a number of events in recognition of National Health Center Week (NHCW), August 11-17. The 2013 theme of NHCW is Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities.

• Wednesday, August 14, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Toms River Library, 101 Washington Street, Toms River: Get free blood pressure screenings, and learn about OHI and its services. OHI staff will also provide educational material and answer questions at a Health Exchange Marketplace table.

• Thursday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., OHI Manahawkin Healthy Living Day, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin: Costco is supplying refreshments.OHI is providing blood pressure and blood glucose screenings in its MMU (Mobile Medical Unit). Learn about OHI and its services. OHI staff will also provide educational material and answer questions in a Health Exchange Marketplace tent.

Horizon NJ Health will present a health awareness course about hypertension, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on August 15.

• Rain or shine, OHI is hosting its Community Family Health Awareness and Activity Fair Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Lakewood Town Square, Clifton Avenue, Lakewood. Several sponsors and participating companies are providing the public with free health screenings, family activities, hourly giveaways, and local vendors. Families will enjoy the works of a caricature artist, face painting, balloon animals, and an appearance of a popular children’s character. Three live bands will perform.

For more information, contact Douglas Clark at 732-719-9026 or email PromotionsDept@ohinj.org.

National Health Center Week, August 11-17, 2013, was spearheaded in New Jersey by the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA), a nonprofit corporation that represents the organizational providers and affiliates of community-based ambulatory health care statewide.

About Ocean Health Initiatives
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. 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.