Public Invited to Opening of School-based Health Center in Lakewood’s Clifton Ave. Grade School

Posted on November 13, 2013 By

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health care center (FQHC) and members of the Lakewood School Board are inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening of OHI’s new school-based health center in the Clifton Avenue Grade School, 625 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on November 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “Health care drives education. The key is to keep the children healthy so they do not miss school. The less sick days children take, the more time they will be in the classroom. This translates into a better education, which sets the groundwork for a better future for our children.”

In 2014, OHI will expand its services to include health care services for the entire family. For more information, contact Kim Tozzi, executive assistant to Dr. Berger, at 732-719-9015 or email

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 for further information.