The Morrow County Sentinel (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) (08.07.2013)
In conjunction with the Morrow County Health Department, Morrow County Hospital, and the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio National Guard will provide free health services in Morrow County on August 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on August 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through a program called GuardCare. The program offers its services each year in a different medically underserved area of the state, with free medical care to any Ohio resident who might wish to attend, regardless of income. Services include HIV testing; Pap tests; physicals; immunizations; hearing, vision, and dental screenings; blood work profiles; mammograms; and EKGs. The Ohio National Guard inaugurated the GuardCare program in 1995 when Congress approved using military personnel in medically underserved areas as part of the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program. For additional information on GuardCare, contact the Morrow County Health Department’s GuardCare Hotline at (419) 947–1545, extension 328 or visit www.MorrowCountyHealth.org/GuardCare.