Exceptional care, close to home.
Mercy Health — Youngstown proudly serves the health care needs of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. We strive to deliver compassionate care using state-of-the-art technology in an environment of comfort and spirituality – all with one goal: your health. We’re part of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in Ohio.
The mission of Mercy Health has remained steadfast since the Sisters of the Humility of Mary began providing health care services more than 100 years ago. Mercy Health’s core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service are upheld at all of our care locations, blending pioneering technology and innovative equipment to provide the best care possible.
Youngstown Farmers Market
The Youngstown Farmers market is a fresh fruit and vegetable prescription program offered to patients seen by a Mercy Health physician who have chronic health conditions and participate in SNAP/EBT program.
The Youngstown Farmers market happens every 2nd Wednesday of each month June through October at B&O Station Banquet Hall located at 530 Mahoning Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502.
For more information, call Saralee Greenfield at 330-480-2335.
Stepping Out! Program
Being fit and making healthier choices is never easy. But our Stepping Out program is a free and fun way to improve your health and reduce your risk for diabetes and heart disease. From fitness and healthy eating educational classes to free health screenings, your healthier lifestyle is just a phone call away.
Free classes and programs include:
- fitness activities, including line dancing, aerobics, Zumba, yoga and strength training
- health screenings, including weight, waist, body fat, BMI and blood pressure
Must be 18 or older to participate.
To register or learn more, call Doris Bullock, Project Coordinator, at 330-720-3293.
Fruit & Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program
To address and increase the accessibility as well as affordability of fresh, healthy foods, Mercy Health along with funding from the Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley initiated the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program, with the goal of assisting Mercy Health patients and community members achieve better health outcomes. The program provides direct financial support for healthy food purchases, increased awareness of the importance of healthy eating, and resources to prepare healthy meals on a budget.
The project is a collaboration between Mercy Health, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, Lake-to-River Food Co-op, and Howland Township. Many other individuals and organizations also assist by providing nutritional information, recipes, and cooking demonstrations, checking in patients and directing traffic at markets, and delivering produce to patients without transportation.
Who can participate?
Patients who have a Mercy Health physician and receive SNAP/EBT benefits are eligible to participate in the program. The program also serves a limited number of Mercy Health patients who do not receive SNAP/EBT benefits.
Patients are enrolled at their Mercy Health clinic or primary care site through staff and physician referrals if the patient could benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables. The enrollment period typically lasts from January through May of each year. Patients receive a welcome packet and vouchers to introduce them to the program, after which Community Health Education staff reach out to and follow up with enrolled patients on a monthly basis.
If you are a patient who would like to enroll in the program, contact your local Mercy Health physician. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, contact Community Health Education staff at 330-480-2335. Please note, that 2020 participation is filled, but as your community health provider, we are here to help.
Thank you to the following local farms:
- Huffman’s Fruit Farm
- Angiuli’s Farm Market
- Red Basket Farm – check out their brand new Good Intentions Market and Café in Kinsman
- Farm 153
- GROW Urban Farm
- Field Fresh Farm
- Salt Springs Farm
- Evergreen Hydroponics
Recipes and Cooking Tips
Find helpful recipes and cooking tips for the fruits, vegetables and spices available below:
If you are a current patient, please remember that you can always use our Produce Perks / SNAP Double Up program at participating stores. You do not need to sign up for that program and it is offered to anyone with a SNAP/EBT card. Simply purchase at least $5 of fruits and vegetables with your SNAP/EBT card at a participating store and ask the cashier how to receive a $5 voucher for free fruits and vegetables to use on your next visit. Participating locations are listed below.
- Cultivate Café
- Cornersburg Sparkle
- South Avenue Save a Lot
- Gypsy Lane Save a Lot
- Lincoln Knolls Save a Lot
- Nemenz IGA
- South Avenue Sparkle
- Parkman Road Sparkle
- Warren Save a Lot
- Niles Sparkle