City health department announces July schedule

STEUBENVILLE – The city’s health department is offering free and anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 12.

City Health Commissioner Patty Reda said the tests are by appointment only and interested persons should call the health department at (740) 283-6000 extensions 1503, 1504,1505, 1506, 1507 or 1508 to schedule an appointment.

Reda said STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia is available by appointment only by calling (740)-283-6000, extension 1506.

“We will be offering blood pressure screenings and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during July,” Reda said.

“Our childhood and adult immunization clinic is held from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. And a record of prior immunizations must be provided before immunizations will be administered,” declared Reda.

“Please bring your Ohio Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio or Health America/Health Assurance insurance cards with you,” added Reda.

The city health department offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day, Reda said.

The city health department is located at 119 S. Third St.