East Palestine health assessment clinic opening Tuesday
Over two weeks have passed since the train derailment disaster in East Palestine and many residents still feel uneasy about the possibility of feeling short or even long term effects from toxic chemicals.
That's why the Ohio Department of Health has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with U.S. and Ohio EPAs to open up a clinic to address these concerns.
Starting Tuesday, folks can get checked out by specialists at this clinic.
The clinic will be located at the First Church of Christ on Market Street. Columbiana County Health District Public Information Officer, Laura Fauss tells 21 News nurses, nurse practitioners and toxicologists will all be on site to answer any questions residents may have.
"At the town hall, we heard a lot of concerns and people aren't getting answers, so this is a good one-on-one situation to be able to talk with somebody about what they might have been exposed to when they were in the area," Fauss said.
This clinic is for East Palestine residents only. Anyone who shows up must bring proof of residency. Officials will decide whether or not to take people from other communities at a later time.
In addition, this clinic is appointment only, meaning no walk-ins are accepted. To make an appointment call 234-564-7755 or 234-564-7888. A full list of dates and times can be found here.