Health clinics set for January

STEUBENVILLE – The city health department will offer free and anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday by appointment only.

Health Commissioner Patty Reda said interested persons should call the Steubenville health department at (740) 283-6000 extension 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507 or 1508 to schedule an appointment.

“We will be conducting blood pressure screenings and TB skin testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays,” said Reda.

“The health department will hold childhood and adult immunization clinics from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during January. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child and a record of prior immunizations must be provided before immunizations will be administered. If you are a child’s legal guardian you must present your court order documents on the day of service in order for the child to receive vaccinations,” Reda explained.

“For information regarding the children’s flu vaccine call the nursing division at (740) 283-6000 extension 1506, 1507 or 1508,” she added.

Zostavax, or the shingles shot, is now available at the city health department. Questions about the Zostavax vaccine can be answered by calling (740) 283-4711 extensions 1506 or 1507.

“Flu vaccine clinics will be held at the city health department for adults from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in January until the supply is deleted. Please bring your Ohio Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Health America/Health Assurance insurance cards with you when you come to the health department,” said Reda.

The city health department will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.