Clinic offers food assistance at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital

Press Staff Writer

        ProMedica launched its first food clinic in 2015 to address food insecurity as one of the many social determinants of health in our communities. In 2019, the Bay Park Food Clinic opened to serve patients located in the east Toledo/Oregon service area.
        The goal of the Food Clinic is simple – food is medicine. ProMedica primary care providers (PCPs) and OB/GYN providers can refer any patient who screens positive for food insecurity to the Food Clinic. Patients with a referral can shop for two to three days’ worth of free food for their household, once per month for one year, at which time patients can return to their PCP for another referral if needed.
        Patients can choose their foods from the clinic, alongside staff who considers the patient’s needs, health conditions, and lifestyle. In addition, patients can receive nutrition counseling and education, healthy recipes, and connection to community resources.
        Since opening, the Bay Park Food Clinic program has served about 400 households in more than 1,400 patient visits.
        For questions or help with food assistance, contact the Bay Park Food Clinic, located at 2751 Bay Park Dr, Suite 110 E, Oregon, at 419-690-7695.
        Clinics are also available at the Center for Health Services, 2150 W. Central Ave., Pod A, Toledo (419-291-8073) and ProMedica Health & Wellness Center, 5700 Monroe St., Suite 115, Sylvania (567-585-0095).


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