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August 27, 2013

Health Notes: Aug. 27, 2013

Dental Clinic to hold appointments

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Health Mobile Dental Clinic is on the road this summer.

The “clinic on wheels” aims to serve residents of outlying communities, where limited resources and travel are obstacles for receiving timely dental care. The vehicle is fully registered, licensed and insured in New York state and is certified to provide dental care by the State Department of Health. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. Self-pay patients are also welcome. Care will be provided on a shared basis by the hospital’s dentists through October.

Here are the clinics: AuSable Forks, Black Brook town parking lot, 18 North Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, and Oct. 10, 11, 14 and 22; Long Lake, Geiger Arena, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 and Oct. 7; Tupper Lake Municipal Park, 17 Demars Blvd., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 17 and 30, and Oct. 4, 17 and 18; and Vermontville, 7 Cold Brook Road (parking behind Town Hall), 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, and Oct. 1 and 21.

To make an appointment, call 523-1122 or (888) 523-2632.

The schedule is also posted online at www.adirondackhealth.org and at www.facebook.com/AdirondackMedicalCenter.

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Blood drive at Masonic Lodge 834

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge 834 in conjunction with the CVPH North Country Regional Blood Center, will be conducting a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 219 Station St.

Anyone who is generally healthy, not currently sick, does not have a cold sore or other viral infection and weighs at least 110 pounds may donate. Donors must also be at least 18 years old. Drink plenty of liquids and eat a hearty meal at least four hours before donating blood.

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Thera-Pets sets fall programs

PERU — Thera-Pets, a animal-assisted therapy program, has opened registration for its programs this fall.

Any child can sign up for the Saturday morning group for children but preference is given to those with developmental challenges. 

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