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March Newsletter

Don't miss all the news and updates coming from our clinic!


 

Twice as Nice - Two Women's Health Programs this month

We are thrilled to be hosting two Women's Health Program dates in the month of March. Thank you to our fabulous Providers and volunteers who made this possible!

If you are uninsured or underinsured and in need of a women's health exam, we would love to care for you here at our clinic on either March 9th or March 16th. Give us a call at 614-262-5094 to get scheduled today!

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the myWalgreens Program

While we don't have the final tally yet, we wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated their myWalgreens cash rewards to our clinic over the past few months.

At Walgreens, you can earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. Our clinic directly benefits from those donations and each contribution adds up! You can enroll and participate anytime at: https://www.walgreens.com/login.jsp?ru=/mywalgreens/donation.jsp

 

We are still offering flu shots!

While you may consider the winter months to be winding down, flu shots are helpful all year long! We were able to provide flu shots at our clinic starting earlier this year and we still have some available! If you are uninsured or underinsured and haven't gotten your flu shot yet, come on in during our Free Care Program and we'll get you taken care of!

Questions about your flu shot? Give us a call at 614-262-5094!

 

Central Ohio Measles Outbreak is Over

In February, Columbus Public Health released a statement on the ending of the Measles Outbreak in Central Ohio:

"We have received the last pending test result which was negative for a suspected measles case and have surpassed 42 days or two incubation periods since the last rash onset which fits the CDC’s definition of the end of an outbreak.

The first measles outbreak in central Ohio in 20 years included 85 cases in unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children and zero deaths.

While we are grateful this measles outbreak is behind us, we urge parents to ensure timely vaccination with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – and all childhood vaccines – which are safe and effective at protecting children and our community from preventable diseases.

The MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles. It is very safe, highly effective, and does not cause autism. Getting vaccinated is much safer than getting measles. Unvaccinated children should get vaccinated, especially children who will be traveling internationally.

Columbus Public Health continues to work with healthcare providers to monitor suspected and/or potential illness with measles-like symptoms and to provide outreach and engagement in the community to increase vaccination confidence and rates."

Franklin County Public Health has more information for those who are interested: https://myfcph.org/health-wellness/infectious-disease-program/measles/

 

Shop to Support Our Clinic

Shopping with Walmart

We are part of Walmart's RoundUp Program! As you shop with Walmart throughout the year, please consider designating us your Walmart RoundUp preferred charity and round up your Walmart purchases to donate the difference to our clinic.


Shopping with Kroger

We are part of Kroger's Community Rewards Program! Save us as your preferred organization and when you shop at Kroger throughout the year, a percentage of your of eligible purchases will be donated to us at no cost to you. Go to the Kroger Rewards Page and use our organization number, 83707, to get started today!


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