Events

Wellness Wednesday & FREE Safe Needle Drop Off

Dates

Feb. 7, 2018
7:30 am - 10:30 am

Location

Gaylord

Otsego Memorial Hospital

Join us on the 1st Wednesday of most months for a health screening that includes:

  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Glucose Level
  • Triglycerides & LDL (if fasting)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Score
  • Body Muscle & Fat Percentage
  • Blood Pressure & Pulse

Participants receive all test results at the time of the screening. Results take about 15 minutes. Health consultation and educational materials will be tailored to individual results by an OMH Registered Nurse.

The cost of the screening is just $15 per person.

Patients seen in order of arrival. Contact the Community Health Education Office at (989) 731-7718 for more information.

Wednesday, February 7th from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Hospital Lobby.

*Note: In the event of a school closing, OMH events will be cancelled, as well.

Date & Times

  • Feb.07
    7:30 am - 10:30 am

Cost

$15

FREE Safe Needle Drop Off Now Available At Every Wellness Wednesday

Sharps are only to be accepted in a puncture-proof container (details below). No boxes or bags, please.

Pills and liquids will not be accepted.

  • FDA Approved Sharps Container

    The FDA recommends that used needles and other sharps be immediately placed in FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers. FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers are generally available through pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers, and online.

    The FDA has evaluated the safety and effectiveness of these containers and has cleared them for use by health care professionals and the public to help reduce the risk of injury and infections from sharps.

  • Alternative Sharps Disposal Containers

    If an FDA-cleared container is not available, we recommend using a heavy-duty plastic household container as an alternative. The container should be leak-resistant, remain upright during use and have a tight fitting, puncture-resistant lid, such as a plastic laundry detergent container.

    Household containers should also have the same basic features of a good sharps disposal container:

    • Made of a heavy-duty plastic
    • Able to close with a tight-fitting, puncture-resistant lid, without sharps being able to come out
    • Upright and stable during use
    • Leak-resistant
    • Properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside the container.