Students interested in an internship or other learning experience with the Health Department, should first fill out an internship interest form.
Cancer screening services available include Pap test, clinical breast examination and instruction for performing breast self exams. Mammography screening, based on a sliding income scale is available for women 40 to 64 years of age. General cancer information is also available. Learn more.
Blood pressure control program including screening, monitoring and education is available for individuals. Cholesterol screening with counseling and follow-up can be provided to persons determined at risk. Individual appointments can be made at the county health centers.
One-to-one counseling, classes and support groups are available to anyone with diabetes and their family members. Patients are counseled by a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes care. Interested persons can call their county health center for an appointment. This program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a quality education program. Learn more.
Adult immunizations are available by individual appointment at all four of our county health centers. Certain vaccines, such as influenza, tetanus and pneumococcal, need to be given at regular intervals during adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared the following guide for adult immunizations. Tetanus and pneumonia vaccines are available from the Health Department year-round. Influenza vaccine is available just before and during flu season, usually beginning in the month of October.
Medical nutrition counseling
Nutrition assessment, counseling and education are included as part of many Health Department programs. Other patients presenting a physician's referral may receive special diet counseling by a dietitian. Educational programs on nutrition are available to schools and community groups. For information call 859.363.2112. Individual counseling is available at our county health centers.
OFF (Outsmarting Female Fat)
OFF is a 12 week weight-control program designed specifically for women and taught by Registered Dietitians from the Health Department. This scientifically sound, fat fighting program is based on the national bestseller titled “Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell” by Debra Waterhouse and consists of consecutive weekly sessions focusing on a natural way of eating that works for your body, not against it. The OFF Program is typically offered twice a year, in the fall and spring. More information.
Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Quit Now Kentucky features proactive telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging. Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST Monday through Sunday or log on to http://www.QuitNowKentucky.org for resources to prepare to quit. Learn more.
Counseling, education, pregnancy testing and birth control services are provided, confidentially. Community education programs available upon request. Services available at all county health centers. Learn more.