OHI Opens a Pharmacy in Its Lakewood Health Center

Posted on September 3, 2015 By

OHI, (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center (FQHC), recently opened an onsite pharmacy in its Lakewood location, 101 Second Street. The pharmacy is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The OHI pharmacy in Manchester is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Because OHI is an FQHC, OHI patients from all sites are eligible to use the pharmacy under the discounted 340B pharmacy program that has a pricing tier often at a fraction of the cost of commercial pharmacy. Qualified patients will receive prescriptions at a reduced rate.

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “Currently, our Lakewood pharmacy is filling prescriptions for self-pay patients only; but when we are participating in additional insurance networks, we will be able to fill those prescriptions as well.”

The pharmacists in Lakewood are Pharmacist-in-Charge Vijay Vohra, R.Ph. (Registered Pharmacist); Maritza Perez, R.Ph.; and Theresa Bello, R.Ph. Pharmacists and the pharmacy technician are available onsite to provide education about prescribed medications. Maritza Perez and the pharmacy technician are bilingual.

For information about OHI, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org. For questions contact Kimberly Tozzi, Community Relations Liaison, 732-719-9016.

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.

OHI provides comprehensive preventative and primary health and dental 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.