STEUBENVILLE - Health Commissioner Patty Reda announced today blood pressure screenings and TB skin testing are available at the city health department on Tuesdays this month.
"Our offices are open for these screenings and tests from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.," noted Reda.
"Sexually transmitted disease testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia for Steubenville male residents is by appointment only. To schedule a test, call (740) 283-6000, extension 1506," said Reda.
She noted the HIV screening clinic will be available at the health department on July 30.
Walk-in appointments are welcomed, said Reda.
Those interested should call (740) 283-6000, extensions 1503, 1504 or 1505 to schedule an appointment. The screening is free and anonymous," said Reda.
She added vaccinations for sixth-grade pupils entering the seventh grade in the fall are available at the city health department.
"All sixth-grade students are required to have a Tdap or tetanus, diptheria and pertussis vaccination prior to the start of the school year. Parents or guardians should check their child's shot record to make sure it is updated. Tdap vaccine can be administered at the health department or at the child's doctor's office," said Reda.
Reda said the childhood and adult immunization clinic is set from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays only.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany a child before any immunizations will be administered, and a record of prior immunizations must be provided before the immunizations will be administered.
"We now have Zostavax, or the shingles shot, available at the city health department. Anyone who has questions about the shingles shot can call the nursing division at (740) 283-6000, extension 1506," noted Reda.
The health department offices will be closed Wednesday for Independence Day.
The city health department is located at 119 S. Third St.