HomeHealthHealth Notes December 2023/January 2024

Health Notes December 2023/January 2024

Mercy Health partners with RIP Medical Debt

Mercy Health and RIP Medical Debt reached a new agreement to alleviate $7.22 million of medical debt almost 5000 area patients with financial obligations related to health care costs. RIP, a national nonprofit that uses donated funds to buy out medical debt belonging to financially burdened individuals,  has acquired — and abolished — more than $10 billion of medical debt, helping over 7 million families nationwide, addressing a major social determinant of health. Visit mercy.com or email Daniel.Lempert@ripmedicaldebt.org.


BuchuVida Tea Party

Each month, BuchuVida hosts an afternoon filled with exquisite flavors and heartwarming conversations. Engage in conversations with tea experts, expand your tea knowledge and discover the art of brewing and pairing. Food and tea provided. $20 suggested donation. RSVP required. Sunday, Dec. 17. 1 pm. 24124 Front St, Grand Rapids. 419-830-3055. buchuvida.com 


New COVID-19 booster prevents virus

The newest COVID-19 vaccine, updated to closely target variants currently circulating and to shield  individuals from severe cases that could result in hospitalization and death,  is now available in various pharmacies across Lucas County. The FDA recommends the  vaccine for anyone aged six months and older. For eligibility and health information, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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