Wyandot On Wheels Out of Service June 9-10
Wyandot On Wheels Out of Service June 9-10

Wyandot On Wheels Out of Service June 9-10

Hospital

Wyandot On Wheels is scheduled for service maintenance June 7 to 11, and visits to Forest and Carey during that time are cancelled. Regularly scheduled visits will resume starting Wednesday, June 16 in Nevada.

Wyandot On Wheels visits area villages from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Carey Senior Depot hosts WOW every Thursday (except June 10). The first Wednesday of every month is WOW’s trip to the Wharton Church of God. On the second Wednesday, WOW is at the Forest VFW (except June 9); and on the third Wednesday WOW travels to the Nevada United Methodist Church. The fourth Wednesday of every month finds WOW at the Harpster Township Hall.

Wyandot On Wheels offers lab draws for blood tests and community health screenings. The physician-ordered lab draws are billed to patients’ insurances. The 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.

Results for the community health screenings are mailed to participants.

In addition to blood draws, WOW Coordinator Michelle Gullifer offers free blood pressure checks and schedules screening mammograms for early detection of cancer. She welcomes phone calls (419-294-4991, extension 1969), emails (mgullifer@wyandotmemorial.org) or visits to WOW for more information.

Wyandot On Wheels follows CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities and requires a mask or cloth face covering to be worn while on the bus.