Governor and The Boss applaud the program

Asbury Park, NJ–The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is offering primary healthcare and dentals services to the women, men and others who make the Jersey Shore Rock.

Christopher Rinn, CEO of the health centers, announced his organization’s commitment to the health and well being of artists and musicians during the Asbury Band Aid digital concert benefit for musicians of the Jersey Shore on April 20, 2021 at the Stone Pony is Asbury Park. The concert was sponsored by the Vin Gopal Civic Association and the Stone Pony.

View Rinn’s announcement here.

“The Community Health Center stands with our artists and musicians. We are here to help you. If you’re in need of primary care, dental, or other health services, but have trouble paying, are uninsured or under insured please contact the Community Health Center.”

“Over here on E Street, we are proud to support the Community Health Center and their essential work for our Jersey Shore artists and musicians,” Bruce Springsteen said in declaring his support of the healthy artists and musicians initiative.

“The VNA Community Health Center is a wonderful organization that has helped many people, including friends and employees,” said Caroline O’Toole, General Manager of The Stone Pony. We are proud to partner with them in promoting the health and well being of musicians, artists and those who work in the industry.”

“Access to health care is critical for the health and well-being of New Jerseyans, said Governor Phil Murphy. This VNA Community Health Center initiative will help eliminate health care cost and access barriers for those who may be uninsured or underinsured in our arts community. I applaud VNA for this program and for keeping the Jersey Shore healthy—and rocking. I also encourage those who are uninsured or underinsured to go to Get Covered NJ to learn more about affordable coverage options.”

The VNACJ-CHC provides primary healthcare for individuals and families at its four centers in Monmouth County—Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank.  They serve all without discrimination and regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

The CHC remained open throughout the pandemic to ensure the vulnerable population it serves has access to healthcare. In 2020, completed 45,000 patient visits, in person and telehealth, for 14,000 Monmouth County residents.

Since late December 2020 through this week, the CHC and its partners have administered over 63,000 vaccines.

“Summer is coming,” Rinn said, “and the Jersey Shore is going to Rock this year.  We all need our musicians healthy to health us heal and celebrate our coming out of the most difficult year most of us have ever experienced and hopefully ever will.”

Artists and musicians in need of affordable health or dental care should call the Health Center at 732-774-6333.