A welcoming space and friendly treatment are hallmarks of the MCHD clinic.
Contact us at 859-498-3808.
Assure Women’s Health Program – Through Sterling Health Care to provide Family Planning and Breast and Cervical Cancer ScreeningSTD Testing & Treatment
Breast Feeding Classes
Child Fatality Review/Grief Counseling
Dental Flouride Varnish – From first tooth through age 5.
Family Planning– Provided by Sterling Health, 859-404-7686.
Go365 Health Screenings – (formerly Humana Vitality Screenings) For state employees to fulfill their Living Well Promise.
HANDS Assessments – H.A.N.D.S. is a voluntary, researched based education program for expectant parents and parents that are interested in learning about their child’s brain, motor, social and emotional development and so much more.
Head Checks – For lice/nits; to provide clearance for pre-school children to return to school after being sent home due to to having lice.
Immunizations – Adult and Childhood.
Lead Screening & Testing – Ages 1 – 5.
Nutrition Counseling/Managed Nutritional Therapy – Managed Nutritional Therapy is nutrition counseling provided by a Registered Dietitian. MNT is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored food plans devised and monitored by a Registered Dietitian. The role of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) when administered by a Registered Dietitian is to reduce the risk of developing complications in pre-existing conditions such as diabetes as well as decrease the effects any existing conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, etc.
Pregnancy Test/Presumptive Eligibility
Referral to Community Health Worker for Case Manager of Chronic Disease Management – Finding medical home, accessing care and insurance
Reportable Disease Managements
School Flu Immunization Program
Well-Child Exams – School physicals and school dental screenings. (Note: Sports physicals must be done by a physician.)
WIC – WIC makes a difference for infants, children, and pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women. WIC provides healthy food, supports breastfeeding, gives advice for healthy eating and makes referrals to health care and other services such as immunizations, Medicaid and health screenings. If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.
Breast Feeding Classes
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 Screening and Fluoride Varnish
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.
Lead Screening & Testing
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
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.
Pregnancy Test/Presumptive Eligibility
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.
STD and HIV Testing
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. Azithromycin is commonly used in the treatment of Chlamydia, an infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Read more about buying Azithromycin at Low Prices for the treatment of chlamydia, gonorrhea and other bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, skin infections.
We offer TB skin testing as well as care for people who have TB Infection and TB Disease.
Well Child Exams
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!
Social Services Hotline: 1-888-351-8901 (or 1-877-597-2331 if after hours) or also if after hours: 1-502-595-4550
Montgomery County Salvation Army: 1-859-274-5161
Gateway Community Action (located in medical plaza behind Vinson and Sons): 1-859-498-5345 (Warming Assistance and up to $100 to help with rent or other expenses)- Person must go there to sign papers or someone can go in their stead. They must bring proof of income and something with name and address of landlord on it. The money will be sent to the landlord; not the client. If no income, person must go and pick up paper for someone to fill out saying that the person has no income.
Pastora contracts with Pathways on Fridays. Patients do not have to have a social security number and can pay on a sliding scale fee. Pastora is there every Friday. They do mental health counseling and addiction services.
Bath Medical Transportation
General Information: 1-606-780-9664
If someone is uninsured they can go to:
HealthCare.gov; if they need assistance they can call: 1-800-318-2596
If someone needs to apply for KTAP, SNAP, or Medicaid they need to go to:
https://benefind.ky.gov/ or they can call 1-855-306-2959
Yellow Fever- Dr. McGlaughlin’s Wife Does/Call on Wednesdays: 859-498-3098
Typhoid: Kroger Pharmacy: 859-497-4314
UK Travel Clinic, Lexington, KY: 1-859-257-5150
Passport Health, Lexington, KY: 1-859-368-0344
Post Clinic: 1-859-498-0231