Free medication check available at Westlake Center

Do you ever wonder whether or not your medicine is working for you? Are you on the right medicine at the correct dose? There is actually a simple, painless test that can give information to you and your doctor about how you metabolize medicine. The test will be available Friday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road. Again, it is quick and painless and just involves a simple swab of the cheek. 

The test is covered 100 percent by traditional Medicare, Medicare HMO’s, TriCare and several other insurances. There are no copays or balance bill. Simply bring your Medicare/insurance card, a photo ID (such as driver’s license), and a list of all of the medications you take.  You must call 440-899-3544 to schedule an appointment time. The results of this test will then be sent to both you and your doctor. 

In addition, the Westlake Center for Community Services will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic Day on Monday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Again, a reservation is required. Schedule your appointment by calling 440-899-3544. Appointments will be available for those aged 14 or older.

The flu shots are administered by Maxim, so check your insurance plan for coverage. For those NOT covered by insurance, the cost is $31.99. Both regular and high-dose vaccines are available, so please indicate your choice when registering. Don’t forget to wear short sleeves!

The staff and programs available through the Westlake Center are dedicated to helping our citizens Live Well and Age Well. For a complete listing of our services, and link to our monthly newsletter, go to our website at; click on the City Departments tab and then the Community Services tab. You can also visit us and receive a tour. 

Lydia Gadd

I am the Director of the Community Services Department for the City of Westlake. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Volume 6, Issue 19, Posted 10:07 AM, 09.16.2014