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Birth & death certificates unavailable August 21

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Vital Statistics will be doing a state wide system upgrade on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 until at least noon. The Lorain County Public Health Department of Vital Statistics will not be able to issue birth nor death certificates while the system is upgrading. Please call 440-322-6367 to verify the system is back up and running before coming in to purchase birth or death certificates on this day.

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Low-cost blood draw for adults 55+

Posted on: August 16, 2018

 This September across Lorain County, residents can get their blood drawn at a low cost and learn their cholesterol, blood sugar, complete blood count, and other health indicators. Public health nurses from Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will answer questions and provide information during blood draw sessions at community locations throughout Lorain County. All Lorain County adults ages 55 and older are invited.

“Knowledge is power, which is why knowing your health numbers is an important way to check on your health with an annual blood test,” said David Covell, RS, MPH, health commissioner at LCPH. “Blood test results can help you make a plan to prevent or manage chronic diseases.”
How to participate:
  1. Call 440-567-4120 to make a reservation. 
  2. Do not eat or drink anything except water for 12 hours before your reservation.
  3. Drink 2 cups of water right before the test.
  4. Bring cash or check: $31 for the blood test (CBC, CMP, fasting glucose, lipids), plus $10 for a prostate test (men only).
Make a blood draw reservation at one of the following locations. Blood drawing is done between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.:

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