Community Health & Wellness

Make an Impact

Ensure everyone in our community can improve their health

Healthy, thriving residents make Toledo a better place to call home

When you give for community health programs, you help every person lead a fuller life

Our health and wellness services extend well beyond the walls of our hospitals, reaching into neighborhoods across northwest Ohio. But we depend on donors like you to support Mercy Health's Community Health services that provide important health screenings and wellness resources out in the community. Your giving ensures people have access to quality health care and support when and where it's most convenient for them. And often free of charge, to further help those who qualify because they lack insurance or the financial means to pay.

Community Health & Wellness

From Toledo to Tiffin and Defiance to Willard, people and communities across northwest Ohio benefit from your giving designated for Community Health and Wellness programs. The services provided by Mercy Health are informed by Community Health Needs Assessments conducted for each locale.

As critical needs arise and evolve, donations to the Mercy Health Foundation support funding for new programs and resources that residents depend on for better health and better quality of life. To date, community health initiatives have addressed infant mortality, healthy pregnancies, hunger and healthy food access, health screenings and mammograms, safe and revitalized neighborhoods and a number of other local needs. With your help, Mercy Health can continue to meet the future health and wellbeing needs of our communities.

Give Back

Share your blessings by giving to programs that benefit the entire community

Mobile Mammography Vehicle

For busy women, it can be hard to find time for their annual mammogram. Add in a lack of transportation or medical insurance and some women skip this important health screening altogether.

Mercy Health's donor-supported mobile mammography vehicle makes it convenient to walk in or make an appointment when the van is nearby in a woman's own neighborhood. Operating five days a week for up to 10 hours a day, the mobile unit visits neighborhoods across the Toledo metro area and offers state-of-the-art imaging for the most accurate results, with no doctor's order needed. And financial assistance is available for women who qualify.

Support Early Detection

Help give all women a convenient option for life-saving breast cancer screenings

Cherry Street Legacy Project

Toledo’s first hospital—today’s Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center—was built on Cherry Street in 1855. Since the beginning, Mercy Health has been committed to this neighborhood in Toledo's central city and invests millions of dollars into hospital services and toward revitalization projects in the surrounding area.

With help from donations and partnerships, Mercy Health actively works with local businesses and community groups to revitalize a two-mile stretch of Cherry Street to give residents a healthier, safer, more walkable and sustainable place to call home. Mercy Health Franklin Avenue Medical Center in the neighborhood provides clinics and physician offices for the whole family, offering a more convenient and affordable option for health care than the Emergency Department. Staff also conduct health screenings, wellness events and educational opportunities for residents.

Pay It Forward

Share your blessings to help Cherry Street residents have opportunities for a better life and a safer place to call home

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