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City health department sets April schedule

April 1, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - The city health department will offer free and anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 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 1500 or 1506, to schedule an appointment.

Reda said STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia also is available by appointment only by calling the about number, extension 1506.

"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 April," Reda said.

"Our childhood and adult immunization clinic is held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 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," said Reda.

Also, adult flu shot clinics are still being held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

"Please bring your Medicare and Medicare Advantage cards, as well as Ohio Medicaid cards, for vaccine billing. Other billable insurance plans include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Health America/Health Assurance," explained Reda.

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

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