Quit smoking programs
The Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers quit-smoking and power-to-quit-smoking kits. Kits are available from the Learn To Live Line, 410-222-7979, or from the Spanish language Line, 410-222-4479. Also, quit-smoking classes are offered at the following health providers:
•Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Health Sciences Institute, Annapolis. Information: 443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE. Free self-help information to help adults and teens quit smoking.
•Owensville Primary Care, 134 Osensville Road, West River. Information: 410-867-4700.
Vision, hearing screenings
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides in-school vision and hearing screenings to students in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade and for students new to Anne Arundel County schools. Students in the following schools will be screened in November.
•Annapolis Elementary, Monday, Nov. 26.
•Glen Burnie Park Elementary, Glendale Elementary, Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28.
•The Phoenix Center of Annapolis, Wednesday, Nov. 28.
•Hilltop Elementary, Southern Middle, Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30.
For additional information contact, Kim Roussey, vision and hearing technician supervisor, 410-222-6838.
The Department of Health will provide seasonal flu vaccinations at the following walk-in clinics. Both nasal-spray and injectable vaccinations will be available.
•Glen Burnie Health Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 416 A St. S.W., Glen Burnie. Information: 410-222-6633.
•Parole Health Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis. Information: 410-222-7247.
The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu vaccine for anyone 6 months or older. Information: 410-222-7343 or visit aahealth.org.
Men's health kits
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health offers free men's health kits with information on prostate health and colorectal cancer screening, as well as the HIM magazine, which includes information on sun safety, smoking, nutrition and other men's health tips. To order a kit, call the Learn to Live Line at 410-222-7979. For information, go to learntolivehealthy.org.