OHI to Participate in Mexican Consulate Health Fair 2014

Posted on October 15, 2014 By

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) a federally qualified health center, is partnering with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, to host the health fair “Salud es Movimiento” (Health Is Movement) Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Lakewood Middle School, 755 Somerset Avenue, in Lakewood, N.J., from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

OHI will be offering blood pressure and glucose screenings, and providing dental health material, and distributing information about its medical services in Ocean County. The outreach and enrollment team for OHI’s Health Insurance Marketplace will be available with information about upcoming open enrollment and other opportunities for health insurance. The 40-foot handicapped accessible mobile medical unit will parked outside for the glucose testing.

The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, which also covers Ocean County, N.J., is hosting the health fair to promote healthy habits for the entire community, including the Mexican and Hispanic communities.

For more information, contact Beatriz Patiño, outreach and enrollment coordinator, at 732-551-1457.

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; and the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.

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.