HEALTH CARE

Get free blood pressure, blood sugar, weight screenings, a flu shot, help with health insurance navigation, and more by working with our great community partners – all for free at the Library. If you are interested in providing a service, please complete this form.

For women without insurance and who meet the eligibility requirements, the Ohio Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) can help you receive these lifesaving screenings. Screenings are free for those eligible.

Eligibility:

  • Income: Gross household income must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Insurance: Uninsured OR Underinsured/Cost Sharing
  • Ohio Resident – You do not have to be U.S. citizens to enroll in the program

To fill out an application:
English
Espanol
To apply by phone call 419.251.2282.

Breast Cancer Screenings
  • Screening mammogram every other year for women aged 40+
  • Diagnostic mammogram for women aged 21-40 that are symptomatic
  • Annual screening mammogram for high risk women aged 21+
Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Women aged 21+ are eligible to receive a pap test every 3-5 years

Schedule:
First Mondays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lagrange
First Mondays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Kent
Second Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sanger
Fourth Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Heatherdowns
First Wednesdays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | South
Fourth Thursdays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | West Toledo
First Fridays | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Main Library
Third Fridays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Oregon

Request by at-home COVID test kist by telephone from any location.
These test kits were bought by the State of Ohio with a request from the Governor to distribute at libraries.
Manage your blood pressure at home with blood pressure kits in partnership with the American Heart Association.
 
Inside the kit:
  • Blood pressure monitor and cuff
  • Blood pressure toolkit booklet with instructions and tips for taking your blood pressure
  • Contact information for healthcare providers to discuss your blood pressure management
 
Blood pressure toolkits may be checked out by adults for 21 days.
Place a hold request on our catalog, and we’ll send the kit to any Library location for pickup.
 
Library staff cannot dispense medical advice. Customers must address health questions with healthcare providers. Customers can visit the Mercy Health Community Nurses at select Library locations for assistance with the use of the Blood Pressure Toolkits. See the Mercy Health Nurses button below for the full schedule.

TLCPL can connect you with Trained Navigators that will walk you through every step in the health insurance enrollment process. Use this free resource and get covered today!

Schedule an appointment by calling one of the numbers below or visit getcoveredohio.org.
 
The days of this service are:

Tuesday locations:
South Branch Spanish speaking navigation available
Call 567.358.2788 to schedule.
Sylvania Branch Arabic speaking navigation available
Call 419.770.4270 to schedule.

Wednesday locations:
Maumee Branch
Holland Branch
Call 419.212.8370 to schedule.

Saturday locations:
Heatherdowns Branch
Mott Branch
Sanger Branch

Call 419.309.4502 to schedule

A Community Health Navigator is at select TLCPL locations to provide resources on finding reliable health information, communicating with health care professionals, and using the MyChart app. No appointment is needed.
 
Schedule:
First Mondays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lagrange        
Second Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sanger      
First Fridays | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Main Library    
Third Fridays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Oregon

Community Nurses are at select TLCPL locations to conduct free flu shots, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight screenings. No appointment is needed, all services are first-come, first-served.

Schedule:
First Mondays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lagrange
First Mondays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Mott
Second Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sanger
Fourth Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Heatherdowns
First Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Maumee
First Wednesdays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | South
Fourth Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | King Road
Fourth Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Washington
Fourth Thursdays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | West Toledo
First Fridays | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Main Library
Third Fridays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Oregon

There are no visits currently scheduled, please check back for updates.

Mammograms are covered by most health plans. Please verify that Mercy Health — St. Charles Hospital is an in-network provider with your insurance carrier for the best coverage.

Patient eligibility:
· Must be at least 40 years old
· At least 365 days since your last mammogram
· Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
· Should be able to easily walk up and down stairs and stand unassisted
· No history of breast issues, such as nipple discharge, lumps, pain or cancer in the last two years

· You may be eligible for financial assistance if you have no insurance or have a high deductible. See if you qualify by calling the Mammography Assistance Program at 419.696.5839.

Walk-ins welcome but are subject to availability. To ensure your appointment call 833-MAMM-VAN (833.626.6826).
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will visit Library locations to provide children (aged 17 and younger) with various health services, including school and sports physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing screening, mental health assessment, and more.
 
The unit is a mobile medical clinic designed with children in mind, incorporating patient exam rooms, a waiting area, and a laboratory area. It’s staffed with ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital medical professionals. Staff will treat any patient presenting to the Ronald McDonald Mobile Care regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay and will follow ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s standard billing processes. Staff can also connect uninsured patients to resources to help them enroll in Medicaid or other insurance programs.
 
Schedule:
Locke | (W) April 10 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sanger | (W) April 17 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Washington | (Th) April 18 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mott | (W) April 24 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Holland | (Tu) April 30 | 1 – 5 p.m.
South | (W) May 1 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lagrange | (Th) May 2 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
West Toledo | (Tu) May 7 | 1- 5 p.m.
Locke | (W) May 8 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kent | (Th) May 9 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sanger | (W) May 15 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Washington | (Th) May 16 | 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
Mott | (W) May 22 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Oregon | (Th) May 23 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Heatherdowns | (W) May 29 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Holland | (Th) May 30 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
Call 419.291.5599 for additional questions.
 

Shots 4 Tots is an immunization program for children from birth through 18 years of age administered by professional public health nurses for the Toledo Lucas County Health Department.

By appointment only – call 419.213.2013 to schedule:
First Tuesdays | 9 – 11:30 a.m | Holland
Second Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. – noon | Mott
Third Tuesdays | 1 – 3 p.m. | Heatherdowns

PARTNER RESOURCES

Get the help you need directly from community partners at your Library. Explore below for information on where to find food assistance, housing information, utility help, mental health referrals, and many more services. If you are interested in providing a service, please complete this form.

Learn how to complete a living will and designate a healthcare power of attorney with Sara Chambers, BSN, RN, CHPN, Community Educator with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to set up a one-to-one appointment with a certified facilitator to complete these forms – for free!
 
The fourth Wednesday of every month will feature an educational presentation related to Ohio and Michigan documents. This presentation will include (but is not limited to):
  • The history of advance directives
  • How to complete a LW/HC-POA
  • Surrogate decision-maker rules for each state
  • Time for questions and answers
For any questions related to advance care planning, advance directives, or advocating for yourself should you become seriously ill or injured please contact Sara at:
Call: 419.931.5423
 
Schedule: (no appointment needed)
 
(W) May 22 | Waterville | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) June 26 | West Toledo | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Aug. 28 | Sylvania | 6 – 7 p.m.
(W) Sept. 25 | Kent | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Oct. 23 | Sanger | | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Nov. 27 | Maumee | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Dec. 18 | Heatherdowns | 10 – 11 a.m.
Cherry Street Mission staff will visit Main Library to help with mental health referrals, eviction prevention resources, workforce development, and more!
 
Schedule:
Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Main Library
 
Resources include:
  • Referrals to mental health and/or physical health services
  • Referrals to housing opportunities and programs
  • Referrals to eviction prevention resources
  • Information about CSMM programs and services
    • Emergency Services (meals, clothing, referrals, daily support)
    • Ready For Life program
    • Workforce Development classes
    • GED classes and tutoring
  • Answer questions/refer to other community resources

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity assists Lucas County residents with homeownership, COT home rescue, and roof replacement. They will be at several Library locations to help individuals with determining if they qualify and applying for assistance.

Schedule:
First Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Locke
Second Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mott
Third Tuesdays |11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | South

For more information on the MVHFH Homeownership, Home Rescue, and Roof Replacement programs, visit mvhabitat.org, call 419.382.1864 ext. 182, or visit one of the following Libraries during the below hours, no appointment needed

Representatives from Lucas County JFS will give an overview and answer questions about critical programs and services offered to Lucas County residents.
 
Programs to be covered are: 
  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Medicaid Waiver Services/Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
  • Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Medicaid
  • Aged/Blind/Disabled (ABD) Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Assistance)
  • Ohio Works First (OWF/Cash Assistance)
  • Prevention/Retention/ and Contingency Program (PRC) 
  • Subsidized Child Care/ Publicly Funded Childcare (PFCC) Program
For questions on the topics to be covered at each session, please call 419.213.8716.
 
Fourth Fridays | noon to 1:30 p.m.
Mott | April 26 | Topic: Non-Citizen Medicaid Eligibility; Non-Citizen Emergency Medical Assistance (NCEMA) 
West Toledo | May 24
Oregon | June 28
Sanger | July 26
Heatherdowns | Aug. 23
South | Sept. 27
Lagrange | Oct. 25
Kent | Nov. 22
Locke | Dec. 27
 
Representatives will help connect community members with counseling for drug and alcohol addiction, reentry transition services, employee resource network, and more.
 
Schedule:
First Tuesdays | 2 – 4 p.m. | Sanger Branch
Third Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m. | Main Library
 
Resources include:
  • Behavioral health and counseling
  • Drug and alcohol addiction counseling
  • Emergency Choice Food Pantry
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee resource network
  • Financial stability program
  • Reentry transition services
The Pathways HUB system is a free program to help connect you to medical and social services throughout the community. Every Pathways HUB client is partnered with a Community Health Worker (CHW) to help you find and navigate resources to enjoy a healthier life.
 
Schedule:
First Mondays | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Lagrange
Second Mondays |noon – 2 p.m. | Birmingham 
Second Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mott (Beginning in May)
Fourth Fridays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library
 
Get Information about:   
  • Health/chronic disease management          
  • Infant mortality/preparing for a healthy baby
  • Food 
  • Finance  
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Mental health/stress management      
  • Education
  • Employment
 

Representatives from Owens Community College will be on hand to discuss the different adult learning paths that Owens offers and the financial assistance opportunities available, including grants and scholarships.

Schedule:
First Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Main Library
Second Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Oregon
Third Thursdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Mott
Third Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m. | Heatherdowns
Fourth Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Sanger

Learn more about:

  • Associate Degree programs
  • Short-term certificates in high-demand areas
  • Free GED classes
  • A four-week CDLA truck driving program
  • Prior Learning Assessment (earning college credit for work experience)

For more information, contact the Owens Admissions Office at 567.661-7777.

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center has served as a beacon of hope to people seeking help for any number of social and life issues, including problems related to substance abuse. Our program focuses on the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of those who participate. The program is generally provided without charge, and insurance is not necessary.

Schedule:
Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Main Library
For more information on program participation, call 419.241.2299 ext.3.

The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office that offers free legal advice to low-income residents. Residents can visit Library locations below to talk to an attorney privately about civil legal matters including debtor/creditor issues, foreclosures, bankruptcy advice, eviction, family law issues, and more. Services are walk up only (no appointment) and available on a first come, first served basis.

Schedule:
(W) May 15: 10 a.m. – noon | Washington
Consumer rights/bankruptcy

(W) Aug. 21: 10 a.m. – noon | West Toledo
Domestic relations/family law

(W) Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – noon | Main Library
Consumer rights/bankruptcy

The Ohio Justice Bus is powered by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, American Electric Power Foundation, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Presented in partnership by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, the Lucas County Law Library, and the Toledo Bar Association.

 
 
An Admission Representative from The University of Toledo will be available to discuss:
  • Transferring to UToledo or attending college for the first time
  • Returning to UToledo
  • Degree completion programs
  • Questions regarding the various majors
Schedule:

First Wednesday of each month | 1 – 5 p.m. | Sanger
Third Wednesday of each month | 1 – 5 p.m. | Mott

For more information contact Tony Dickens, Senior Admission Specialist at 419.5305877.

At the Thomas M. Wernert Center, peer supporters and members help each other on their journey toward mental health recovery and wellness. TMWC offers opportunities to engage in meaningful activities, make friends, find success, and have fun.

Schedule:
First Mondays | 1 – 4 p.m. | Main Library  

Members can choose from a wide array of educational, support, and recreational options based on interests and needs, including:

  • Educational classes
  • Support group sessions
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Recreational activities to reduce isolation and loneliness
    • Computer lab use and tech skills tutorials
    • Expressive art classes, supplies, and materials
    • Fitness room, equipment, and guided instruction
    • Gardening, games, activities, and local outings
  • Answer questions and refer to other community resources

To become a member, individuals must be 18 years of age or older, live in Lucas County, and receive mental health services. For more information, visit wernertcenter.org or call 419.242.3000.

With the TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), adults ages 19 and over can receive free one-to-one assistance with:
  • GED program referrals
  • Completing/processing college applications
  • Completing FAFSA applications
  • Student loan default resolution
  • Financial literacy training
  • Career exploration

Schedule:
First and third Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Mott
First Wednesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Lagrange
Second and Fourth Tuesdays | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Kent
Every Thursday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library

To schedule an appointment, call 567.661.7300.

United Way 211 is a free and anonymous information and referral service available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County with a health or human service need. Connect with Community Resource Advisors 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1 (or 800.650.HELP), by texting your zip code to 898-211, or by visiting the 2-1-1 to You table at Main Library.


Schedule:
Tuesdays | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library

Get information about:
  • Food, Housing and Utility Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And more!
Community Resource Advisors are trained to listen, ask questions, assess needs and connect callers to community resources from 2-1-1’s large database of national, state and local resources.