April 2016 Clinics & Programs

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department


IMMUNIZATION CLINICWednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm. 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, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm. PPD skin testing for exposure to TB. Appointments are not necessary.

FAMILY PLANNING/BCCSP CLINICTuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26. Consists of a complete gynecological exam including pap smear, pelvic exam, and breast exam. Several contraceptive methods available. BCCSP Clinic includes cervical and breast cancer screening. Appointments are necessary, call (304) 234-3682. 

PREGNANCY TESTING CLINIC Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Testing is at 9:00am and 2:00pm.

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

BLOOD pressure screening CLINICMondays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are not necessary.

FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 14th at 10:30am and Wednesday April 20th at 4:00pm (Oglebay). This class is for those working with foods. Registration and a $10.00 fee must be paid prior to the day of the class. Call (304) 234-3682 for more information.

PERSON IN CHARGE (PIC) TRAINING Friday, April 29 at 9:00am. 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.

NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM – Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 12noon-3:00pm. Northwood Health Systems, Eoff Street. Needle Exchange Program provides a way for those individuals who are an injecting drug user (IDUs) who continue to inject to safely dispose of used syringes and to obtain sterile syringes at no cost. The program addresses two issues with our growing intravenous drug problem.

  • Assist in stopping the spread of infectious disease by getting dirty needles off the street
  • Create an opportunity for health care workers to connect with addicts.

Overall goal of the program is to reduce and/or prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis through the use of dirty syringes. The Needle Exchange will offer a 1 for 1 exchange of syringes at a specific location. Other Services:

  • HIV/AIDS education, testing and counseling (referral)
  • Condom distribution to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Referrals to substance abuse treatment and other medical and social services
  • Distribution of alcohol swabs to help prevent abscesses and other bacterial infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infections (referral)
  • Vaccinations (at the health department)

NALOXONE (NARCAN) COMMUNITY OPIOID OVERDOSE TRAININGS – Wednesday, April 6th at 5-6pm; Wednesday, April 13th at 9-10am; Wednesday, April 20th at 5-6pm; Wednesday, April 27th at 9-10am. The Health Department is offering life-saving Naloxone (Narcan) training for residents. When administered correctly, the nasal spray Narcan restores breathing that has been dangerously slowed by an overdose of heroin or prescription painkillers. Narcan works within a minute or two and gives emergency responders time to get the person to a hospital. Residents who participate in the trainings will:

  • recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • properly administer naloxone (Narcan)
  • know the necessary follow-up steps
  • Receive a training certificate (necessary to receive a Narcan prescription)
  • Receive a health department issued prescription for Narcan (which can be filled at your local pharmacy)

Registration and a $5.00 fee must be paid prior to the day of the training. Trainings are held at the City/County Building, 1st floor. Off-site trainings can be arranged. Pre-registration is required for the training. Call (304) 234-3682 for more information. Naloxone education and certification is highly recommended for anyone involved in drug use to include but not limited to; drug users, family members and caregivers of drug users, first responders, etc. Naloxone will NOT be distributed at these sessions. Education will be provided on the administration of the medication, side effects, society and culture. The Health Department has received a small supply of Naloxone from Wheeling Hospital and is available to individuals without insurance or who’s insurance will not cover Naloxone. Individuals will need to complete the training and have a Naloxone certification. Naloxone is a life-saving drug that can revive overdose victims. Its brand name is Narcan. Naloxone (Narcan) helps restore breathing to a person who is overdosing from opioid drugs such as heroin and prescription drugs such as oxycontin, oxycodone and fentanyl. It also is used to reverse the effects of narcotic drugs used during surgery and to treat pain. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department offers trainings to administer Narcan through a nasal spray during an overdose. In a clinical setting, Narcan can be injected intravenously.The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department offers Community Opioid Overdose Trainings. Residents who want to be trained to administer Narcan should register by contacting the health department or registering in person at the health department. Space is limited – register early. If your business or organization is interested in arranging a training contact the health department to set up a training time and location. Local police departments and first responders interested in arranging for training can also contact the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. For more information or to register for the next Narcan training call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (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 regular meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 12noon. The meetings 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.