Health Notes | News, Sports, Jobs


UPDATE YOUR LIST: To update the information, resubmit your health notes by email to [email protected]

SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: The Youngstown area scleroderma support group will meet at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The meeting is open to the public and focuses on the issues of those affected in any way by scleroderma. This includes patients, family, friends or anyone interested in advancing the areas of “Support-Education-Research”.

For more information and Zoom meeting numbers, contact Group Leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by sending an email to [email protected]

The group is affiliated with the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

HOME TESTS AVAILABLE: Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library branches are pickup locations for free COVID-19 home test kits from the Mahoning County Public Health District.

The county has provided 1,900 kits, which are accompanied by detailed instruction sheets. They will be distributed through the main library, all open branches and the context library. Customers should call the library at 330-744-8636 to reserve a kit, which will then be available for curbside pickup.

Home-confined Mahoning County residents can also request a test kit to be mailed by calling the library’s special delivery service at 330-792-3869, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library is asking people who have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever / chills, cough or shortness of breath, to send a friend to the library to pick up a self-test kit for them.

For more information about the test, call eMed customer support at 1-844-943-0061. For the location of the libraries, visit

www.libraryvisit.org/locations-hours.

FREE FITNESS PROGRAM: The Stepping Out Program, provided through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, offers free online and in-person fitness classes and activities throughout the Mahoning Valley. For more information, call Doris Bullock, Project Coordinator, at 330-720-3293 or email her at [email protected] For a schedule of virtual and in-person classes, visit http://www.mercy.com/-/media/mercy/youngstown/stepping-out-calendar.

GLENBEIGH OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Niles, 29 North Road, as part of its response to limitations on social interactions, offers its Bridges to Recovery discussions through a series of Zoom events.

Login for various topics, by logging in via www.facebook.com/glenbeigh

hospital or by texting “Glenbeigh” on 81411 to receive meeting information. More information is available at

www.glenbeigh.com/events.

GOODS DELIVERY PROGRAM: Local nonprofit life is good no matter what helps adults with cancer in Northeast Ohio who may be unable to leave their homes to escape.

The Good Delivery program seeks to deliver goods in the form of dinner, flowers / plants, groceries, craft beer, and up to $ 75 for invoices.

Traditional Breakouts and the Good Delivery program are open to all adults battling cancer. Visit www.lifeisgoodnomatterwhat.org to name someone or learn more.

ADDICTION SCREENING: Narconon can help families take action to help a person overcome their addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.

For more information visit www.narcononnew

liferetreat.org/blog/intervention-101.

PSYCARE PROVIDES TELEHEALTH: PsyCare provides mental health services by phone or video at its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers.

Visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 800-242-4604.

ADDICTION THERAPY AVAILABLE: PsyCare Inc., 2980 Belmont Ave., Liberty, offers a clinical therapy program to treat people with substance abuse problems. Family members are also welcome.

Assessments can be scheduled by calling 330-759-2310.

ONE HEALTH OFFERS TELEHEALTH: ONE Health Ohio offers telehealth appointments to patients for medical, behavioral health, chronic care management, dietetics, and drug-assisted treatment services. Call 877-722-3303 or visit www.onehealthohio.org.

Telehealth appointments for medication-assisted treatment and counseling are available through RISE Recovery by calling 844-652-8219. RISE Recovery also remains open for office visits, depending on the type of appointment.

VALLEY COUNSELING OPERATION: Valley Counseling Services continues to provide mental health services to residents of the Mahoning Valley throughout the viral outbreak. The necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

Most services will be phone or video based. Clients do not need to cancel their appointment. Instead, they will receive therapy, case management, nursing, and psychiatry services from the safety of their homes.

Visit the website at vcs.fcsserves.org or call 330-399-6451 for more information.

PEER SUPPORT: Domestic violence support groups are available for all types of abusive relationships – emotional, verbal or physical. For more information, contact 330-856-3463.

SUPPORT GROUP: For more information about the Circle of Hope, a support group for people with a mental health diagnosis, call 330-502-8103.

LUPUS SUPPORT: For more information about the Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

SUGGESTIONS FOR HELPING ALZHEIMER: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in the care, support and research of Alzheimer’s disease. Visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

The latest news today and more in your inbox


About Rhonda Lee

Check Also

New survey aims to track addiction recovery resources in Indiana

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Mental Health and Addiction Division plans to use new …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.