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Patient Self-Scheduling is Now Available!

We have a new patient self-scheduling tool which allows our patients to schedule appointments themselves. We encourage you to use it to schedule your upcoming visits with our medical providers. If you have questions about the new tool, please contact us at 419-354-9049.


Be Tobacco Free in 2023: Get Help through Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and Wood County Community Health Center

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 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.

Please Complete a Survey Regarding Your Opinions on Tobacco and Vaping 

We need your opinion! Please consider helping us by clicking here:…/COMMUNITY-SURVEY-ON-TOBACCO and completing this brief survey on tobacco and vaping in our community. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Missed Appointment Policy

Effective July 1, 2022, Wood County Health Department Community Health Center implemented a new missed appointment and cancellation policy. 

  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you are not guaranteed to be seen at that time. You could be asked to reschedule your appointment to prevent delays or inconveniences for other patients. 
  • Simply not showing up for an appointment is considered a no-show. After two no-show appointments within the past six months, you can still use the Health Center but only on a same-day scheduling basis for the next six months. 

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.

Getting Around Wood County: A Guide to Transportation Services

Do you need help getting to appointments? Great Lakes Community Action Partnership ( has put together a list of transportation providers and services in Wood County. The Getting Around Wood County guide has information on all types of transportation that residents can use. It includes a list of taxis, buses and medical transportation, and highlights providers that offer accessible services.
Wood County Transportation | Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (
NET Plus Transportation Service
NET Plus Transportation Service gives Wood County residents access to ADA-accessible, non-emergency transportation to medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, mental health and addiction treatment appointments and services in Wood, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties. To find out more, please call the hotline at 1-844-353-6779 or visit the NET Plus webpage at the following link.
Transportation Service-Wood County NET Plus | Wood County JFS

Health Center Earns PCMH Reaccreditation

Wood County Community Health Center was recently re-accredited as a Patient-Centered Medical Home with distinction in behavioral health integration by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This model emphasizes team-based care, communication and coordination, which has been shown to lead to better care and helps to better manage patients’ chronic conditions. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. 


“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Many times, behavioral health conditions are first identified by a primary care provider, so adding behavioral health care services in a primary care setting is a real opportunity for patients. It knocks down barriers to behavioral care and improves overall health,” O’Kane added. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations.