March health schedule announced

STEUBENVILLE – Health Commissioner Patty Reda announced today the city health department still has flu shots available.

“Its not too late to get a flu shot,” emphasized Reda.

“We have adult flu shot clinics every Tuesday at the city health department on South Third Street from 9 a.m. until11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until our supply is depleted. The fee for the flu vaccine is $25 for adults with no billable insurance coverage,” said Reda.

“Please bring your Medicare and Medicare Advantage cards as well as Ohio Medicaid cards for billing purposes. Patients should also bring other billable insurance plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Health America/Health Assurance,” said Reda.

“Anyone wanting a child to receive the flu vaccine should contact the the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1506, 1507 or 1508, to speak to a nurse,” said Reda.

Reda also said free and anonymous HIV testing will be available Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. by appointment only.

“Anyone interested in the testing should contact the city health department at (740) 283-6000, extensions 1500 or 1506,” Reda noted.

Reda said the health department also will offer STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia by appointment only.

“The nursing division will be offering blood pressure screening and tuberculosis skin testing from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during March,” explained Reda..

Reda said childhood and adult immunization clinic hours will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays only.

“A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. And a record of prior immunizations must be provided before immunizations will be administered,” noted Reda.

The health department offices will close at noon on March 29 in observance of Good Friday, Reda said.