STEUBENVILLE - The city health department is offering free and anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday.
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 through 1508 to schedule an appointment.
"We will be offering blood pressure screenings and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during October," Reda said.
"Our childhood and adult immunization clinic is held 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 order documents on the day of service in order for the child to receive vaccinations," said Reda.
Reda said information regarding the children's flu vaccine is available by calling the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506 or 1508.
Flu vaccine clinics will be available at the city health department for adults from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until the supply is depleted.
Reda said the Zostavax, or shingles, shot is now available at the city health department. Questions regarding the shingles shot can be answered by calling the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506 or 1507.
"Please bring your Ohio Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Health America/Health Assurance insurance cards with you," added Reda.
The city health department is located at 119 S. Third St.
The health department will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.