Health insurance public meetings
Access Health Mahoning Valley is offering public meetings about how to get health insurance, including expanded Medicaid. Call 330-373-0703 for specific meeting times and locations to reserve a seat.
The meetings are at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. SW, on Thursday and March 6, March 11 and March 20 for Trumbull County residents; and at the Youngstown City Health Department, Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oak Hill Ave., for Mahoning County residents Thursday and March 6, March 13 and March 20.
Certified Navigators Charlene Allen and Leigh Colvin will provide information on how to enroll in Medicaid and discuss private health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act for those above the Medicaid income limits.
After Hours Care clinic now open
Alliance Community Hospital recently opened its ACH After Hours Care clinic that provides urgent-care services to the city and surrounding communities. ACH After Hours Care is open 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday with weekend hours planned for the near future.
The facility, at 2461 W. State St., Suite A, is a walk-in medical clinic that specializes in providing treatment of minor injuries and illness. ACH After Hours Care is a low-cost alternative to an ER visit and offers patients immediate access to care at a local facility, said Susan Lucas, director of public relations/foundation at ACH.
Urgent care should be used when an individual is sick and their primary physician is not available or when the condition is not serious enough to visit the emergency room.
$1,500 scholarship applicants wanted
The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for the $1,500 nonrenewable Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship. It is awarded annually to three local high school seniors interested in entering the medical field.
Applications are available in the hospital gift shop or by contacting the foundation at 330-596-7516. Applications must be submitted along with a copy of an official high school transcript by March 31.
Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee representing the auxiliary, health-care professionals and the community. The committee awards points based on financial need, hospital volunteer work, school and community involvement and general academic achievement.
People with Disabilities meeting
The Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities meeting is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at The Learning Center, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, 400 E. Campus View Blvd.
If accommodations are needed, call Donna Foster at 614-438-1394 by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Nutrition students discuss eating
Youngstown State University nutrition students will discuss cholesterol and eating on a budget at a Lunch and Learn event at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Niles Senior Center (SCOPE), 14 E. State St. Call 330-544-3676 for information and reservations.
Free reflexology and acupressure
Dannielle MacDuff, doctor of naturopath, is offering free reflexology and acupressure sessions at Wine Styles, 8208 E. Market St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Call 330-505-3515 for information and reservations.