Resources

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Ocean County Library Health & Medicine

 

Addiction Services
Alzheimer's Disease

Asthma
Autism
Bed Bugs
Bullying
Camps
Cancer Detection
Caregiving
Child Care
Child Development
Child & Adolescent Health
Disabilities
Eating Disorders
Energy Assistance

Fitness
Food Assistance
Health Care Services for Women

Health Insurance Help
Hearing
HIV/AIDS
Hospice
Legal Services
Legislation

Long Term Care

Medical Equipment

Medication Disposal
Men's Health
Mental Health
NJHelps

Mobile Mammography
Older Adults
Osteoporosis Screening
Postpartum Depression

Preconception Health
Prescription Medication Assistance

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Skin Cancer Screening
Smoking Cessation

Support & Self-Help Groups
Tick Identification

Transportation

 

 

 

Addiction Services and Resources

 

 

NJ 2-1-1 Addictions Hotline
Credentialed Staff, Compassionate Referrals for Recovery
24 Hours a Day

Dial 2-1-1 or 800-238-2333 to speak with an addiction services specialist any time of the day / night.

 

 

 

NJ Connect For Recovery

 

 

 

 


Alcohol/Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Unit of Ocean County Health Department

2012 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Resource Directory of Ocean County

Alcoholics Anonymous Cape Atlantic Intergroup
Downloadable Meeting Pages (By the Day)
609-641-8855
24 Hour Hotline 1-800-604-HELP(4357)

Preferred Behavioral Health

848 West Bay Avenue, Suite C1
Barnegat, NJ  08005-2126
Phone:  609-660-0197 or (Monmouth/Ocean Office) 732-908-7357


St. Francis Community
Family Support
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Twp.
Parenting in Recovery
Groups focus on supporting families with
substance abuse histories. Parents explore the effects of substance abuse on
themselves and their families while learning effective parenting skills that
strengthen family relationships.

Al-Anon
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Thursday – 7:00 pm
609-494-8861

Al-Anon/Alateen
Al-Anon and Alateen of New Jersey
Al-Anon/Alateen South Jersey Information Service
www.convencionlatinaalanonalateen.com

Narcotics Anonymous NJ
Meetings and Information 732-933-0462     Helpline 800-992-0401  
St. Mary's Church
747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat
Sunday
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM 

Nar-Anon Family Group  For those who are affected by the disease of addiction in a relative or friend. New Jersey HOTLINE Numbers---877-424-4491 or 800-238-2333

Seabrook House ™ Addiction Treatment Centers
Bridgeton, New Jersey

800-761-7575

Recovering from a Substance Abuse Problem
Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask”Offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.


Gambling
 
Gamblers Anonymous
Meeting
 
Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM
Southern Ocean Medical Center
1140 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ, 08050

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey-1-800-GAMBLER
Problem Gambling/Self-Exclusion 609-441-3780
National Council on Problem Gambling-24 hour Confidential National Helpline 1-800-522-4700



 

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Alzheimer's Association
24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900

COPSA Institute for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Project Lifesaver

Alzheimer's Respite Program

Interfaith Health & Support Services
Volunteer caregivers share their time and effort to provide specified, non- medical care
(609) 978-3839 

MedicAlert + Safe Return
24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

Southern Ocean Medical Center Alzheimer's Support Group
1st Monday of the month - 1:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club
700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township, NJ 08092
(609)- 978-3574
Registration is not required

 

 
Asthma
The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (PACNJ)

 

 

Autism

 
Autism Awareness

 

 

FACES Autism Support Network Southern Ocean County Chapter

Meetings held at Tuckerton Seaport
Contact: Isabelle Mosca @  609-412-3750 or Mary Ellen @ 609-296-2833


Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Control for Homes
Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely
Ocean County Bed Bug Resources


Camps
NeedyMeds Camp Resource-listing of camps and retreats for children and adults with specific diagnoses, and for individuals who have a parent or a family member with a specific diagnosis.

Cancer Detection

New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED)
FREE Cancer Screenings for: Uninsured, Income Eligible, Age 40 and older
Registration Required

Women-mammograms, clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, colorectal exam 
Men-Prostate Cancer Blood Test (PSA), prostate exam, colorectal exam 

Community Medical Center/Community Health Services
732-341-1400
732-557-3207 (Spanish)

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
Designed for individuals who want information about their personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer

Community Medical Center

732-557-2154

Contact Michelle Lyons

 


Caregiving 

Information, Support, & Referrals
St. Francis Senior Services (609) 494-8861
LBI Health Department (609) 492-1212

Ocean County Office of Senior Services
1027 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
(732) 929-2091 or toll-free 1-877-222-3737
 
Caregiver Resource Directory  
 

Caregiver Support Group

3rd Monday of each month - 3:00 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club
700 Route 9 South, Stafford Township, NJ 08092
(609)- 978-3574

Organizations
National Alliance for Caregiving

 
Other Resources
Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients.

Alternatives for Seniors-housing, evaluation tools, checklists
Eldercare Locator-a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging
Leeza's Place-Support for Alzheimer's caregivers
Caring From a Distance
Caregiver’s Home Companion-information and resources for the family caregiver of the elderly
Families of Loved Ones Magazine-Information and support for family and professional caregivers.
Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury-CDC initiative to raise awareness among children and other caregivers of older adults about ways to prevent, recognize, and respond to traumatic brain injury in adults 75 and older.

CaringBridge-provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends
 

 

Child Care

 
St. Francis Community Center Children's Services
Preschool and Childcare, Vacation Club


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Cares for Kids (NJCK) assists families with paying for child care by providing child care subsidies and provides resource and referral services to help parents know what to look for when searching for care.

1-800-332-9227

 
Child Care Provider Training Resources
 
 
Child Development



PROJECT CHILD FIND
Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.
1-800-322-8174
 

For Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Three)
New Jersey's Early Intervention System (EIS) provides services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities as well as support for their famillies.
Ocean County EIS Coordinator
732-341-9700 ext. 7602

 

For Preschool Children and Students (Three to 21)
Your public school district provides a free appropriate public education for eligible students ages 3-21 through your local public school district.


Ocean County Supervisor of Child Study
732-929-2079

 

    Long Beach Island School District Child Study Team
    Ages 3-13
    609-494-8851

 

    Southern Regional Middle School Special Services

    Southern Regional High School Special Services  
    609-597-9481


Children’s Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center at Toms River

310 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 797-3815
Children’s Specialized Hospital

 

Autism & the Child Evaluation Center
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Infant/Toddler Assessment Program, Early Autism Center/KIDDS Program
732-776-4178, ext. 2

 

Office of Special Education

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network


Child & Adolescent Health

2013 Adolescent Resource Guide
NJ Parent Link

American Academy of Pediatrics
KidsHealth

Safe Kids USA

 
Disabilities
Resource Guide outlines programs and services that may be of interest to individuals living with a disability

Ocean County Housing Resource Guide 

New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs.

Disability Rights New Jersey
 provides services to all persons with disabilities.
Contact: 1-800-922-7233 (toll-free in New Jersey only) or 1-609-292-9742 or TTY at 1-609-633-7106.

Disability.gov
The federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others 
 

Township of Long Beach Beach Wheels Program

 


Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
TOLL-FREE, NATIONWIDE HELPLINE 1-800-931-2237 Monday-Friday

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
H
elpline (630) 577-1330, operates 9 AM-5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday
 
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

The Eating Disorders Program-Monmouth Psychological Associates

Support Group-Community Medical Center
    Center for Kids & Family
    591 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, NJ.
    For more information call
732.505.KIDS


Energy Assistance

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance  
1-800-510-3102


Universal Service Fund (USF)
Helps make energy bills more affordable for low income customers. If you are eligible, USF can lower the amount you have to pay for natural gas and electricity.
1-866-240-1347 

NJShares
assists New Jersey residents who have fallen behind on their utility bills due to a temporary financial crisis.
Phone: 609-883-1626
Toll Free: 866-657-4273

The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, theLifeline Program, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program are three State programs with similar eligibility guidelines. You may be eligible for Lifeline if you meet the following requirements:
  • A New Jersey resident;
  • 65 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older and receiving Social Security Title II Disability benefits; and
  • Annual income for 2015 of less than $26,575 if single or less than $32,582 if married.
or more information, click here or call toll free 1-800-792-9745.  

Board of Public Utilities

Options for people who have trouble affording utility bills

 

 

Fitness 

Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)


Chizel Fitness Studio
On The Blvd. Between 27th & 28th, Ship Bottom

Devotion Yoga, LBI
320 9th Street, Beach Haven
In Schooner's Wharf upstairs from LBI Surfing (next to candy store).

Elite Fitness
12904 Long Beach Boulevard, Beach Haven Terrace
609-492-9300

Island Wellness Center
2517 Long Beach Boulevard,
Spray Beach
609-492-4906

Yoga and other classes

LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies
609-494-1241
Tennis, yoga, water classes


Lyceum Health and Fitness Club
265 W 8th St, Ship Bottom
609-494-4393
 

Meridian Fitness & Wellness
700 S. Main Street (Route 9), Stafford Township
609-978-2244
personal trainers, weight loss program, pool


Pyour Core
604 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City
609-494-3500 
fitness facility offering pilates, Zenga, Real Ryder Cycling and other classes


Retro Fitness Manahawkin
712 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin
609-978-4700

Saint Francis Center
4700 Long Beach Boulevard, Brant Beach
609-494-8861
Olympic sized heated indoor pool & 2 heated outdoor pools on the bay open to the public
Daily fee or membership fee required  

Ship Bottom Exercise Classes
21st St. & Central Ave, Ship Bottom
609-494-1601
group exercise classes


Yoga Nine
2512 S. Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom
609-494-9299

Yoga Bohemia
2 E 20th St., Long Beach Twp
609-389-9306

 


Food Assistance

St. Francis Community Center Food Pantry  
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

If you have questions, please call (609) 494-8861 ext. 197.


King of Kings Community Church
1000 N. Main Street, Manahawkin
Tuesdays 12-5 p.m.
609-595-7177

Ocean Community Church
1492 Route 72 West, Manahawkin   
Wed: 10am-12pm  
609-597-5151

Ken’s Kitchen (soup kitchen)
179 South Main Street, Manahawkin                                      
609-660-9386 

Cedar Run Assembly of God Church
562 S Main Street (1 mile south of Rt. 72),West Creek        
Tuesday 4:00-5:30PM            
 609-597-3225

FOOD STAMPS
Ocean County Board of Social Services

1027 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 547, Toms River                             
333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin                                          
732-349-1500 or 609-242-6100


New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. Contact the Ocean County Health Department @ (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520.
 

 

Health Care Services for Women


Department of Children and Families Services for Women
Hotlines:
Domestic Violence
1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
Sexual Assault 1-800-601-7200
Women's Referral Central 1-800-322-8092

Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women 2012 Listing of Hotllines  

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
Birth Parents & Pregnancy Services
24 Hour Toll-free pregnancy helpline 1-800-CHS of NJ (1-800-247-6365)

 

Family Planning Center of Ocean County, Inc

1173 Beacon Ave. Suite B

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

(609) 597-6094

Wednesdays between 12:00PM and 7:00PM


290 River Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 364-9696

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9am -8pm
Wednesday, Friday - 9am - 4:30pm

~For women of reproductive age who are county residents
~Birth Control~Pelvic exam~Pap test~Breast exam
~Screenings for anemia, diabetes, urinary tract Infections, blood pressure
~Testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
~Pregnancy Testing

Accepts Medicaid, some private insurances and sliding fee scale for patients who do not have insurance.

 

Birthright International
819 West Bay Ave.
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-660-0485
Free pregnancy testing and confidential help.

 

The Open Door
533 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
732-240-5504

 

1902 Long Beach Blvd.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Free pregnancy tests and other confidential services.

Grace Initiatives
Shelter, counseling and life skills training for expectant mothers
1-877-50-GRACE
 

I Can't Be Pregnant-Teen Help
1-800-THE-KIDS
This Family Helpline is a safe number that can’t be traced and won’t appear on the phone bill. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teens can speak to someone who will talk with them about options and how to get confidential help.

 

Safe Haven Infant Protection Act
1-877-839-2339

 

Mammograms

Free Screening Mammograms

Community Medical Center, Toms River

Funded by Susan G. Komen

Must be uninsured or underinsured, have a prescription from you health care provider and be a resident of Ocean County

732-557-3202
 

Women age 40 and above, who are uninsured and financially eligible can receive mammograms

through the  NJCEED Program. For information, call 732-341-1400.  

 

Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van

  
Sign up for a free mammogram reminder from the American Cancer Society

  

  

National Women's Health Resource Center
Society for Women’s Health Research
Her Healthy Life
Office of Women's Health

 

Health Insurance Help
 

HealthCare.gov  

State Health Insurance Assistance ProgramTrained volunteers and staff will provide assistance understanding coverage, payments and benefits of private insurance plans and Medicare. Appointments must be made in advance through the Senior Services Department by calling 494-8861.

NJ FamilyCare

Plan for Your Health


Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund-a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families whose children have an illness or condition otherwise uncovered by insurance 

Charity Care - New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program


Hearing

Hearing Exams/Hearing Aids
Garden State Hearing & Balance

The Hearing Department @ Southern Ocean County Hospital
(609) 978-8946

Dial a Hearing Test-1-800-222-EARS (FDA approved)
Available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
When calling for this test, make sure you are in a quiet room and using a corded telephone (no cell phones). After you complete the test, you will receive your results and if necessary a referral to a professional audiologist.

NOTE: Hearing and balance exams are covered through Medicare if a doctor orders them to see if medical treatment is needed (hearing aids and exams for fitting hearing aids aren’t covered)

 

Sears Hearing Aid Center at K-Mart
Free Hearing Exams
733 Route 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ
(609) 597-2300

Costco Hearing Aid Centers

245 Stafford Park Blvd
Stafford Township NJ 08050-2734
(609) 242-2011

Information
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
American Academy of Audiology Consumer Information
Hearing Aids (FDA site)


HIV/AIDS

AIDS/STD Hotline
24/7~Free~Confidential
1-800-624-2377

 

HIV Testing Basics

Ocean County Health Department  HIV Counseling and Testing
(732) 341-9700 or 1-800-342-9738, ext. 7512
Free, confidential and anonymous counseling and testing
175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River

333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-walk-in every second and fourth Thursday evening from 4pm – 6:30pm
  

New Jersey HIV/AIDS Rapid Testing
Family Centered HIV Care Network


Hospice
American Hospice Foundation  
Medicare Hospice Benefits

Hospice (At Home)

 

Barnabas Health Hospice 732-818-6800
Compassionate Care Hospice   877-677-6380
Holy Redeemer Hospice  1-888-678-8678
Hospice of New Jersey 973-893-0818
Meridian at Home Hospice 1-800-655-2555
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of New Jersey Shore  1-800-582-9533

                                                 

  

Hospice (In Patient)

Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  
151 Ninth Avenue, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
 

609-294-3200


Seacrest Village                                                                                
1001 Center Street, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
609-296-9292

Genesis Health Care Southern Ocean Center                              
1361 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609 978-0600  

 


Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services
Non-profit organization created to provide quality legal representation and advocacy to low-income individuals.
Ocean County Office

215 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 608-7794

 


Legislation

Vaccination Requirements—Information for Schools and Parents
Child Care/Preschool
K-12/Parents
Revised School Immunization Regulations

Bicycle Helmet Law
Effective March 1, 2006 New Jersey's Bicycle Helmet Law changes to require young people under the age of 17 to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding.

Child Passenger Safety Law  NJ Law Changes Sept.1, 2015
New Jersey's child passenger safety law requires:
Children under 8 years of age who weigh less than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.
Children under 8 years of age who weigh more than 80 pounds to ride properly secured in a seat belt.
Passengers 8 to 18 years of age (regardless of weight) ride properly secured in a seat belt.


Smoke-Free Air Act
New Jersey's Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006 ensures that workers have a safe, smoke-free workplace and that all nonsmokers can breathe smoke-free air in public places.

Pedestrian Safety
MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk.

 

 

Long Term Care

Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home

Nursing Homes in New Jersey  

A Guide to Community-Based Long Term Care in NJ 

New Jersey Nursing Home Oversight

 

 

 

Medical Equipment

511 Route 72E
 Driftwood Plaza
Manahawkin
609-597-2001
Oxygen, Respiratory and Home Medical Equipment

Donating Medicines and Medical Equipment for Reuse

 

 

Medication Disposal
Most over the counter and prescription medications should not be discarded down the drain or toilet because wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds and they may end up in your local waterways, and may eventually be found in drinking water. Throwing them away in the trash, without taking precautions, could allow others-people, children or pets-to obtain and consume medication that was not prescribed to them.


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 The Long Beach Township Police Department and the Borough of Harvey Cedars are now permanent locations for Project Medicine Drop, which allows the public to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The boxes are for pharmaceutical disposal of pills, capsules, patches and pet medications – but not mail (the boxes are the same shape but different colors), trash, syringes or liquids.

Project Medicine Drop  Boxes
are also located at Barnegat Police Department, Berkeley Township Police Department, Brick Township Police Department, Jackson Township Police Department, Little Egg Harbor Police Department, Ocean Township (Waretown) Police Department, Stafford Township Police Department, Lacey Township Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Manchester Township Police Division, Seaside Heights Police Department, Point Pleasant Police Department, and Toms River Police Department.

 

If you choose to discard your medications in household trash, follow these Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Household Medication from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection :

1. Keep medicine in original container. Mark out personal information on prescription bottles.
2. Mix liquid medicine with undesirable substances like coffee grinds, cat litter, or dirt. Dilute pills with water, then add coffee grinds, cat litter, or dirt.
3. Place bottles in an opaque container, like a yogurt container, and secure lid; or wrap in a dark colored plastic bag.
4. Hide the container in the trash. Do NOT recycle.


Almost all medicines can be thrown away in the household trash after mixing them with some unpalatable substance (e.g., coffee grounds) and sealing them in a container. However, certain medicines may be especially harmful and, in some cases, fatal in a single dose if they are used by someone other than the person the medicine was prescribed for. For this reason, a few medicines have special disposal directions that indicate they should be flushed down the sink or toilet after the medicine is no longer needed. FDA advises that flushing these medicines down the sink or toilet is currently the best way to immediately and permanently remove the risk of harm from the home.

 

 

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Men's Health

Men's Health (CDC)
Men's Health Network


Mental Health

Ocean County Resource Directory

 

St. Francis Counseling Service
St. Francis Community Center

By Appointment – Call (609) 494-1554
Monday through Thursday – 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am –5:00 pm
Provides individuals, couples and families with affordable, professional psychotherapy services addressing a wide range of issues. 

NJMentalHealthCares
Information and referral mental health helpline and website
Telephone HelpLine:866-202-HELP (4357)
Available Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 8PM (EST)

 

CONTACT of Ocean County
24-hour Crisis Intervention/Listening telephone service
2-1-1 Information and Referral Service
Crisis Helpline: 732-240-6100 or 609-693-5834
Dial 211 for information on available resources and referral to community services or go to NJ 2-1-1

 

SuicidePreventionLifeline.org
24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis
1-800-273-TALK(8255)

 

Seashore Family Services
35 Beaverson Blvd
Bldg 8 Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
Telephone: 732-920-2700

 

Depression and Bi-Polar Support Group
1st and 3rd Friday - 7:15 p.m.
Family Resource Center at the Ocean Club   

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS)
732-886-4474

 

Ocean Mental Health Services
Berkeley Center Office

160 Route 9
Bayville, N.J. 08721
Phone: (732) 349-5550


NJHelps
NJHelps can tell you whether your family might be able to get help from any of these programs:
Food Stamps-Medicaid (Health Insurance)-NJ FamilyCare (Health Insurance)-Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Work First New Jersey (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance)

New Jersey Cares for Kids (Child Care Assistance)-Kinship Navigator Program (Assistance for Relative Caregivers)

 


Mobile Mammography
Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. A prescription is not needed.
To schedule an appointment, please call (609) 677-XRAY (9729)

Coming to LBI, July 14, 2015 at St. Francis Center, 4700 Long Beach Boulevard, 10:00am-3:00pm

 

 

Older Adults

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

National Institutes of Health Senior Health
Ocean County Office of Senior Services  
NJ EASE (New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry)
Senior Citizens' Resources (USA.GOV)
Social Security Online

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service.

Call 732-286-5888

 

Fix-It Program Of Community Services

Provides minor home repairs for the elderly living in Ocean County. 

200 Monmouth Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-363-5322 ext. 3234

 

Project REACH Of Providence House Domestic Violence Services

Recognizes the unique obstacles faced by older victims of domestic violence such as long time spouse abuse or abuse by grown children

P.O. Box 414, Whiting, NJ 08759
Hotline: 1-800-246-8910
Office: 732-244-8259
Outreach Office: 732-350-2120

 

Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of people, age 60 and older, living in nursing homes and other long-term healthcare facilities.
To file a complaint: Call 24-Hour Toll Free Hotline: 1-877-582-6995

 

Osteoporosis Screening
Ocean County Health Department
175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River
Free screenings, education and counseling
For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 732-341-9700, ext. 7604
 

 

 

Postpartum Depression/Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD)
Speak Up When You're Down
In New Jersey call the help line 24/7 at
1-800-328-3838
  
Postpartum Distress 
Postpartum Support International

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS)
HOTLINE: 732-886-4474

 

 

Preconception Health
You're a Busy Teenager 
Things to Think About Before Getting Pregnant

Folic Acid

Quit Smoking
Cut Back on Alcohol

 


Prescription Medication Assistance  

Coastal Volunteers in Medicine
249 S. Main St. (Rte. 9)
Barnegat, NJ 08005

609-384-0102
www.coastalvim.org

 

 Generic Prescription Assistance $4 for a 30-day supply, or $10 for 90 days 
Walmart Pharmacy     (609) 978-8300                  
Shop Rite Pharmacy    (609) 597-0091                         
Target Pharmacy $4 Generics      (609) 978-4922        


New Jersey State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D  
RX4NJ

RxHope
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Merck Prescription Discount Program
NeedyMeds

RxAssist

Community Assistance Program

 

NJ Prescription Drug Price RegistryNJ Prescription Drug Price Registry
C
onsumers can compare the retail prices charged by many pharmacies for the 150 most-frequently prescribed prescription drugs.

 

 
Medication Information
FDA Medwatch
PDRhealth
Be MedWise
ConsumerMedSafety.org

 

 

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Ocean County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic 

Every Wednesday evening at the Health Department main site at 175 Sunset Avenue, Toms River

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening at 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin.

Registration is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

Call 732-341-9700 ext. 7604 for more information. 

 

Haywood Road is located in the Stafford Park area directly west of the Garden State Parkway at Exit 63.   Make a right at the Olive Garden (Haywood Rd.); 333 Haywood Road is just past the Stafford Apartments.   

 

Free counseling, testing and treatment will be provided for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. The Ocean County Health Department STD Clinic maintains strict patient confidentiality at all times.

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information from CDC

Fact sheets, treatment guidelines, statistics

 


Skin Cancer Screening

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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American Academy of Dermatology's SPOTme™ free skin cancer screenings
 

  
 

Smoking Cessation

 

 Toll-free New Jersey Quitline: 1-866-NJSTOPS 



SmokefreeTXT is a free text message service from NIH that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips for teens trying to quit smoking. 

Stop Smoking With Hypnosis-Meridian Health
Call 1-800-560-9990 for location information

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (PDF–11 MB) 

State Tobacco Cessation Coverage > New Jersey

Online Resources

Tips From Former Smokers (CDC)
Mom's Quit Connection -For pregnant women and new mothers trying to quit smoking, Mom's Quit Connection (MQC) provides free and individualized counseling services and support. 
Smokefree Women
The Stop Smoking Center
CDC-How to Quit
ACS-Guide for Quitting Smoking
Nicotine Anonymous
Smokefree.gov
 
 

Support & Self-Help Groups  

Southern Ocean Medical Center Support Groups

ASPENŽ - Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
Stroke Family Warmline
The Mended Hearts, Inc.



Tick Identification
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
1623 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 349-1246

TICK ID HOURS:    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., preferably morning.

Call first, volunteer not always available. 24 hour drop off available in foyer to the left. Fill out pink form and include with tick container.

 

Ticks should be placed alive and whole in a small screw top jar, with small piece of moist paper towel; no holes or tape and no black film canisters. Ticks can be refrigerated if unable to transport immediately.  


Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 83, Pleasant Plains, Route 9 North. Go through the first traffic light, then through the blinking light, and make the first left. Go to the end - the Agricultural Department is on the right.

New Jersey Tick-Borne Diseases

Lyme disease: What you need to know Adobe PDF file [PDF - 12 pages]


Prevent Tick Bites: Prevent Lyme Disease



Transportation

Ocean Ride
LBI Bus Routes 

Reserve-A-Ride Program

Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082 

 

LBI Shuttle - Free Shuttle Service for Long Beach Island, NJ