New Philadelphia, Ohio: Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County will offer low-cost blood screenings on Friday, August 13 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The facility, located at 1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia, will be offering total cholesterol screening for $2, glucose screening (blood sugar) for $2, and lipid profiles (total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL) for $8.
No appointment is necessary and a 12-hour fast is recommended for more accurate results. For more information, contact the Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County at 330-365-5100. These low-cost blood screenings are offered the second Friday of each month.
LifeShare Community Blood Services will also be on-site at Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County on Friday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for blood donations. There is a critical shortage of A+, A-, B+ and B- blood types, in addition to an increased need for O+, O- and AB- blood types.
The Tuscarawas County facility offers a STATCARE Immediate Care Center, Work Health & Safety Services, laboratory, physical therapy, massage therapy, cardiac diagnostics, bone density testing, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine and radiology/ultrasound services.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.