Most people know quitting tobacco is an important step in protecting their health and the health of their loved ones. In fact, most people who smoke have tried to quit.But fewer than one in 10 people are able to quit for good without the help of coaching or nicotine quit medications. Resources are available to help people who smoke, vape or use other tobacco products leave tobacco behind.
Ohio Quitline: The Ohio Quitline is a free tobacco cessation program for Ohio residents, based on proven strategies that have helped more than 1.5 million people quit tobacco. Through the Quitline, professional quit coaches and an online community provide the support you need, as well as free access to nicotine quit medications. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to get started or go to https://ohio.quitlogix.org/en-US/About-The-Program/Quitline-Programs to get more information, chat with a coach or sign up online. When you call or go online to contact the Quitline via live chat, you’re immediately connected to a qualified quit coach who will work with you to understand your situation, prescribe nicotine replacement therapy and provide other strategies to help you stop using products with nicotine.
Wood County Community Health Center Wellness Resources: Wood County Community Health Center also provides counseling, including support to help you quit smoking. Our multi-disciplinary team works alongside you to help develop a plan to quit smoking. We can work in tandem with the support you get through the Quitline or provide help with other issues you may be facing such as anxiety or depression.” Call 419-354-9049 to make an appointment.
Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit or have already quit but need help making it permanent, the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and Wood County Community Health Center can help you be tobacco free in 2023.
Effective July 1, 2022, Wood County Health Department Community Health Center implemented a new missed appointment and cancellation policy.
Keeping your appointment is very important to maintain your health. When we schedule appointments, we set aside time and resources to meet your needs and we must ensure our providers’ time. When a patient shows up more than 10 minutes late or fails to cancel the appointment ahead of time and is a no-show, it blocks our schedule and other patients who need medical care are unable to be seen as that appointment time was held for the scheduled patient.
Please make every effort to keep your appointments. As a courtesy, we send out reminder texts for appointments, so please make sure that we have your current contact information. If you are unable to attend an appointment, we request you cancel your appointment ahead of time. To cancel your appointment, please call 419-354-9049 and leave your name, date of birth, and the appointment date and time you need to cancel, or you may send a message through the patient portal.
Phase one of our renovation project is complete! Our waiting area has been expanded and we have added exam rooms and a behavioral health area. Effective Monday, March 20, 2023, all health center patients can once again park in the front of the building and enter the health center through our main front doors and will no longer need to enter the temporary east side entrance. Our pharmacy area is nearly complete. The pharmacy will remain in its current temporary location until further notice.
Additional renovations will be taking place in stages but Health Center services will continue as normal. Please excuse our appearance during these renovations. We are excited about these improvements and look forward to providing expanded services as this project moves towards completion.