Clinics scheduled

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department clinics and programs for July are as follows:

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. All regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations, including childhood seasonal flu vaccinations. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary, call (304) 234-3682.

PPD (TB) SKIN TESTING CLINIC Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:00-11:00am and 1-3 p.m. PPD skin testing for exposure to TB. Appointments are not necessary.

FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29. Consists of a complete gynecological exam including pap smear, pelvic exam, and breast exam. Several contraceptive methods available. Appointments are necessary, call (304) 234-3682.

PREGNANCY TESTING CLINIC Fridays, July 11, 18, 25. Testing is at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

STD & HIV TESTING CLINIC Free and confidential testing available on a regular basis. Call for an appointment (304) 234-3682.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING CLINIC Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are not necessary.

FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING Monday July 14 at 10:30 a.m; Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday July 16 at 4 p.m. (Oglebay) and Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. This class is for those working with foods. Registration and a $10 fee must be paid prior to the day of the class. Call (304) 234-3682 for more information.

PERSON IN CHARGE (PIC) TRAINING Monday, Aug. 22 at 9 am. PIC training is for designed person in charge, managers, owners and operators of restaurants and other facilities in Ohio County. Call (304) 234-3682 for more information.

TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC Call for an appointment. The TB Clinic provides x-rays for the evaluation of active disease and latent TB infection (LTBI). Clinicians are provided for chest diagnostic clinics to evaluate/treat active disease and LTBI. Medications are also available for TB cases and LTBI patients. Call (304) 234-3682 for more information.

TRAVEL VACCINATION CLINIC Travel immunizations for foreign travel available by appointment through the travel clinic. Charges for immunizations vary and are subject to change. The Travel Vaccination Clinic is by appointment and many vaccination series take several weeks to complete for full efficacy. Call 4-6 weeks prior to your trip to make an appointment with the Travel Clinic. The following vaccines are commonly recommended for travelers to certain areas: Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Japanese Encephalitis and Polio. The health department is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Center. For information or appointments please call (304) 234-3682

ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC Immunization Clinic for adults who are in need of immunizations. Although most adult vaccines are ordered per individual, we stock vaccines throughout the year. Any adult can be seen in the adult vaccination clinic. Insurance and Medicaid are not accepted (except flu vaccination), Charges for immunizations vary and are subject to change. The following vaccines are available: Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A&B, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Rabies, Shingles, Varicella and Polio. The health department also offers TB Skin Testing. Adult immunizations are available by appointment. For information or appointments please call (304) 234-3682.

WIC SERVICES The Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC) offers families personalized nutrition consultations, vouchers for free healthy food, tips for eating well to improve health, and referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC helps you save on groceries so you have more to spend on other things your family needs. For more information and to set up an appointment, contact the WIC clinic in your county:

Hancock County WIC Program is located at 2619 Penn. Avenue, Suite 1, Weirton, WV. Phone number is (304) 723-3153 and clinic days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Nutrition Education is held on Tuesdays from 8:30am 4:30pm.

Brooke County WIC Program is located at 192 Industrial Park Lane in Beech Bottom, WV. Phone number is (304) 394-5090 and clinic days are Monday and Tuesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Nutrition Education is held on Wednesdays from 8:30am 4:30pm.

Ohio County WIC Program is located at 45 18th Street in Wheeling, WV. Phone number is (304) 234-3888 and clinic days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30am to 6:30pm. Nutrition Education is held on Fridays from 8:30am 4:30pm.

Marshall County WIC Program is located at 500 Tele Tech Drive in Moundsville, WV. Phone number is (304) 845-7426 and clinic days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Nutrition Education is held daily.

Wetzel/Tyler County WIC Program is located at 430 South 2nd Avenue in Paden City, WV. Phone number is (304) 337-2011 and clinic days are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Nutrition Education is held Monday thru Thursday.

WIC is a healthy start for new and expectant moms and children to age 5. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

WHEELING-OHIO COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12noon. The meeting will be held in the City/County Building. All interested individuals or delegations wishing to address the Board of Health should contact the Health Department Administrator to be placed on the agenda.