Health & Other Services
Blood Pressure Screening
Blood pressure screenings are available at the Senior Center every Thursday from 11 a.m. - Noon. There is no charge for the screening.
Emergency Monitoring System
The Village of Richfield offers a VRI Medical Alert monitoring system which is installed in home with a necklace or wristband. In the event of an emergency, the service, when activated, notifies police, fire and emergency medical services via an alarm company.
There is a monthly fee of $15 which includes monitoring and equipment. The service is sponsored by the Richfield Fire Department.Services are also offered through the Township office.
To obtain a Life Alert, call Mike Lester at the fire department, 330-659-9400.
Flu and pneumonia shots are administered each fall by Maxim Health Systems. The fee is determined by Maxim at the time of vaccination.
Meals are prepared by Regina Health Center and are delivered to participants by volunteers, around noon. Meals are provided seven days a week for $3 per day. To arrange for delivery of meals, call Ilse at 330-659-4306.
A podiatrist is available every other month for minor foot problems, including toenail clipping. A $20 fee is charged. Serious foot problems can be referred to the doctor's practice.
Take Me Home: Sheriff's Office Program
In 2007, Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh partnered with the Sheriff's Office to launch a countywide database for individuals who have difficulty communicating their names and information in an emergency situation.
Called Take Me Home, this database contains photographs of the individuals along with disability descriptions and contacts that can be utilized by law enforcement officials if the individual is lost or strays from home.
Every police department in Summit County participates and belongs to the program's Advisory Board.
For More Information
For more information on how to register for Take Me Home, contact Leslie Knoblauch in the Summit County Prosecutor's Office at 330-643-2800 or by email.
Did You Know?
In September 2012, the state launched a new registration database accessible only by law enforcement officials that allows Ohio drivers to provide emergency contact information in case of a serious accident. Individuals may provide their name, address, telephone number and at least one emergency contact. For registration, visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.