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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:38

Adult Health Services Clinic

Hours & Location

The Union County Health Department's Adult Health Services Clinic is on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.. Appointments are needed and can be made by calling (937) 642-2053. The clinic is located within the Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave, Marysville, Ohio 43040. We serve adults and adolescents age 11 years and older. Our goal is to make sure every person who wants to be vaccinated has an opportunity. Please call to talk to a nurse if you are experiencing any barriers or doubts about getting a vaccination.  

 

Services

  • Tuberculosis Screening (TB Skin Test) 
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Adult Vaccinations (Shot record preferred.)
  • Childhood Vaccinations for Adolescents 11 to 18 years of age. (Shot record is required for any childhood vaccinations.)

Cost varies for services. We accept most private insurances as well as Medicaid plans such as CareSource, Molina, etc. A sliding fee scale is also available for those without insurance.  We do accept Medicare for some adult immunizations.

Vaccines Available For Adults

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B Combination (Twinrix)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Pneumonia 
  • Shingles (PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY.)
  • Tetanus/Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

 All of our vaccines for adults are based on availability.  To check for the cost of vaccines and availability call us at 937-642-2053. Please bring your shot record with you to your appointment. 

 

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:37

Prenatal Clinic

baby feetNo person should have to go without prenatal care.  That is why the Union County Health Department's Prenatal Clinic specializes in providing prenatal care to families facing financial, social or personal barriers to receiving care. We feel so strongly every unborn baby deserves early and comprehensive prenatal care that no Union County, Ohio resident is turned away for inability to pay at the Prenatal Clinic. We welcome families of all types and act as a partner in giving your baby the best possible start to life. 

Our clinic offers comprehensive prenatal care including routine visits with a health provider, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation assistance, and other services. The clinic also links individuals to resources that will be much needed after the baby is born. These resources include newborn home visits, breastfeeding support, nutrition assistance and child development screenings.

 

Make an Appointment

To set up your intake appointment with the Prenatal Clinic, call 937-645-2059. The Prenatal Clinic is on Thursdays mornings by appointment only. We accept Medicaid plans such as CareSource, Molina, etc as well as most private insurances. If you are uninsured or underinsured, we provide a sliding fee scale for services. 

 

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:37

Childhood Immunization Clinic

About Our Child Immunization Clinic

The Union County Health Department is committed to providing immunization services to all children birth through 18 years of age. Our childhood immunization clinic is by appointment only. Children 11 years and older can also be immunized during our Adult Clinic by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 - 9 am and 3 - 4 pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 am. 

To make an appointment, please call 937-642-2053. We will need your child's shot record to be able to provide vaccinations.

 

Shots Available at Child Immunization Clinic

DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
Hep B (Hepatitis B)
Hep A (Hepatitis A)
HIB (Haemophilus Influenza)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Influenza (Flu)
Meningitis
MMR (Measle, Mumps, and Rubella)
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
Polio
Rotavirus
Varicella (Chickenpox)

We offer combination vaccines to reduce the number of shots your child needs.

 

Cost for Immunizations

Cost for child immunizations varies depending on vaccine needed, the child's insurance status, and the family's financial situation. We do offer vaccines through the "Vaccines for Children" (VFC) program. The VFC program allows us to provide required vaccines for free or at reduced cost for children who are uninsured, under-insured or covered by any medicaid insurance.  We accept most private insurance plans. A sliding fee scale is available to those without insurance and no child is turned away for inability to pay for vaccinations.

 

Days and Times for Child Immunization Clinic (By Appointment Only)

Day Clinic - Union County Health Department

Second, Fourth and Fifth Tuesday of each month*
9am - 3:30pm (by appointment only, call 937-642-2053)

Evening Clinic - Union County Health Department

First and Third Tuesday of each month*
4 - 6pm (by appointment only, call 937-642-2053)

Richwood Clinic - Northern Union County Fire Department, 602 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, Ohio

Fourth Thursday of each month* 
9am - 11am (by appointment only, call 937- 642-2053)

*Clinics are closed if the day of the week/month falls on a holdiay. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

 

Back to School Immunizations

Recommended child and teen immunizations are available year round. However, the Union County Health Department is offering Back to School Shot clinics at Fairbanks, Marysville and North Union schools. Shots are by appointment. Please call 937-645-2052 for an appointment. Click here to learn more about back to school shot clinics and recommended immunizations for school entry. 

 

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:36

Flu Clinics

Get a flu shot today. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu.

 

Sept. 22, 1-3pm  -  Senior Flu Clinic
Marysville Church of the Nazarene, 1126 North Maple St, Marysville
No appointment needed. Adults age 60+.

Oct. 16 - Nov. 27, Mondays, 9am-Noon  -  Weekly Flu Clinic 
Union County Health Department, 940 London Ave, Ste 1100, Marysville
Appointment preferred. All ages welcome. Call (937) 642-2053.

Oct. 26 & Nov. 16, 9-11:30am  -  Richwood Flu Clinics
Northern Union County Fire Department, 602 N. Franklin St, Richwood
No appointment needed. All ages welcome.  

Nov. 07, 7:30am-6pm  -  Election Day Flu Clinic
Union County Health Departmetn, 940 London Ave, Ste 1100, Marysville
Appointment preferred. All ages welcome. Call (937) 642-2053.

 Flu Vaccines Available at Flu Clinics:

  • Quadrivalent Flu Shot (protects against four strains of flu, approved for ages 6 mos & older)
  • High Dose Flu Shot (approved for ages 65 yrs. & older)

 

Cost for Flu Shots:

We accept most private insurance, medicaid and medicare. No one is turned away for inability to pay and a sliding fee scale is available. 

 

Flu Activity in Central Ohio:

Click here to learn about flu activity in Central Ohio. 

 

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Flu FAQ

Q. Does this year’s flu shot protect against H1N1?
Q. What flu vaccines are available?
Q. What is the difference between vaccines?
Q. Who is recommended for flu vaccination this year?
Q. Who CANNOT get a flu vaccination?
Q. Does flu vaccine contain mercury?
Q. Will the flu shot make me sick?
Q. What about people who get a flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms?

 

Q. Does this year’s flu shot protect against H1N1?

            Yes. This year’s flu shot protects against H1N1 and 3 other flu viruses.

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Q. What flu vaccines are available?

  • Regular Flu Shot (Intramuscular): approved for people ages 6 months and older.
  • High Dose Flu Shot: approved for people ages 65 and older.
  • FluMist Nasal Spray IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Q. What is the difference between vaccines?

  • Regular Flu Shot (Intramuscular):The regular flu shot contains killed flu viruses. It is injected into the muscle. It is approved for people ages 6 months and older.
  • High Dose Flu Shot: High Dose flu vaccine contains killed flu viruses. It is injected into the muscle. High Dose flu vaccine contains 4 times the amount of antigen as the regular flu shot. Antigen is the part of the flu vaccine that prompts the body to make antibodies. Additional antigen is intended to create a stronger immune response. It is approved for people ages 65 and older.

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Q. Who is recommended for flu vaccination this year?

CDC recommends all people ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccination. Vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself from the flu. While flu vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older, some are especially at high risk for severe complications from the flu:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  • People 50 years of age and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Healthcare workers
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age

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Q. Who CANNOT get a flu vaccination?

  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • People who have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccination.
  • People who develop Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine.
  • Children younger than 6 months of age (no flu vaccine is approved for this age group).
  • People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (wait until recovered to get vaccinated)

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Q. Does flu vaccine contain mercury?

Single dose pre-filled syringes of flu vaccine do not contain the mercury preservative thimerosal. Only multi-dose vials of vaccine contain a mercury preservative. Most of the vaccine UCHD uses is single dose pre-filled syringe without preservatives. We do use some multi-dose vials of vaccine. Please talk to our staff prior to getting vaccinated if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Q. Will the flu shot make me sick?

No, a flu shot cannot cause the flu. The viruses contained in flu shots are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause infection. Flu vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses used in the flu shot during the process of making vaccine, and batches of flu vaccine are tested to make sure they are safe.

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Q. What about people who get a flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms?

There are several reasons why someone might get flu-like symptoms even after they have been vaccinated against the flu.

  1. People may be exposed to a flu virus shortly before getting vaccinated or during the two-week period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated. This exposure may result in a person becoming ill with flu before the vaccine begins to protect them.
  2. People may become ill from other (non-flu) viruses that circulate during the flu season, which can also cause flu-like symptoms (such as rhinovirus).
  3. A person may be exposed to a flu virus that is not included in the flu vaccine. There are many different influenza viruses that circulate every year. The flu shot protects against the 3 viruses that research suggests will be most common. Unfortunately, some people can remain unprotected from flu despite getting the vaccine. This is more likely to occur among people that have weakened immune systems. However, even among people with weakened immune systems, the flu vaccine can still help prevent influenza complications.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:36

Sexual Health Clinic

 

To help safeguard the sexual health of both men and women, the Union County Health Department offers a Sexual Health Clinic with four convenient locations. The clinic provides STD testing, birth control, recommended annual exams and other services to anyone age 13 and older regardless of residency, income or insurance status. Our services are confidential and our staff are knowledgeable and understanding of the needs of the LGBT community. 

Sexual Health Clinic Information

Services                      
Cost
Eligibility
Location & Hours
Make an Appointment

Basic Information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Herpes Simplex Virus II (HSV II)
HIV/AIDS
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

 

The Sexual Health Clinic

Services Available

  • recommended annual exams (pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, testicular exams, and colorectal cancer screenings);
  • STD testing including free and reduced cost gonorrhea, chlamydia & HIV testing*;
  • pregnancy testing;
  • prescription birth control;
  • condoms;
  • HPV vaccination; and
  • education on how to plan for a healthy pregnancy.

*Same day results available for many tests. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing for men and women under the age of 30 can be done by urine testing, avoiding the discomfort of a swab test.

Cost

Sexual health services are significantly discounted in an effort to make healthcare affordable. We accept most insurances, including medicaid managed plans. We offer a sliding-fee scale and no one is turned away for inability to pay. For a list of participating insurance plans, please contact the Sexual Health Clinic at 937-642-2053.

Grant funding allows us to provide free gonorrhea and chlamydia testing and treatment for individuals age 13-30.   

Eligibility

The Sexual Health Clinic offers affordable reproductive healthcare for men and women age 13 and older regardless of residency, income or insurance status. For individuals under age 18, no parental consent required for all services except vaccinations. 

Clinic Location & Hours

Location Address Hours*
Bellefontaine Marysville OB/GYN
2527 US Highway 68 South, Suite 1
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Every Friday
By Appointment Only
Bucyrus Crawford County Health Department
1520 Isaac Beal Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820
1st and 3rd Mondays
By Appointment Only
Galion Galion City Health Department
113 Harding Way East
Galion, OH 44833
1st Mondays
By Appointment Only
Marion Marion Public Health
181 South Main Street
Marion, OH 43302
Every Tuesday
By Appointment Only
Marysville  Union County Health Department
940 London Avenue, Suite 1100
Marysville, OH 43040
Every Wednesday and Thursday
By Appointment Only
(Evening Appointments Available)

*Sexual Health Clinic services are by appointment only, Call (937) 642-2053 or (888) 333-9461 to make an appointment. 

           

To Make an Appointment

The Sexual Health Clinic is by appointment only. To make an appointment at any location or for more information, please call (937) 642-2053 or toll-free (888)333-9461. 

For individuals who are already patients at our Sexual Health Clinic, you can request an appointment through our patient portal.
Click here to login and request an appointment.  

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Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:18

Immunizations

The Union County Health Department offers vaccinations for both children and adults. Fees vary for services and Medicaid, CareSource and Molina will cover the cost of many of these services. We also accept most private insurances. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Click on the links below to access information on the various clinics we offer to help meet your vaccination needs.

Adult Health Services Clinic (for ages 11 and older)

Childhood Immunization Clinic

Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:12

Prevnar

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Hib

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Rotovirus

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Polio

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