Health clinics set for March

STEUBENVILLE – Free and anonymous HIV testing will be offered from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. by appointment only on March 14 at Steubenville Health Department.

Persons interested in scheduling an appointment can call the city health department at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1503-1508.

Health Commissioner Patty Reda said blood pressure screening and tuberculosis skin testing are available on Tuesdays this month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

“The childhood and adult immunization clinics will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. 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. If you are a child’s legal guardian, you must present your court-ordered documents on the day of service in order for the child to receive vaccinations,” explained Reda.

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

“We have the Zostavax or Shingles shot now available at the city health department. Call the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506 or 1507, for more information,” Reda said.

The flu vaccine clinics will be held at the city health department for adults from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until the supply is depleted.

Patients must bring an Ohio Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio or Health America/Health Assurance insurance cards.