Wyandot On Wheels Visiting Villages this August
Wyandot On Wheels Visiting Villages this August

Wyandot On Wheels Visiting Villages this August

Hospital

Wyandot County residents can access health services on Wyandot On Wheels in their nearby villages throughout August.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital’s mobile health services bus will be at Nevada United Methodist Church on August 6, Wharton Church of God on August 7, Carey Senior Depot on August 8 and 22, Forest VFW on August 14 and Harpster Township Hall on August 27. Clinical staff will provide lab draws for physician-ordered tests, lab screenings, scheduling for screening mammograms, body mass index checks and blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The physician-ordered lab draws are billed to patients’ insurances. The lab screenings are a special outreach offering of the hospital for low-cost services that are important indicators for disease and health status. For $35, patients may have an automated CBC, full lipid profile, basic metabolic panel and AST/ALT. The screening checks hemoglobin, white cell count, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and ratio, glucose (blood sugar), electrolytes, kidney function and liver enzymes. For the most accurate results, participants will want to fast for 12 hours prior to the test. Water is permitted during the fast and encouraged to prevent dehydration.

Other blood tests are also available. The test for TSH and Free T4 at $25 checks thyroid function. The A1C test for $20 measures the average blood glucose for the past 2-3 months. The PSA for $15 measures prostate-specific antigen. These optional tests require no fasting.

The fees for the lab screenings are payable by cash, check or credit card, and the results for the tests will be mailed to participants.

In addition to the lab services on WOW, staff provide free blood pressure checks and body mass index screenings, as well as scheduling screening mammograms for early detection of cancer.

Women’s health services are available to the public on WOW, too, by Certified Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Megan Bair. She welcomes new and existing patients for a wide variety of services, including gynecological exams, treatments and procedures; contraception and family planning; and prenatal and postnatal care. Bair’s hours on WOW for both walk-ins and appointments are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 21 at the Forest VFW, September 18 at Harpster’s Township Hall, October 16 at the Carey Senior Depot, November 20 at Nevada United Methodist Church and December 18 at Forest VFW.

Along with the medical services offered on WOW, staff members also participate in awareness and outreach opportunities, such as the Carey Fest parade on August 3 and Nevada United Methodist Church National Night Out event on August 6.

Wyandot On Wheels mobile health services are coordinated by Michelle Gullifer, and she may be reached at 419-294-4991, 1WOW (1969), or mgullifer@wyandotmemorial.org for more information.