August schedule for free health screenings in Richland County


MANSFIELD — Community Health Screenings are free health assessments from Richland Public Health nurses for all ages and all Richland County residentse. Community Health Screenings include the following: free blood pressure screening, free hemoglobin screening free hematocrit screening; free weight check and free blood sugar screening (requires a 3-hour fast). Cholesterol screenings also are available for a $10 charge (cash or check only). These require a 9- t0 12-hour

Dates, locations and times for the free assessments:

Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Springfield Township Fire Station, 3700 Park Ave. West, Ontario 9-11 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 20 at Peoples Community Senior Center 597 Park Ave. East, Mansfield 1:30-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug.. 22 at YWC Senior Center, 271 Hedges St., Mansfield 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

For additional information call 419-774-4540. Community Health Screenings are partly funded by local tax dollars.

Neighborhood immunization clinics

Infants, children and adults can get the shots they need at our Neighborhood Immunization Clinics staffed by public health nurses from Richland Public Health. Children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and need an up-to-date shot record and insurance card at time of service. Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem and Medical Mutual cards are accepted. No child is denied vaccines due to inability to pay (donations are accepted). Cost of most children’s vaccines is $28 and then $15 for each additional dose. Pricing for adult vaccine varies.

  • Today, Aug. 1 Lucas Library, 10 a.m. to noon; and Mifflin Township Fire Station, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 Shelby City Hall (with the City of Shelby Health Department) from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m.;
  • Wednesday, Aug, 15 Shiloh Village Hall, 9:30 a.m. to noon; and Plymouth Public Library from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 Springfield Township Fire Station, 10 a.m. to noon and New Community Temple Church in Mansfield, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

For updated immunization scheduling information call 419-774-8115.

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