April 21, 2014

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Offices Closed for New Years

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and the entire day on Wednesday, January 1 for New Years. Offices will re-open on Thursday, January 2. Have a great holiday, and remember to… Read More…

Birth and Death Certificates Hours Thursday, 12-19

Vitals will be closed from 1:00pm – 4:30pm on Thursday, December 19, 2013.  Read More…

Offices Closed for Christmas

 The Lorain County General Health District will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will re-open on Thursday, December 26. Have a safe, healthy, and wonderful holiday! Read More…

Amherst Steele High School Wins Salad Bar Video Contest!

With childhood obesity at an all-time high, it is increasingly important to provide children with healthy lunch options at school. According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), salad bars are a great way to do so … plus, salads bars are a win-wi… Read More…

December Immunizations

The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) reminds all to check shot records and get vaccinated on time, but it’s never too late to start or get back on schedule.
 
David Covell, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner of the LCGHD advises resi… Read More…

Maintain Don’t Gain This Holiday Season!

Give yourself the gift of health and wellness this holiday season by maintaining your current weight, instead of focusing on losing weight.
 
5 Helpful Tips To Maintain Don’t Gain Weight This Holiday Season:
1. Stay Active-The Center for Di… Read More…

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving-November 28 & 29

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Our offices will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read More…

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving-November 28 & 29

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Our offices will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Read More…

December Fitness Walks

Join us every Monday in December at 5:30 p.m. at the Splash Zone in Oberlin for Fitness Walks! A FREE weekly walking group that walks INDOORS. Tis the season to get fit! Maintain don’t gain this holiday season and join us starting December 2 at 5:30 p… Read More…

Affordable Care Act Resources

Confused about the Affordable Care Act? You’re not alone! The Lorain County General Health District has compiled a list of resources  to help you understand the Affordable Care Act, and get covered. For more health information, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or give us a call at (440)-322-6367.

 

 

1. LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov
Visit this website to find help in your area. You can search by city and state or zip code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as Navigators, Application assisters, certified application counselors, State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Offices, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

 

 

2. https://www.healthcare.gov/ – Health Insurance Market Place
The Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll fill out an application and see all the health plans available in your area
The Marketplace will also tell you if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

 

3. http://benefits.ohio.gov – Ohio Benefits, Extending Medicaid Benefits
Visit this website to check your eligibility for Ohio Medicaid Coverage: Extending Medicaid to more Low-Income Ohioans
To see if you are eligible for Medicaid benefits, you can:

- Complete an application online, or
- Visit your local JFS office and complete an application with a case worker, or
- Call the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline at (800) 324-8680.

Beginning December 9, 2013, newly eligible adults will be able to submit applications through Benefits.Ohio.Gov for coverage starting on January 1, 2014.
Please Note: If you are a part of an existing Medicaid category and need coverage now, you can apply now.

 

4. www.ohioforhealth.org – The Ohio Associations of Foodbanks website provides:
Enrollment opportunity for Healthcare coverage, Frequently asked questions, Locate application assistance, or
Opportunities to attend an open presentation on the Affordable Care Act with Q & A session and on site assistance submitting application to The Healthcare Marketplace.

 

5. http://www.healthreformbeyondthebasics.org/ – The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

On this website you will find relevant webinars and materials that explain the major provisions of health reform and prepare advocates and state and local officials to work with consumers and the public to bring health reform online.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is hosting a series of in-depth “Beyond the Basics” policy webinars.
 

 

 

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