RICHLAND COUNTY -- Richland Public Health has announced the schedule for its September community health screenings and neighborhood immunizations.

Community health screenings are free health assessments from Richland Public Health nurses for Richland County adults at locations close to home. Community health screenings include free blood pressure readings, free blood sugar tests (3-hour fast recommended), free anemia check (hemoglobin and hematocrit), free education and referrals and a $12 cholesterol check (nine- to 12-hour fast required, cash or check only, please).

Screenings will be done:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 -- Butler/Clear Fork Adult Center, 20 W. Henry St., Butler 7 – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 -- Shiloh Village Municipal Building, 13 Main St., Shiloh 9 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 -- Shelby City Hall, 43 W. Main St., Shelby 2 – 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16 -- People Community Senior Center, 587 Park Ave. East, Mansfield 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Lucas Community Center 252 W. Main St., Lucas 9 – 11 a.m.

For more information, call public health nursing at 419-774-4540.

Community Health Screenings are partly funded by local tax dollars.

Infants, children and adults can get shots needed at Neighborhood Immunization Clinics staffed by public health nurses from Richland Public Health. Children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and need an up-to-date shot record and insurance card at time of service. Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care are accepted. Most private insurance companies billed.

Please contact the public health clinic for pricing for children and adult vaccines. Richland Public Health participates in the federally-funded “Vaccines for Children” program. No child is denied vaccines due to inability to pay (donations are accepted).

Clinics are scheduled:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 -- Bellville/Jefferson Twp. Fire Station, 470 Main St. (St. Rt. 13 S), Bellville 10 a.m. – Noon

Wednesday, Sept. 11 -- Lucas Community Center 252 W. Main St., Lucas 10 a.m. - Noon

Wednesday, Sept. 18 -- Shenandoah Christian Church, 5642 St. Rt. 13 North, Shenandoah 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Wednesday, Sept. 25 -- Lexington Library, 25 Lutz Ave., Lexington 10 a.m. – Noon

Immunizations are also available weekdays at the Richland Public Health clinic, 555 Lexington Ave. in Mansfield, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No appointment is required. For updated immunization scheduling information, call the RPH hotline at 419-774-8115.

Neighborhood Immunization Clinics are partly funded by local tax dollars.

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