Wood County Hospital offers a variety of community resources designed to assist residents in our community in maintaining their health and safety. These programs include the Sharps Container Disposal, Lifeline Medical Alert System, Wheeled Meals, the Prescription Drug Take-Back, our Speakers Bureau and information about the Community Health Assessment.
Click on a program name below to learn more.
Sharps Container Program
For the area resident who has need for medication injections, safe disposal of needles, syringes and disposable lancets is difficult. Medical waste from private residences may present risk to waste handlers since it may be contaminated with hepatitis, HIV, or other diseases.
Wood County Hospital provides a sharps container and disposal free of charge through our laboratory. This program is provided for the private sector only. All professionals and businesses are regulated under state and federal infectious waste laws and may not participate.
How the program works:
- Contact the Wood County Hospital Environmental services director at (419) 354-8923 to set up an appointment to enroll in this program.
- Once you are enrolled in the program, you may pick-up a red sharps container from Wood County Hospital Laboratory.
- Perform your routine blood test or injection. Do not clip, break or recap needles. Place syringes and lancets directly into the red sharps container
- Store your red sharps container in a safe place away from children and don’t overfill the container
- Do not close and lock the container until it is filled and you are ready to exchange it.
- When the container is full, use the locking mechanism on the sharps container lid to secure it. You can also use strips of tape across the top.
- Return the sealed container to the Wood County Hospital Laboratory and pick up a new sharps container.
To learn more about the Sharps Container Program, call the Wood County Hospital Environmental Services Department at (419) 354-8923.
Wood County Hospital offers the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to area residents. Lifeline can help you maintain your independence, and also give your family peace of mind. Lifeline is an easy-to-use medical alert service designed to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button.
The Lifeline Personal Help Button connects you to a trained Personal Response Associate who can send help quickly – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.The service offers security and peace of mind for your and your family.
Getting the Lifeline service is quick and simple.
Lifeline gives you greater peace of mind and adds to the safety you need to live independently in your own home. There is no equipment to buy and no long-term contract to sign.
For more information on Wood County Hospital Lifeline services, call (419) 373-4168.
Wheeled Meals provides more than 25,000 meals annually to elderly, homebound residents living within the Bowling Green city limits. A team of volunteers delivers three meals at a time to each subscriber Monday through Friday and holidays. Wood County Hospital contributions enable participants to pay a reduced cost to needs qualified candidates.
For more information about Wheeled Meals, call (419) 354-8965.
Wood County Hospital offers a Speakers Bureau for groups and organizations interested in having a speaker provide information and education about health-related issues. Our Speakers Bureau includes health professionals from a variety of disciplines who can discuss and answers questions regarding some of on a variety of topics. Some of the topics include, but are not limited to.
- Fitness and exercise
- Stress management
- Personal Safety
- First aid
- Prostate Screenings/PSA
- Self-breast examination/mammograms/Pap tests
- Menopause and hormone replacement therapy
- Colon Cancer risks
- Tobacco cessation
- Sun safety
- Caring for aging parents
- Parent/child relationships
- Hand hygiene
- Prevention and management of MRSA
- Preparing for Pandemic Influenza
- Back Health
Customized programs can be developed to suit your organization’s needs. The programs usually take 20-30 minutes with additional time for questions and answers. To learn more, call Wellness Works at (419) 354-8887 or click here.
Prescription Drug Take-back
Wood County residents who have prescription and over-the-counter drugs that they wish to dispose of can now do so at two area locations:
The following items can be returned:
Tablets, caplets, and all other solid dosage forms of medication. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
What can Not be returned
Liquids, plastics, glass pill containers, bio-hazards, used and unused syringes, drug paraphernalia or other medical waste or contaminants.
Wood County Drop Off Locations
Bowling Green Police Division
175 West Wooster St.
Second floor by the dispatch office
Bowling Green, OH
Wood County Sheriff's Office
1960 E. Gypsy Lane Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Community Health Assessment
Wood County Hospital is pleased to be part of the Wood County Health Partners, who as a collaborative group completed the Wood County Community Health Assessment. This comprehensive Community Health Assessment is the result of a strong commitment by dedicated community partners working together to improve the health and quality of life of Wood County residents.
For a full report click here Community Health Assessment (Entire Report)