OHI Provides Immunizations for Rural Health Week

Posted on September 23, 2013 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with locations in Lakewood, Toms River, and Manahawkin is providing adolescent immunizations on September 24 and September 26 as part of National Rural Health Week.

The pediatrics department of OHI will contact the parents of adolescents who need immunizations and
will be administering vaccines on Tuesday, September 24 in Lakewood, 101 Second Street; and Thursday, September 26 in Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Rural Health Week was established in part to foster available and accessible health services for the growing percentages of underinsured citizens.

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; 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.