TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Health Department recently implemented a multiple clinic program which facilitated the distribution of K-I pills (Potassium Iodine), flu-shots, health screenings, and an Alcohol and Drug Awareness program.
The purpose of this program was to distribute information for various functions of the Ocean County Health Department.
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the OCHD held the program at Toms River North High School, where the newly appointed Health Commissioner for the State of New Jersey, Shereef Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A, was introduced.
“We were honored to have the new Commissioner join us to observe firsthand the effective distribution of services and the compelling programs offered to serve our residents, all under one roof as we introduced our residents showing up for their K-I pills to our other health department resources,” said Public Health Coordinator for the County of Ocean Daniel E. Regenye, MHA.
Also in attendance was Senator Singer, also Vice Chairman of the Board of Health. Singer welcomed the new Commissioner, noting that “the model of service presented by the Ocean County Health Department serves as an excellent example of how residents in need can best be served by the resources made available from governmental public health.”
The OCHD continues to provide services such as immunization clinics, driving while impaired demonstrations and available prescription drop-off, among many others. The department also heavily focuses on educating the public on health issues, especially drug and alcohol prevention.
Brian E. Rumpf, Director of Administration and Program Development for the Ocean County Health Department also noted that similar programs will be announced for the public to attend as the year progresses.