How to Support Someone Living with Sickle Cell Disease

How to Support Someone Living with Sickle Cell Disease Did you know that more than 100,000 Americans are living with sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited hematological disorders that can lead to widespread damage and chronic pain from bone and joint damage, ulcers, and other causes. According to the Centers for [...]

No One Turned Away

Do you live in Lucas County and are in need of quality health care and have been turned away in the past? NHA will never turn anyone away, regardless of their ability to pay. We understand that in this life there are hardships and that everyone has their own unique story. We are here to [...]

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

SICKLE CELL AWARENESS MONTH As we wrap up Sickle Cell Awareness month, here are a few facts about Sickle Cell Diseases and a few things you can do to prepare yourself and/or help: About 1 in 13 African Americans carry the sickle cell trait, and many do not know they have it. • An estimated [...]

What does PCP mean?

What does PCP mean? You may often hear the term PCP used in health care. But do you know what it means? PCP stands for Primary Care Provider. Primary care is general health care. Primary care is often your first step in addressing your health care needs. Studies suggest that those who have a PCP [...]

Getting to Know Your New Provider

Getting to Know Your New Provider Getting to know your new health care provider is important. At NHA, we encourage all new patients to ask questions so that they feel comfortable with the care they receive. We have a patient-centered model of health care, which we means we put our patients at the center of [...]

What Is A Midwife?

WHAT IS A MIDWIFE? The word midwife literally means ‘with woman’. When we hear the word we immediately think of babies being born. Traditionally, a midwife was someone—almost always a woman—who assisted other women during the labor and delivery process of giving birth. Today there are two types of midwives: A lay midwife and a [...]