Free health assessments available in March

Staff report

MANSFIELD — Richland Public Health has announced its March schedule for free community health screenings. These are free health assessments provided by Richland Public Health nurses.

Each assessment for Richland County residents includes the following: a free blood pressure reading; free blood sugar check (a three-hour fast is recommended); free anemia check (hemoglobin and hematocrit) and free education and referrals. Also available for $12 are cholesterol checks (cach or check only) and a 9-12 hour fast is required.

Dates include:

  • Monday, March 4 at Friendly House , 380 N. Mulberry St., Mansfield 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6 at the Butler/Clear Fork Adult Center , 20 W. Henry St., Butler 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 7 at the Shiloh Village Municipal Building , 13 Main St., Shiloh 9 -11 a.m.
  • Monday, March 18 at People Community Senior Center , 587 Park Ave. East, Mansfield 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19 at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 28 at Lucas Community Center, 252 W. Main St., Lucas 9-11 a.m.

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

Also, a Neighborhood Immunizations Clinics also have been announced for March.

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 are accepted. Most private insurance companies billed.

Please contact the public health clinic for pricing for children and adult vaccines. Richland Public Health participates in the federally-funded “Vaccines for Children” program. No child is denied vaccines due to inability to pay (donations are accepted).

The date for this clinic is Wednesday, March 20 at Shenandoah Christian Church, 5642 St. Rt. 13 North, Shenandoah 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Immunizations are also available any weekday at the Richland Public Health clinic:

Mondays to Fridays at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., 8 a.m – 4:30 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No appointments are required. Richland Public Health will be closed March 6 for staff training.

For updated immunization scheduling information call 419-774-8115. Neighborhood Immunization Clinics are partly funded by local tax dollars.

Staff report