OHI Offering Diabetes Testing This November for Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted on October 30, 2013 By

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center, is offering A1c testing at its locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin.

Each site will have diabetic supplies and giveaways; and Israel Arroyo, chronic care coordinator for OHI, will present a half-hour educational seminar Managing Your Diabetes at 3:00 p.m. on all testing days. OHI pharmacists Vijay Vohra and Nancy Karroum will be available to discuss diabetic medication management.

The testing will be given noon to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; noon to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 13 at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; and noon to 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 15 at 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River. Most insurances are accepted. The cost for uninsured patients is $4.00.

For further information contact Diane Klimik, RN, BSN, director of nursing at 732-363-6655 Ext. 8353 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; 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.