LCHD to host health care fair in Oberlin

By Valerie Urbanik -

A community-wide health fair will be held this Thursday at Depot Park on South Main Street, Oberlin — and it’s taking aim at improving services to the southern portion of Lorain County.

The event will be hosted from 1-3 p.m. by Lorain County Health and Dentistry in conjunction with National Health Center Week.

LCHD is expected to open in Oberlin at the end of the year by Depot Park and will have a mobile truck set up from September through December to start seeing patients with a focus on Wellington and surrounding townships.

Outreach and volunteer coordinator Rebecca Shaw said the organization wanted to host the fair in Oberlin to get to know local residents, invite them to visit the center, and raise awareness of health care.

“It’s just a great opportunity to bring people together to promote their services and bring people together in the community,” she said. “For us, it’s a great opportunity to say hello.”

Other organizations that will be at the event are the Nord Center, Molina Healthcare, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Resource Mothers Program, United Healthcare Community Plan, Lorain County Community College, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and Oberlin’s recreation department.

Groups will hand out information and talk to people about their health and what their organizations can do to help.

Shaw said Lorain County Health and Dentistry has been providing services to residents for 13 years and hopes to be helping people 100 years from now.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

By Valerie Urbanik