Mercy Health offers a wide array of community wellness programs to support our communities. Below you will find a listing of our programs and resources in and around the Toledo, Ohio region. All of these programs are free of charge.

Healthy Connections Department

Help Me Grow and Early Head Start Home Visiting

Our Healthy Connections Home Visitation Programs serve expectant moms and families with children up to 3 years of age. Our home visitors can help support you through your pregnancy and prepare for your baby’s arrival. After your baby is born, our home visitors are there to help you provide for the emotional, physical, developmental and health care needs of your child. Services include: developmental screenings, parent education, social support and linkage with community resources. For more information on Help Me Grow, please call 419-251-2282 (Lucas and Wood County residents) or 419-226-4339 (Allen County residents). For more information on Early Head Start services, please call 419-251-2343. 

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Pathways

Our Pathways Care Coordinators provide support for at-risk expectant moms. We can help you navigate the healthcare system, link you with needed social services, such as housing, transportation, food and clothing, and help you prepare for your baby’s arrival. For more information, call 419-251-2453.

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Mother and Child Dependency Program

Our specialized case management services help improve outcomes for opiate-using pregnant mothers and their babies. Our case manager can help you find an OB who is knowledgeable about addictions, reduce barriers to following through with prenatal care and substance abuse treatment, provide on-going support to stay sober, and connect you with available community resources and needed baby items. For more information, call 419-251-4504. The Mother and Child Dependency Program is made possible with funding from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. To learn more about the Mental Health and Recovery Services board, click Learn More below.

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Baby and Me Tobacco-Free

Did you know that quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to protect your health and the health of your baby? We are committed to helping pregnant moms quit smoking. To learn more about the program and how you can earn free diapers, call 419-251-2453.

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Mercy Kids in Action

Mercy Health is committed to keeping kids healthy. Mercy Kids in Action works to keep kids healthy and reduce the rate of childhood obesity by encouraging them to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, to choose water instead of sugary drinks, to participate in at least 60 minutes of exercise each day, to get plenty of rest and to limit screen time. The program conducts outreach activities in the community and is available to do classroom presentations. For more information, call 419-251-1246.

Other Community Wellness Programs

Chronic Disease

Starting Fresh Program

In this program, physicians provide prescriptions for patients to attend the program. It consists of a series of six weekly evidence-based diabetes self-management sessions followed by monthly group support. Patients receive samples of fresh produce as a snack at each session, and they take home a grocery bag of fresh fruit and vegetables. Monthly group support sessions have guest speakers and focus on topics relevant to diabetic patients. For more information, call 419-251-2477.

Healthy U – Chronic Disease

Healthy U is a chronic disease self-management program that helps adults of any age gain confidence in their ability to manage symptoms and understand how their health problems affect their lives. Individuals participate in an interactive workshop 2 1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Healthy U was developed by researchers at Stanford University, and is offered in Ohio through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Health and Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. For more information, call 419-251-2153.

Healthy U – Diabetes

Healthy U Diabetes is a diabetes self-management program that builds on the successful structure of Healthy U, but is tailored specifically for adults living with type 2 diabetes. Like Healthy U, this program is conducted in a series of six, 2 1/2 hour weekly workshops at locations within your community. Healthy U: Diabetes was developed by researchers at Stanford University, and is offered in Ohio through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Health and Area Office on Aging Northwestern Ohio, Inc. For more information, call 419-251-2153.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Take control of diabetes with DEEP, the educational workshop that encourages small lifestyle changes and provides important information about your diabetes and the way it affects your health. Individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes participate in interactive workshop 2 hours a week for six weeks. For more information, call 419-251-2153.

Mercy Outreach Program

This program provides social support to members of the community considered to be at risk for poor health outcomes and/or suffer from chronic conditions. The program provides support through home intervention efforts that do the following: 1) teach patients coping skills to prevent re-hospitalization; 2) provide resources (pharmaceutical, transportation and housing); 3) develop support systems for family. For more information, call 419-251-8561.

Education

Mercy Cancer Center Education Community Outreach

Provides education and support to patients and families who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. Provides education and resource information about cancer prevention, early detection and treatment in the community. For more information, call 567-368-1573.

S.O.A.R. Program

S.O.A.R., Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery, is a program in which survivors of burn injuries are trained to assist new burn patients and their families on their personal journey through a burn injury to recovery and beyond. For more information, call 419-251-2142.

Stroke Education

Education for patients, families and staff members in regards to Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke signs, symptoms, and treatment. For more information, call 419-251-4067.

Stop the Bleed – Save a Life

Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, Stop the Bleed, an initiative to prevent excessive bleeding in emergencies, was established by the American College of Surgeons to limit deaths from violent injuries. By teaching civilians how to act as immediate responders, they can limit the trauma from severs blood loss and help save lives. For more information, call 419-251-3230.

Financial Assistance

Marguerite d’Youville Program

The Marguerite d’Youville Program serves individuals who are facing a crisis in their life.
For more information, call 419-251-2632.

Magnet Resources

Adult Pathways HUB

Adult Pathways HUB is a program designed to improve overall health in adults living with chronic disease by improving access to care, and helping to eliminate social determinants of health. For more information, call 419-251-2477.

Mobile Services

Mercy Health St. Charles Mobile Health Van

The mobile health van transports comprehensive health and wellness opportunities to off-campus locations within the region we serve. For more information, call 419-696-5443.

Health Screening Services

Community Health Screenings

Provides health screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings within the community. For more information, call 419-251-2153.

MAP Program

Mercy, along with a grant from Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, has created a program to provide financial support for breast cancer education and mammograms to patients in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa Counties in Ohio and Monroe County in Michigan. For more information, call 419-696-2157.

Senior Services

Senior Screening Services

Senior Screening Services provides monthly vital sign screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol readings to compliment area senior center lunch and activity schedules. For more information, call 419-696-5443.

Mercy Senior Wellness Center

Our goal is to be the health and wellness HUB within the community keeping seniors healthy – mind, body and spirit. Mercy Health brings its expertise in the field of health and wellness to provide seniors an opportunity to live healthier lives. A variety of programming is offered including health education classes, presentations by health professionals, free health screenings, Tai Chi, physical activity programs and free dental cleanings. For more information, call 419-251-8930.

Tobacco Cessation

Mercy Tobacco Education Services

Mercy Tobacco Education Services provides prevention and cessation programming to the region we serve to decrease the rate of tobacco use by adults and youth. For more information, call 419-696-5443.

Women & Children

Activity Academy

A fun and interactive program that teaches the importance of healthy living and exercise to youth ages 5-12. For more information, call 419-251-2477.

Bicycle Safety Program

A bicycle and helmet safety classroom presentation coordinated through Mercy Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Toledo. For more information, call 419-251-2142.

Crying Baby Hotline

Mercy Health's Crying Baby Hotline is an anonymous line for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers throughout northwest Ohio to seek help around the clock. Callers are coached through head-to-toe assessments of their babies to determine whether discomfort, overstimulation, hunger, fever, teething, or another condition is making them cry, and then they are directed on what to do. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 419-251-5555 or 1-877-251-5437 and ask for extension 5555.

F.A.C.E. the Fact/Youth Fire Setters Program

“F.A.C.E. The Fact” program helps deter juvenile fire setting. Through Family and Child Education, the program helps children F.A.C.E. the Fact that fire is extremely dangerous. For more information, call 419-251-2142.

Shots for Tots

As a partner with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, Mercy Health Toledo offers a nurse at no cost to the administer vaccines at three area sites. For more information, call 419-696-5443.