Offered Monthly- Call our clinic to participate in an upcoming Class! Topics of classes include breastfeeding basics, breastfeeding positions, managing problems, and how to know baby is getting enough milk.
Dental varnish is a fluoride application that prevents tooth decay. We offer fluoride varnish from first tooth eruption through 5 years of age. We also provide dental screenings and can complete the school dental screening form for children.
Available to women up to 5 days after sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Emergency Contraception will not interrupt an established pregnancy or harm a developing embryo.
We provide yearly biometric screenings for state employees to fulfill their Living Well Promise.
Our nurses are trained to check for lice/nits and can provide clearance for children to return to school after treatment.
We carry all routine vaccinations for infants, children, and adults to protect against vaccine preventable diseases throughout a person’s lifespan as well as COVID vaccines. We also provide some specialty vaccines such as typhoid and rabies if approved. For more info on vaccination schedules for children and adults.
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can cause developmental and health problems. We offer lead screening and testing for children ages 1-5 years of age.
Medical Nutritional Therapy is nutrition counseling provided by a Registered Dietitian. MNT is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their symptoms using a tailored food plan developed and monitored by our Registered Dietitian. MNT can help reduce the risk of developing complications in pre-existing conditions such as diabetes as well as decreasing the effects of existing conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.
We offer pregnancy testing with linkage to resources and programs for women who test positive or negative. For those who are positive, we can provide Proof of Pregnancy and Presumptive Eligibility (short-term Medicaid) for those who qualify.
We monitor reports of all KY reportable communicable diseases for our county and conduct interviews, provide education, and manage outbreaks when needed. See our reportable disease page for information on reporting and disease info.
We provide testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, and Hep C. For those who test positive, we offer treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia as well as linkage to treatment services for Hep C and HIV.
We offer TB skin testing as well as care for people who have TB Infection and TB Disease.
Health physicals which include hearing, vision, and dental screenings from birth through 21 years of age. Hemoglobin, lead, and dental varnish may be available during the visit according to age as well as any needed immunizations. Well Child exams meet the school physical requirement for preschool, school entry, and 6th grade. The health department does not have the ability to perform sports physicals.
Women’s Exams and birth control are no longer provided at our health department at this time. Sterling Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center that offers these services and also has a sliding scale which allows charges for these services to be discounted for those who qualify based on household income. They can be reached by calling: 859-404-7686. The Post-Clinic also provides services at discounted rates/no charge based on income and can be reached at 859-498-0231.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that serves infants, children (up to the age of 5), and pregnant and postpartum women. Participants get the latest nutrition and breastfeeding support from our Registered Dietician and Nurses to ensure babies, children, and mom’s stay healthy. WIC is proven to improve birth outcomes, nutrition of participants, and cognitive development of infants and children. Check out our WIC page for more information!