July Health Briefs

Press Staff Writer

Magruder updates monthly lab screening
        Magruder Hospital has announced changes to its community lab screenings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month, 8-11:30 a.m. at the Magruder Community Clinic, 730 Jefferson St., Port Clinton.
        “We have had many requests to offer additional tests for monthly screening,” said Rachel Fall, director of Community Outreach & Physician Recruitment. “We did some research and are excited to announce some updated offerings. Market adjustments were also necessary to our pricing structure that has been in place for the last decade.”
        The main testing, CBC, CMP and Lipid Profile, includes liver and kidney function, fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, HDL/LDL, triglycerides and a complete blood count (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood) for $50.
        Additional tests are available including
        • Lipid profile, $20.
        • Hemoglobin A1C, $20.
        • PSA (prostate specific antigen), $30.
        • TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone): $25.
        • Vitamin D, $35.
        Appointments are required and may be made by calling 419-301-4304. Participants are asked to fast for 12 hours prior to their appointment time but can have water. No insurance is accepted; payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (no American Express).
Red Cross seeking disaster volunteers
        The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to become Disaster Volunteers.
        A volunteer information session for Ottawa/Sandusky Counties will be held Thursday, July 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Refreshments will be served. Those interested may also attend virtually.
        The program will include current volunteer speakers and program disaster managers, a presentation on disaster relief, what to expect from the volunteer experience and light refreshments.
        According to Kevin Brooks, volunteer recruitment specialist for American Red Cross Ohio Northern Region, the Red Cross has only four disaster team volunteers for Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
        “We are in urgent need of more disaster volunteer team members to help us in Ottawa/Sandusky counties and those wishing to deploy for other humanitarian needs,” he said.
        RSVP online at volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=11378.
        For more information, call 216-431-3328 or email NEOvolunteer@redcross.org.
OSU Extension,
Magruder to host
Walking Wednesdays

        Magruder Hospital and OSU Extension are partnering for Walking Wednesdays in Ottawa County. The group will meet at a different location each Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a brief health education talk, and then the group will walk for as long as they want, for up to an hour. This is an opportunity to share health information, get some physical exercise, spend time outdoors and socialize with others. Community members are invited to come whenever they are able.
        Dates and locations are:
        July 13 – North Coast Inland Trail. Meet at Big Dipper, 601 Washington St., Genoa.
        July 20 – Veterans Memorial Park, 300 Finke Rd., Oak Harbor.
        July 27 – Magruder Hospital Walking Trail. Meet at main entrance, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
        Aug. 3 – North Coast Inland Trail. Meet at Walter Ory Park, corner of Rice and Maple streets, Elmore.
        Aug. 10 – North Coast Inland Trail. Meet at Big Dipper, 601 Washington St., Genoa.
        For more information, contact Katie Schlagheck at OSU Extension at 419-898-3631.
ProMedica food clinics
        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 in the East Toledo/Oregon service area. 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 consider 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 in 2019, the Bay Park Food Clinic program has served about 400 unique households in more than 1,400 patient visits.
        For questions or help with food assistance, please contact the food clinic at Bay Park Hospital, 2751 Bay Park Dr., Suite 110 E, Oregon by calling 419-690-7695.
        Clinics are also available at:
        • Center for Health Services, 2150 W. Central Ave., Pod A, Toledo, 419-291-8073.
        • ProMedica Health & Wellness Center, 5700 Monroe St., Suite 115, Sylvania, 567-585-0095.
Mobile mammography
van plans July visits

        Mercy Health’s mobile mammography unit will be making several stops throughout the region in July.
        The unit, customized for patient convenience, delivers 3D mammograms to women age 40 and older. Patients have the option of self-compression, meaning they have the ability to control the compression once they are in position.
        Among the scheduled stops are:
        Tuesday, July 12, Mercy Health - Oregon Clinic/Bay Meadows Family Medicine, 3851 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
        Wednesday, July 13, Old West End Community Health Center, 2244 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo.
        Wednesday, July 20, Mercy Health – Franklin Family Medicine, 2213 Franklin Ave., Toledo.
        Thursday, July 21, Mercy Health – Perrysburg Primary Care & Walk-in, 1103 Village Square, Perrysburg.
        Saturday, July 23, Health, Wealth & Enjoy Yourself at Creative Financial Partners, 2222 Centennial Rd., Toledo.
        Wednesday, July 27, Starbright Primary Care, 28555 Starbright Boulevard, Perrysburg.
        Friday, July 29, Oak Street Health – Toledo Northside Clinic, 553 East Manhattan Boulevard, Toledo.
        While mammogram screenings may be covered by insurance, for best coverage, patients should verify if Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider with their insurance carrier.
        Financial need-based assistance programs are available for those who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles). we have financial need-based assistance programs available to help you. If eligible, you may qualify for a no-cost mammogram. Call 419-696-5839 for more information.
        Screenings at the Mercy Health Mobile Mammography unit are by appointment only. Call 833-MAMM-VAN to schedule.
        To view the full list of dates and locations, visit mercy.com/toledomobilemamm.
        Certified radiologists read all mammograms, which are also double-checked with a computer-aided detection system that detects more breast cancer than mammography alone.


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