HEALTH CARE SERVICES

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:
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
Request by at-home COVID test kist by telephone from any location.
 
These test kits were purchased by the State of Ohio with a request from the Governor to distribute at libraries.
TLCPL can connect you with Trained Navigators that will walk you through every step in the heath 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 hours of this service are:
 
Tuesday locations:
South Branch Spanish speaking navigation available
Call 419.419-770-4269 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

Community Nurses are at select TLCPL locations from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to conduct free flu shots, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight screenings. No appointment is needed, all services are first-come, first-served.
  • First Mondays: Kent Branch
  • Fourth Mondays: Lagrange Branch
  • Second Tuesdays: Sanger Branch
  • Fourth Tuesdays: Heatherdowns Branch
  • First Wednesdays: Birmingham Branch
  • Fourth Wednesdays: King Road Branch
  • Fourth Thursday – Point Place Branch
  • First Fridays: Main Library
  • Second Fridays: West Toledo Branch
  • Third Fridays: Oregon Branch
  • Fourth Friday – South Branch

(Tu) April 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
South Branch – 1736 Broadway Street Toledo, Ohio 43609

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

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).
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 – Holland Branch, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Second Wednesdays – Reynolds Corners Branch, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

SOCIAL SERVICE 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.

Every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Main Library
  • 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

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.

(Tu) February 14: 10 a.m. – noon | Main Library | Domestic Relations Clinic
 
(Tu) May 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sanger Branch | Consumer Clinic
 
(Tu) August 15: 10 a.m. – noon | Mott Branch | Domestic Relations Clinic
 
(Tu) November 14: 10 a.m. – noon |West Toledo Branch | Consumer Clinic
 

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.

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.
 
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:
 
Second Tuesdays – Mott: 11-2
Third Tuesdays – South: 11-2
Fourth Tuesdays – Locke: 11-2

First Tuesdays from 1 – 4 p.m. | Sanger Branch
First Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. | Kent Branch
Third Tuesdays from 1 – 4 p.m. | Oregon Branch
First Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. | Main Library

  • 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
OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Lucas County will be at various Library branches to provide tools, resources, and assistance necessary to help individuals create and facilitate a successful job search plan. Walk-in welcome. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment, you can call 419.213.5627 to register, however appointments are not necessary.

Schedule:
Mondays, 1 – 5 p.m.
First Mondays – Lagrange
Second Mondays – South
Third Mondays – Reynolds Corners
Fourth Mondays – Mott

Thursdays, 1 – 5 p.m.
First Thursdays – Oregon
Second Thursdays – Washington
Third Thursdays – Kent
Fourth Thursdays – Sanger

Services provided:
  • OMJ Registration
  • How to navigate OMJ
  • Skill assessments
  • Resume development
  • Assistance with cover letters
  • How to showcase skills and abilities
  • Job search techniques
  • Interview preparation
  • Referrals to partnering organizations
Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at various locations.
 
First Thursdays | Main Library | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Second Thursdays | Oregon Branch | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Third Thursdays | Mott Branch | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fourth Thursdays | Locke Branch | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
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.
 
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.
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
TRIO EOC is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. 
To schedule an appointment, call (567) 661-7300.
 
First and third Tuesdays: Mott | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
First and Third Wednesdays: Sanger 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays: Kent 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Every Thursday: Main | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Tuesdays at Main Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
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.
 
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.
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio and Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is onsite at Main Library to help connect you to vital resources like Child Care Resource and Referral, Youth Development, Victim Services, Healthy Connections and Racial Justice, and permanent Housing.
 
Conveniently located at the parking garage level at Main Library. Free parking.
 
Hours:
Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Call 419-255-5519 to schedule an appointment (walk ins welcome, scheduling preferred).