Local Health Centers Focus On COVID Care; Seasonal Flu Shot Reminder

Sources: JerseyShoreOnline

While most people think of hospitals as being the only medical facilities handling the coronavirus, smaller health facilities are also on the front lines.

Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI), a federally qualified health center, recently hosted a visit with Congressman Andy Kim (D-3rd) at their Brick location. He was given a tour of the facility as well as an update on OHI’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the visit, Congressman Kim stated on social media “This week I had the chance to visit Ocean Health Initiatives and thank them for the incredible work they do. From providing affordable health care to those at all income levels to testing tens of thousands for COVID, @OHINJ has been a lifeline for our community.”

OHI services residents in Monmouth and Ocean Counties regardless of income. They provide basic and preventive care for all individuals and families. For those who cannot travel, telehealth services are available.

There are seven OHI locations:
Brick, 1610 NJ-88, Suite 204;
Freehold, 20 Jackson Street, Suite E;
Lakewood, 101 Second Street;
Little Egg Harbor, 798 Route 539, Building 3;
Manchester/Lakehurst, 686 Route 70, Lakehurst;
Toms River, 10 Stockton Drive;
Stafford/Manahawkin, 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

The Lakewood location offers COVID-19 testing outdoors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call (732) 363-6655 to schedule an appointment. OHI Pharmacies are open to all OHI patients and offer deliveries to patients within a 10 mile radius.

For more information, call (732) 363-6655 or visit OHInj.org.

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