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City health department sets February schedule

February 4, 2014
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - The city health department will offer free and anonymous HIV testing on Feb. 14 by appointment only.

The testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in the HIV testing should call the city health department at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1503-1508 to schedule the necessary appointment.

According to Health Commissioner Patty Reda, blood pressure screening and TB skin testing are available at the city health department from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in February.

"We will offer the 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. 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 the vaccinations," explained Reda.

"Information about the children's flu vaccine is available by calling the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506-1508," noted Reda.

"We also have Zostavax, also known as the shingles shot, now av ailable at the city health department. Interested persons can call the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506 or 1507, if you have any questions," she said.

"The flu vaccine clinics will be held at the city health department for adults every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. 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," Reda declared.

The city health department will be closed Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day.

 
 

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