Homeless individuals are referred to shelters where access to health care is made available. Health screenings and services, along with follow-up to the homeless, are provided at shelters, transitional homes, and congregate meal sites located throughout the City. Medical services of Youngstown hospitals and other community agencies network to supply the needs of this population. Health fairs have been held many times throughout the year at the various congregate sites and near shelters. Local health and social service agencies participate by volunteering their services for blood pressures, dental, eye, and podiatry exams, lead testing and tuberculosis screenings. The public health nurse provides blood pressure screening and health education literature relating to, but not limited to, sexually transmitted diseases, child growth development, nutrition, immunizations, and other services that the Health Department provides.
For more information, contact the Nursing Division: