Thomas Auto Centers team up with EORH and Belmont County Health Department for clinic

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thomas Auto Centers, East Ohio Regional Hospital and the Belmont County Health Department are teaming up to offer a flu shot and blood pressure screening clinic from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Thomas Auto Centers in St. Clairsville.

This event is part of Thomas Auto Centers’ year-long celebration of their 100th year in business.

“We are obviously very proud to be celebrating one hundred years in business, but at the same time we know such an achievement wouldn’t be possible without the support of the great people of the Ohio Valley,” said Robert Thomas, vice president of Thomas Auto Centers. “We are thrilled to partner with EORH and the health department in an effort to show our continued appreciation to the community.”

Flu shots will be given to any adult or children who are 3 years of age or older whether insured or not. Those with insurance coverage should bring their card with them, but anyone without insurance will receive their flu shot free of charge.

According to Linda Mehl, nursing director for the Belmont County Health Department, “Our goal is to overcome any barriers one might have to getting a flu shot. We wanted to make this convenient for folks in Belmont County and are excited to partner with EORH and Thomas Auto Centers.”

In addition to the flu shots, EORH staff will be at this event to check blood pressures and provide health information on various topics. For more information about the flu shot and blood pressure clinic, Contact Mary Velez, OVMC/EORH Community Outreach Manager at 304-234-8643.

East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, with 140 beds and Ohio Valley Medical Center located in Wheeling, WV, with 200 beds, are newly acquired Alecto Healthcare Hospitals. OVMC and EORH house more than 1,500 employees and provide the area’s only comprehensive orthopedic centers of excellence, behavioral, and mental health services and board-certified emergency services on both Sides of the Ohio River.