OHI Mobile Medical Unit to Conduct Dental Exams and Flu Shots for Head Start Children
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 (MMU) will be visiting several local Head Start program sites to provide dental exams and flu shots, specifically for the children in Head Start, a comprehensive preschool program for children ages three to five. The OHI medical unit includes two fully equipped exam rooms for both medical and dental services.
OHI Dentist Dr. Patricia Gibbons will be conducting the dental exams. Dr. Gilbert Fleischer, Chief Medical Officer of OHI, will be giving the flu shots.
Children who do not have insurance, are self-pay patients, or recipients of Medicare plan A, can receive a flu shot at no cost through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a federally funded program offered at OHI.
The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in
Toms River: Ocean County College, 1 College Drive Mon. Oct. 16 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Manchester: 2950 Wilbur Avenue Tues. Oct. 17 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Berkeley: 264 First Avenue Tues. Oct. 17 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brick: 503 Adamson Road Mon. Oct. 23 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Barnegat: 1 Ocean Avenue Tues. Oct. 24 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The comprehensive OHI dental services, offered at its Lakewood, Toms River, and Little Egg Harbor health centers, include general dentistry care, routine checkups, cleanings and screenings, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions, removal of decayed teeth, X-rays, and treatment of gum disease. Flu shots can be administered by appointment at all health centers by calling 732-363-6655.
For questions about the MMU, contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at 732-719-1570 or Lydia Sledge, health clerk with Head Start at 732-569-3635 Ext. 100. 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): OHI, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC), has six health centers, a Mobile Medical Unit, and two school-based wellness programs in Ocean County. OHI health centers are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester, 686 Route 70 , Lakehurst; 798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; and 1608 Route 88, Suite 207, Brick. The school-based wellness programs in Lakewood are in the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue; and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A. The Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Manchester health centers have pharmacies.
OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health and dental care to Ocean County’s uninsured, underinsured, and insured populations. A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include family and internal medicine, dental, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health and social services, podiatry and pharmacy 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.