March 2023 Clinics & Programs
Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department
CHILDHOOD/Youth IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm. All regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations, including childhood COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary, call (304) 234-3682.
PPD (TB) SKIN TESTING CLINIC – Mondays 1:30pm for administration of test and follow up reading on Thursday 9:00am. PPD skin testing for exposure to TB. Appointments are not necessary.
COVID-19 Vaccination CLINIC – Monday (adult), Wednesday (children 18yrs and younger) and Friday (adult) from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available at the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, located at 1500 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV (City/County Building), from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm. No appointments are necessary and walk-in clients are accepted. The COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge. For more information, call (304) 234-3682.
STD & HIV TESTING CLINIC – Free and confidential testing available on a regular basis. Call for an appointment (304) 234-3682. STD testing is free of charge regardless of income or insurance status. Free treatment or referrals, depending on the STD, are available. An appointment is required to be seen. Services are confidential. For information on these services or to make an appointment call (304) 234-3682. Screening available for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV. Should a test come back positive, treatment is available free of charge. Treatment can also be obtained for partners of those with positive test at no cost.
BLOOD pressure screening CLINIC – Mondays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are not necessary.
FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING – March 7 at 6pm at the WOCHD. 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.
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, Cholera 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.
MONKEYPOX VACCINATION CLINIC – CDC is now recommending pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the context of the current outbreak to be offered to people with the highest potential for exposure to monkeypox.
Vaccination remains an important tool in preventing the spread of monkeypox in West Virginia. At this time the WVDHHR/WVBPH is expanding eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine (JYNNEOS) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the following groups:
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, transgender or nonbinary people who in the past 6 months have had
- A new diagnosis of one or more nationally reportable sexually transmitted diseases (i.e., acute HIV, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis)
- More than one sex partner
- People who have had any of the following in the past 6 months:
- Sex at a commercial sex venue
- Sex in association with a large public event in a geographic area where monkeypox transmission is occurring
- Sexual partners of people with the above risks
- People who anticipate experiencing the above risks
NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM –
- Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department 1500 Chapline Street, Suite 106, Wheeling, WV, 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday on a walk-in basis.
- Northwood Health Systems 111 19th St, Wheeling, WV, Friday 1:00-4:00pm on a walk-in basis.
- WOCHD Project HOPE Mobile Health Clinic, Saturday 8:30-12noon around Wheeling’s homeless encampments, shelters and gathering areas.
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 and 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 – Call (304) 234-3682 for training or for supplies. 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 Narcan)
- Be eligible to receive Narcan from the Health Department
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. Education will be provided on the administration of the medication, side effects, society and culture. 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 Health Department offers trainings to administer Narcan through a nasal spray during an overdose. In a clinical setting, Narcan can be injected intravenously. The 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. 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 Health Department.
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, childcare, 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 currently located in the Brooke County WIC office, clinic days are Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am to 12noon .
- 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 Monday and Tuesday.
- 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 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Nutrition Education is held on Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
- Marshall County WIC Program is located at 500 Tele Tech Drive in Moundsville, WV. Phone number is (304) 845-7426 and the office is open Monday-Friday. Clinic days are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Nutrition Education is held on Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
- 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 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nutrition Education is held Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
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.
HOPE PROGRAM – WOCHD’s homeless outreach program, Project HOPE will be providing services on Saturdays, starting at 7:00pm, to homeless camps, gathering location and shelters.
2023 CPR/AED Training Classes – The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department along with the Wheeling-Ohio County Office of Homeland Security will be conducting a CPR/AED Training class on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning in February 2023. CPR training will teach participants to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants, children, and adults. Instruction will also be given on how to recognize emergencies and actions to take. The training will also cover the role and use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. The class will be located in the City of Wheeling Courtroom on the first floor of the City-County Building and will be from 10:00am – 11:30am. The cost of the class will be $15.00 per person and can be paid to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. Each class will be limited to 15 people. You must pre-register for the class by calling the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department prior to the class date at 304-234-3682.
- March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health MEETING –The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 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.